*Includes excerpts of contemporary accounts
*Includes a bibliography for further reading
"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being." - Jackie Robinson
In his introduction to The Jackie Robinson Reader, sports historian Jules Tygiel succinctly observed, "Extraordinary lives often reveal ordinary truths. Jackie Robinson was born in 1919 and died in 1972. He...