Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Christopher Rivers gives a revealing look at Jack Johnson when he was at the top of his profession. It is Jack Johnson as Jack Johnson wanted the world to see him--proud, humorous, defiant, and not too concerned with literal truth, or why he should scrape and bow to the mundane world of facts. He was, after all, his own creation.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers
African American historian Gerald Early refers to Jack Johnson (1878-1946), the first African American heavyweight champion of the world, as the first African American pop culture icon. Johnson is a seminal and iconic figure in the history of race and sport in America. This manuscript is the translation of a memoir by Johnson that was published in French, has never before been translated, and is virtually unknown. Originally published as a series of articles in 1911 and then in revised form as a book in 1914, it covers Johnson's colorful life and battles, both inside and outside the ring, up until and including his famous defeat of Jim Jeffries in Reno, on July 4, 1910.
In addition to the fights themselves, the memoir recounts, among many other things, Johnson's brief and amusing career as a local politician in Galveston, Texas; his experience hunting kangaroos in Australia; and his epic bouts of seasickness. It includes portraits of some of the most famous boxers of the 1900-1915 era?such truly legendary figures as Joe Choynski, Jim Jeffries, Sam McVey, Bob Fitzsimons, Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, and Stanley Ketchel. Johnson comments explicitly on race and the color line in boxing and in American society at large in ways that he probably would not have in a publication destined for an American reading public. The text constitutes genuinely new, previously unavailable material and will be of great interest for the many readers intrigued by Jack Johnson. In addition to providing information about Johnson's life, it is a fascinating exercise in self-mythologizing that provides substantial insights into how Johnson perceived himself and wished to be perceived by others. Johnson's personal voice comes through clearly-brash, clever, theatrical, and invariably charming. The memoir makes it easy to see how and why Johnson served as an important role model for Muhammad Ali and why so many have compared the two.
Jack Johnson, the first African American heavy-weight champion of the world, is a seminal and iconic figure in the history of race and sport in America.
Buchbeschreibung Praeger, Westport, Connecticut/London, 2007. Black Buckram. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Both book and jacket are in fine condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2029432
Buchbeschreibung Praeger Publishers, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. Tra. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP21380131
Buchbeschreibung Praeger Publishers, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. Tra. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94951191
Buchbeschreibung Praeger, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0275999645
Buchbeschreibung Praeger Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 152pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers NGY52510
Buchbeschreibung Praeger 2007-09-30, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. Tra. 0275999645. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 645900
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97802759996434.0
Buchbeschreibung Praeger, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Tra. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0275999645
Buchbeschreibung Praeger, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0275999645
Buchbeschreibung Praeger, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020275999645