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The Resource Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero, David Maraniss

Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero, David Maraniss

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Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero
Title
Clemente
Title remainder
the passion and grace of baseball's last hero
Statement of responsibility
David Maraniss
Title variation
Clemente
Title variation remainder
the passion and grace of baseballs last hero
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On New Year's Eve, 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver supplies to Nicaragua after an earthquake. Journalist Maraniss now brings the great baseball player back to life. Anyone who saw Clemente play will never forget him--he was a work of art in a game too often defined by statistics. But Clemente was that rare athlete who rose above sports to become a symbol of larger themes. Born in rural Puerto Rico, at a time when there were no blacks or Puerto Ricans playing organized ball in the United States, Clemente went on to become the greatest Latino player in the major leagues, a ballplayer of determination, grace, and dignity who paved the way and set the highest standard for waves of Latino players who followed in later generations.--From publisher description
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2006
Biography type
individual biography
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163041
Cataloging source
DLC
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Maraniss, David
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.C45
LC item number
M355 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clemente, Roberto
  • Baseball players
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the passion and grace of baseball's last hero
Label
Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero, David Maraniss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-387) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
401 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743217811
Lccn
2006042235
Other control number
9780743217811
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
ocm63179088
Label
Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero, David Maraniss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-387) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
401 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743217811
Lccn
2006042235
Other control number
9780743217811
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
ocm63179088

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