By Stephen King, Stewart O'Nan
Retail ePub - an book Novella
The writing group that added the bestselling Faithful, concerning the 2004 crimson Sox championship season, takes readers to the ballpark back, and to a global past, in an publication unique to be released on August 21, 2012.
Dean Evers, an aged widower, sits in entrance of the tv with not anything larger to do than waste his leftover evenings observing baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners, and David fee is breezing in the course of the line-up. unexpectedly, in a seat a number of rows up past the batter, Evers sees the face of somebody from many years prior, a person who shouldn’t be on the ballgame, shouldn’t be on the earth. And so starts a parade of individuals from Evers’s previous, them all occupying that seat in the back of domestic plate. till someday Dean Evers sees a person even eerier….
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Sharon Robinson, Stealing Home (New York: HarperPerennial, 1997), p. 39. 41. Rampersad, Jackie Robinson, p. 81. 42. Robinson, I Never Had It Made, p. 11. Chapter 3 THE BATTLE OF CAMP HOOD, 1941–1944 Robinson reported to his new job in April. It took him 200 miles north of home to a job-training camp in Atascadero, California. The National Youth Administration (NYA), founded in 1935, was meant to help outof-work young people in the depths of the Great Depression. This camp, and others like it, took in teenagers up to the age of 18 and taught them a trade.
THE WAR WITHIN THE WAR Assigned the job of morale officer in a truck battalion, Robinson had to mediate a continuing series of problems between the men of his segregated unit and the Fort Riley brass. Black soldiers, and by extension African Americans across the country, were becoming increasingly agitated about the pervasive discrimination within the military. Thousands of blacks had been drafted and trained for combat, but none of them were being permitted to fight on the front lines of the war.
Military remained divided along color lines, and many of its officers were convinced that black men were simply not capable of military 34 JACKIE ROBINSON leadership. Blacks were not banned from the officers’ ranks outright, but neither were they uniformly welcomed. Robinson, fuming, waited for three long months for the Army to take action on his application. 6 Then world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis arrived at Fort Riley on temporary assignment. Louis was a global celebrity, a true American hero who in 1938 had stood up to Nazi Germany in the person of Max Schmeling, the German boxing champ, and won.