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Satchel Paige's America, William Price Fox

Label
Satchel Paige's America
Title
Satchel Paige's America
Statement of responsibility
William Price Fox
Title variation
Satchel Paiges America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1970, on a magazine assignment, Fox spent a week with baseball Hall-of-Famer Leroy Satchel Paige, who took a shine to the young writer and shared his remarkable life with uncommon frankness. Paige came to the major leagues in 1948 at the age of 42, after many years in the Negro Leagues, where his triumphs attained an almost mythic stature. Fox and Paige wandered through Paige's adopted hometown of Kansas City, from KFC to Midas Muffler to barbecue joints. Paige was uneasy with being recorded and didn't like reporters taking notes, so Fox was left to capture his subject's voice only through memory. What emerges on the page is mesmerizing: a little bit Ali, a little bit hip-hop, a shade of bebop, a pinch of Reverend King, and a half a measure of Richard Pryor. Paige's baseball talent was undeniable, but Fox captures the intelligence and savvy framing the talent. Paige loved life and made the very best of a bad situation with shrewdness, acceptance, and an iron will. A very entertaining book about a unique man. --Wes Lukowsky Copyright 2005 Booklist
Summary
A dialogue between the author and the legendary pitcher forms the basis of a colorful portrait of Satchel Paige, his youth, his storied baseball career with the Negro Leagues and with the Cleveland Indians, his thoughts about life in a segregated America, and his friendships with other sports greats, celebrities, and others. Original
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
228496
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fox, William Price
Dewey number
  • 796.357/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paige, Satchel
  • Baseball players
  • African American baseball players
Target audience
adult
Label
Satchel Paige's America, William Price Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9780817351892
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm56347699
  • OCoLC
Label
Satchel Paige's America, William Price Fox
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9780817351892
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm56347699
  • OCoLC

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