A Condition of Freedom

River's Edge Media, LLC
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In March of 1948, Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers came to Mobile, Alabama for an exhibition game. While the city’s black population was thrilled to see the man who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier, Robinson’s brief appearance did more for one man than fuel his excitement for the game.

Thirty-year-old Jesse Norwood had no baseball experience, but, through the game, he saw a way to help the scrawny youngsters that would congregate near his stoop gain a sense of pride and dignity in the segregated South of the 1950’s.

A Condition of Freedom is the emotionally charged story of Norwood’s legend and legacy. With a novelist’s gift for storytelling, Formichella breathes life into a South long gone to tell a hero’s story that begins in a sandlot and ends in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

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About the author

Joe Formichella is the prize-winning author of nonfiction works Murder Creek, and the novels Waffle House Rules and The Wreck of the Twilight Limited. Joe is also the editor of the anthology Shoe Burnin': Stories of Southern Soul. He currently lives on the Waterhole Branch near Fairhope, Ala.

 

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Publisher
River's Edge Media, LLC
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Published on
Jun 15, 2015
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Pages
260
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ISBN
9781940595306
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / General
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / History
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This content is DRM free.
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