A Condition of Freedom (Paperback)

By Joe Formichella

River's Edge Media, LLC, 9781940595290, 260pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2015




Praise For A Condition of Freedom

“There are deep, social, philosophical reasons to love Joe Formichella’s story of the Mohawks, and of a place where the very sand seemed to grow baseball men ... I think books on baseball should let you feel the sun on your skin, no matter what color it is. This one does that.”
—Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of All Over but the Shoutin’ and Ava’s Man

“ ... an exquisite blend of pain, pride, poignance, and ultimately triumph. This is World Series writing.”
—Ray Jenkins, author of Blind Vengeance

“Written with the intensity and narrative tension of a great novel, this story of how the hopes and dreams of a small group of African-American boys and their legendary coach Jesse Norwood mirrors the Great American Dream itself is strong stuff. A terrific read and a powerful, unforgettable book!”
—William Cobb, author of A Walk Through Fire