Jack Johnson Is A Dandy: An Autobiography. Jack Johnson.

Jack Johnson Is A Dandy: An Autobiography

New York: Signet, 1970. First edition thus. Softcover. First paperback printing. Photographic illustrated softcovers. 176 pp. Illustrated with photos. Introduction by Dick Schaap and The Lampman. A tight, generally fine example showing just a bit of reading evidence. The autobiography of one of the greatest heavyweight prizefighters of all time, Jack Johnson. Johnson (1878-1946), a native of Galveston, Texas, was the first African American world heavyweight champion, battinling during the bare-fist era, and despite his athletic fame (or perhaps because of it) was the subject of much racial discrimination; some mof his biggest fights took place outside the United States and in 1912 he was convicted of violating the Mann Act on very scanty evidence. fine. Item #E21073

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