Black Champion: The Life and Times of Jack Johnson
Finis Farr

London: Macmillan, 1964. First edition Firts printing. Hardcover. 245 pp. with index. Illustrated with photos. A tight, fine example in lightly rubbed dust jacket. A rather scarce, British biography of late 19th-early 20th century bare-knuckled heavyweight boxing legend Jack Johnson. Born in Galveston, Johnson rose to prominence in the in the brutal turn of the century prize fighting world, securing the World Heavyweight Championship in 1908. Challenged again in 1910, he defeated Jim Jefferies. Johnson was a colorful, but often controversial figure, married four times (three of his wives were white), outspoken, and notorious. He was a fugitive from justice from 1913 to 1920. Fine Hardcover (Item ID: E18261)


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