Clemente The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero

ISBN-10: 0743217810
ISBN-13: 9780743217811
Edition: 2006
Authors: David Maraniss
List price: $26.00
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Description: 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 food and medical supplies to Nicaragua after a devastating earthquake.  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

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 food and medical supplies to Nicaragua after a devastating earthquake. David Maraniss now brings the great baseball player brilliantly back to life in Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero. Maraniss offers thrilling accounts of Clemente's underdog Pirates' two World Series victories, but Clemente is for more than just another baseball book. Roberto Clemente was a work of art in a game too often defined by statistics. He was also that rare athlete who rose above sports to become a symbol of larger themes, the Jackie Robinson of the Spanish-speaking world, who paved the way for waves of Latino players who followed in later generations. The Clemente that Maraniss evokes was a ballplayer of determination, grace, and dignity who insisted that his responsibilities extended beyond the playing field. With narrative sweep and meticulous detail, Clemente captures the myth and the real man, and retraces his final days, using newly uncovered documents to reveal the corruption and negligence that led the unwitting hero on a mission of mercy toward his untimely death.

David Maraniss is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who chronicled the Clinton era during his time at the Washington Post. After leaving the Washington Post, Maraniss wrote "First in His Class," a book about Clinton that won the American Society of Newspaper Editors Jesse Laventhal Prize. He has also published "The Clinton Enigma," a book interpreting the Clinton scandal.

Contents Memory and Myth 1. Something That Never Ends 2. Where Momen Came From 3. Dream of Deeds 4. The Residue of Design 5. ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! 6. Alone at the Miracle 7. Pride and Prejudice 8. Fever 9. Passion 10. A Circular Stage 11. El Día Más Grande 12. Tip of the Cap 13. Temblor 14. Cockroach Corner 15. December 31 16. Out of the Sea Myth and Memory Acknowledgments Notes Appendix Selected Bibliography Index

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