America on the Ropes: A Pictorial History of the Johnson - Jeffries Fight

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Casey Press LLC, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 323 pages
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A complete history of the famous "Great White Hope" fight held in Reno, Nevada on Independence Day, 1910 between Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries. Generously illustrated with vintage photos and cartoons, the book tells a fascinating story, from the start ( when novelist Jack London challenged Jeffries to wipe the smile off Johnson's face) to its conclusion, a country awash in race riots when Johnson was victorious.How the fight was put together, the training camps, wild and wooly Reno, and the fight itself, every aspect of the contest is examined. It's an unflattering but candid view of America in 1910 and how this event galvanized the nation.

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About the author (2004)

Wayne A. Rozen has been involved with boxing since his teenage years. A syndicated columnist for a national sports wire, guest analyst for ESPN television, New York State registered judge, promoter, and manager, Mr. Rozen has interviewed numerous champions and boxing celebrities for more than 25 years. This book is the result of his enduring interest in Jack Johnson's quest for equality in a prejudiced America and is the classic underdog story of sport.

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