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|Named Person:||Jack Johnson; Jack Johnson|
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|Description:||xii, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Graeme Kent ; foreword by Harry Carpenter.|
"Over the next seven years, more than thirty fighters lured by the prospect of fame and a quick buck sought to regain the title from the black champion. Their stories - tragic, humorous and often deeply moving - were soon emblazoned across the headlines of thousands of newspapers. The stumbling would-be fighters emerged from farms, factories, mines, jails and hobo jungles to take part in one of the most bizarre epochs in the history of boxing and to add a new phrase to the English language, the White Hopes. In the process they were handled by some of the most venal and corrupt managers and promoters ever to be found outside a prison exercise yard."--BOOK JACKET.