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Kokomo Joe : the story of the first Japanese American jockey in the United States

Author: John Christgau
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first Japanese American jockey, Kokomo Joe burst like a comet on the American horse-racing scene in the summer of 1941. This title narrates Kobuki's rise from lowly stable boy to reigning star at  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Yoshio Kobuki
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Christgau
ISBN: 9780803218970 0803218974
OCLC Number: 245023395
Notes: "A Bison original"--P. [4] of cover.
Description: xii, 202 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The pocket baby --
Kokomo Joe --
Mister Charley --
Brilliant queen --
The Yankee Doodle boys --
Joltin' Joe --
The railbird witch --
The oriental invaders --
Lumberjacks and truckers --
Joe Btfsplk --
Miserable saboteurs --
Nipponese dynamite --
Hoover's lists --
Fibber McGee --
The whiz kid with the jive drive --
The Canadian mounties --
Chester from Gunsmoke --
Stargazers.
Responsibility: John Christgau.
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"Christgau masterfully unearths a story about a small man with a giant spirit struggling to realize a dream in the midst of racial hatred and war."oSatsuki Ina, producer of From a Silk Cocoon

 
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