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"Rich, intelligent cultural history.... The effect of Mr. Tygiel's lively narrative is to make us realize, or remind us in case we've forgotten, what a remarkable impact Rickey's experiment had on baseball." --The New York Times
"Not only is this a book that is long overdue, but it turns out to be a book that is well worth the wait; it is comprehensive, perceptive, balanced--and into the bargain it is eminently readable." --Washington Post Book World
"Gives us the first in-depth, fully rounded picture of the successful integration of major league baseball." --The New Republic
"A thumpingly good baseball book." --Chicago Sun-Times
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