Aaron Rosenberg, Brian Helgeland's 42: The Jackie Robinson Story: The Official Movie Novel PDF

By Aaron Rosenberg, Brian Helgeland

ISBN-10: 0545541131

ISBN-13: 9780545541138


A motion picture tie-in novel approximately Jackie Robinson's existence tale. This e-book is a novelization of Brian Helgeland's screenplay.

A novel in keeping with the motion picture 42—a biopic approximately Jackie Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers because the first African American significant League Baseball player.

Includes a full-color insert of pictures from the motion picture.

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