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    • The Heritage

    • Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism
    • By: Howard Bryant
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 72

    Today, sports arenas have been transformed into staging grounds for American patriotism and the hero worship of law enforcement. Teams wear camouflage jerseys to honor those who serve; police officers throw out first pitches; soldiers surprise their families with homecomings at halftime. Sports and politics are decidedly entwined. But as journalist Howard Bryant reveals, this has always been more complicated for black athletes, who from the start were committing a political act simply by being on the field.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A NPR Fresh Air brought me here

    • By Chuck Sadler on 02-07-19
    • Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism
    • By: Howard Bryant
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 05-08-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 83 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Last Hero

    • A Life of Henry Aaron
    • By: Howard Bryant
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In the 34 years since his retirement, Henry Aaron's reputation has only grown in magnitude: he broke existing records (rbis, total bases, extra-base hits) and set new ones (hitting at least 30 home runs per season 15 times, becoming the first player in history to hammer 500 home runs and 3,000 hits). But his influence extends beyond statistics, and at long last here is the first definitive biography of one of baseball's immortal figures.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but should have been better.

    • By Thomas R. Milkowski on 04-27-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Last Hero

    • A Life of Henry Aaron
    • By: Howard Bryant
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In the 34 years since his retirement, Henry Aaron's reputation has only grown in magnitude: he broke existing records (rbis, total bases, extra-base hits) and set new ones (hitting at least 30 home runs per season15 times, becoming the first player in history to hammer 500 home runs and 3000 hits). But his influence extends beyond statistics, and at long last here is the first definitive biography of one of baseball's immortal figures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Last Hero; A Life of Henry Aaron

    • By Anonymous User on 08-31-10

    Regular price: $42.00