Jackie Robinson: I Never Had It Made


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By the time his autobiography appeared in 1972, Jackie Robinson had transcended the concept of race that so divided Americans. I Never Had It Made is a warts-and-all story that captures Robinson’s doubts and dreams. The man who erased Organized Baseball’s color line lives on in his own words, speaking with candor and clarity to an entirely new generation of readers in the twenty-first century. As Cornel West, the author of the introduction to the 1995 edition, put it: “The most striking...