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Bak, Richard

Published by Taylor Publishing, 1996
ISBN 10: 0878339140 / ISBN 13: 9780878339143
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Publisher: Taylor Publishing

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed Presentation Copy

Edition: First Edition


315pp Illus "The Great Black Hope.". Bookseller Inventory # 31499

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Synopsis: More than a simple biography, Joe Louis provides an in-depth look at what constitutes a "hero" in America's black community. As much as any drug store sit-in, civil rights march, or Senate Hill bill, Louis' fists figuratively and literally demolished the myth of white supremacy; his quiet dignity and unquestioned patriotism opened the door for the wave of black athletes who followed him. 32 pages of photos, many in color.

About the Author: Richard Bak, a native of Detroit, is the author of eight books, including the critically acclaimed Lou Gehrig: An American Genius and Ty Cobb: His Tumultuous Life and Times.

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