Boxing Book

THE GREAT WHITE HOPES

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H/B in D/W – 244 pages – 8 pages of b/w photos – 240 x 160mm – PUBLISHED by SUTTON PUBLISHING – ISBN 0-7509-3892-7 – 2005 Book and Dust Jacket in good condition.

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In Sydney,Australia, in 1908 the brash and talented black fighter Jack Johnson won the heavyweight championship of the world from the Canadian Tommy Burns. there was an immediate storm of protest. Writers,including Jack London, and polititians feared the accession of the fearless and outspoken Johnson would threaten white supremecy. It was predicted- accurately- that his reign would lead to civil unrest and race riots.

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Book Author

GRAEME KENT

Book Condition

Used – Good

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