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Unforgivable Blackness

The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Unforgivable Blackness( )
Author: Ward, Geoffrey C.
ISBN:978-0-375-71004-9
Publication Date:Jan 2006
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

In this vivid biography Geoffrey C. Ward brings back to life the most celebrated -- and the most reviled -- African American of his age. Jack Johnson battled his way out of obscurity and poverty in the Jim Crow South to win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. At a time when whites ran everything in America, he took orders from no one and resolved to live as if color did not exist. While most blacks struggled simply to exist, he reveled in his riches and his...
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Book Details
Pages:544
Detailed Subjects: Sports & Recreation / Boxing
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8 x 1.34 Inches
Book Weight:1.262 Pounds
Author Biography
Ward, Geoffrey C. (Author)
Geoffrey C. Ward is an author, historian, and screenwriter. He has written for numerous documentary films, and has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Francis Parkman Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. <30>



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