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by Kal Wagenheim
Description: Roberto Clemente, one of history's greatest and most memorable Hispanic baseball stars, led a remarkable professional and personal life, until he met an untimely death in 1972 in a plane crash while on a mission of mercy to the site of a disastrous earthquake in Nicaragua. The first Latin American player to be recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame, Clemente is honored once again in this book that illustrates his dramatic life from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
eBook Publisher: E-Reads, 2001
eBookwise Release Date: August 2001
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [367 KB]
Reading time: 241-338 min.
"CLEMENTE is more than just the story of an outstanding baseball player who met a tragic and unexpected death. It's more a study of a nation and the fervor and love the people showed for one of their own."--Lee Coppola, Buffalo Evening News
"A fine, moving, one might even say inspirational book."--Robert Friedman, San Juan Star
"Wagenheim, author of two books about Puerto Rico and ex-ballplayer-sportswriter, is the right man to perform the essentially serious task of bringing the real Roberto Clemente close to the many fans who misunderstood his intense self-pride as arrogance during his magnificent major league baseball career. A final chapter on Clemente's last days and his death on New Year's Eve flying aid to Managua's quake victims is moving indeed."--Publisher's Weekly
"CLEMENTE! Has been selected for inclusion in our annual list 'Best Books for Young Adults' "--American Library Association"