The Resource Hank Greenberg in 1938 : hatred and home runs in the shadow of war, Ron Kaplan., (ebook)

Hank Greenberg in 1938 : hatred and home runs in the shadow of war, Ron Kaplan., (ebook)

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Hank Greenberg in 1938 : hatred and home runs in the shadow of war
Title
Hank Greenberg in 1938
Title remainder
hatred and home runs in the shadow of war
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Ron Kaplan.
Title variation
Hank Greenberg in nineteen thirty eight
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eng
Summary
"Hammerin" Hank Greenberg was coming off a stellar season where he'd hit 40 home runs and 184 RBIs, becoming only the thirteenth player to ever hit 40 or more homers (and one of only four players to have 40 or more home runs and 175 or more RBIs in a season). Even with his success at the plate, neither Greenberg nor the rest of the world could have expected what was about to happen in 1938. From his first day in the big leagues, the New York-born Greenberg had dealt with persecution for being Jewish. From teammate Jo-Jo White asking where his horns were to the verbal abuse from bigoted fans and the media, the 6-foot-3 slugger always did his best to shut the noise out and concentrate on baseball. But in 1938, that would be more difficult than he could have ever imagined. While Greenberg was battling at the plate, his people overseas were dealing with a completely different battle. Adolf Hitler, who had been chancellor of Germany since 1933, had taken direct control of the country's military in February of '38. He then began his methodic takeover of all neighboring countries, spreading Nazism and the early stages of World War II and the Holocaust. Hank Greenberg in 1938 chronicles the events of 1938, both on the baseball diamond and the streets of Europe. As Greenberg's bat had him on course for Babe Ruth's home run record, Hitler's "Final Solution" was beginning to take shape. Jews across the US, worried about the issues overseas, looked to Greenberg as a symbol of hope. Though normally hesitant to speak about the anti-Semitism he dealt with, the slugger still knew the role he was playing for so many of his people, saying "I came to feel that if I, as a Jew, hit a home run, I was hitting one against Hitler."
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Midwest
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1957-
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Kaplan, Ron
Dewey number
796.35709
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non fiction
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  • Greenberg, Hank
  • Baseball players
  • Jewish baseball players
  • Antisemitism in sports
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Hank Greenberg in 1938 : hatred and home runs in the shadow of war, Ron Kaplan., (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781613219928
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12346731
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Hank Greenberg in 1938 : hatred and home runs in the shadow of war, Ron Kaplan., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613219928
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12346731
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12346731
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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