Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow

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$7.46 - $16.45
UPC:
9780786839018
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2007-12-18
Release Date:
2007-12-18
Author:
James Sturm
Language:
english

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Product Overview

Baseball Hall of Famer Leroy Satchel Paige (1905? 1982) changed the face of the game in a career that spanned five decades. Much has been written about this larger-than-life pitcher, but when it comes to Paige, fact does not easily separate from fiction. He made a point of writing his own historyand then re-writing it. A tall, lanky fireballer, he was arguably the Negro Leagues hardest thrower, most entertaining storyteller and greatest gate attraction. Now the Center for Cartoon Studies turns a graphic novelists eye to Paiges story. Told from the point of view of a sharecropper, this compelling narrative follows Paige from game to game as he travels throughout the segregated South.

In stark prose and powerful graphics, author and artist share the story of a sports hero, role model, consummate showman, and era-defining American.

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