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Author: Jack Johnson
ISBN: 0848815351
Subcategory: Biographies
Pages 298 pages
Publisher Amereon Ltd; 1st edition (June 10, 1993)
Language English
Category: Sport books
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Jack Johnson (1878–1946) was the first African American heavyweight boxer, holding the title from 1908 to 1915. His 1910 victory over the formerly undefeated champion James J. Jeffries in "The Fight of the Century" triggered race riots across the country

Jack Johnson (1878–1946) was the first African American heavyweight boxer, holding the title from 1908 to 1915. Jeffries in "The Fight of the Century" triggered race riots across the country. Johnson continued to box professionally until he was in his 60s.

Опубликовано: 13 февр. 2014 г. "Jack Johnson in the Ring and out", vintage boxer. Louis Armstrong and His Jazz Book (Bluest Collection). Tony Hayes, Michelle Grainger, Steve Wadey.

This is great book on the art of fisticuffs Jack Johnson stands head over the other champions good read excellent work.

Making it on my list of heroes is no easy task. Men like Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X or women like Anna Politkovskaya and Higuchi Ichiyo make my list, as does Jack Johnson. Johnson not only bore the abuse and constant death threats of being the world’s black heavyweight champion, he did it in fur coat wearing, gold teeth sporting, fast car driving, white women loving style. This is great book on the art of fisticuffs Jack Johnson stands head over the other champions good read excellent work.

The first African American to win the world heavyweight championship, Jack Johnson (1878–1946) was the preeminent American sports personality of his era. Holder of the title from 1908 to 1915, Johnson continued to box professionally until he was in his 60s. His 1910 victory over th. . Jeffries in The Fight of the Century triggered race riots across the country, and racial bias fueled the clamor for his defeat by a Great White Hope. Johnson was a cultural lightning rod whose professional success and lavish lifestyle attracted both admiration and envy.

Name: Jack JohnsonAlias: Galveston GiantBirth Name: John Arthur JohnsonBorn: 1878-03-31Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina, USABirthplace: Galveston, Texas, USADied: 1946-06-10 (Age:68).

Name: Jack JohnsonAlias: Galveston GiantBirth Name: John Arthur JohnsonBorn: 1878-03-31Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina, USABirthplace: Galveston, Texas, USADied: 1946-06-10 (Age:68)Stance: OrthodoxHeight: 184cmReach: 188cmPro Boxer: Trainer: Henry (Pop) Blanken. Managers: George Little, Sam Fitzpatrick, Alex MacLean.

John Arthur "Jack" Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915). Among the period's most dominant champions, Johnson remains a boxing legend, with his 1910 fight against James J. Jeffries dubbed the "fight of the century".

Book Binding:Hardback. World of Books Ltd was founded in 2005, recycling books sold to us through charities either directly or indirectly. Book Condition:ACCEPTABLE. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 6 pre-owned listings. Jack Johnson in the Ring and Out by Jack Johnson (Hardback, 1977). Pre-owned: lowest price.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Shelf locator: Sc B-Johnson, Jack (Johnson, J. Jack Johnson in the ring and out. 1927). Statement of responsibility: by Jack Johnson ; with introductory articles by "Tad" Ed. W. Smith, Damon Runyon and Mrs. Jack Johnson ; special drawings by Edwin William Krauter.

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
Kelezel
I had always seem little video snippets of Jack Johnson when I was a child and with the advent of U2 had seen quite a bit about the first black heavyweight champion. When I saw that I could purchase this book for a very low price and it was an auto biography written by Jack Johnson himself I could not pass it up. This book has been a good read and I really enjoyed it I feel as though I know the man better than I ever did
Vathennece
Jack Johnson remains perhaps the most controversial athlete in American professional sports. And for that, it has been the constant rewriting of his life by his critics and/or racists.

His autobiography, published in 1927 when he was approaching his 50th birthday, should dispell the myths surrounding the greatest heavyweight champion ever. But more than his ring exploits, Johnson truly believed in a world without labels, a world where a celebrity can truly make a difference in people's lives and a world where dreams can truly be sought after and achieved.

He has pointed comments concerning critics who never gave a balanced account of his life and has a lengthy account on the fix he claims was arranged for him to lose the heavyweight title to Jess Willard. A chapter on physical fitness is timely today and demonstrates how Johnson was setting new standards on working out for his sport and general fitness.

You may have viewed the PBS special and read the recent biography on his life, but nothing beats reading Johnson in his own words. Johnson was truly a champion for honest play inside the ring and - most importantly - in the game of life.
Iell
Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. He became the heavyweight champion in 1908 when African Americans were exploited by Racism in a close-minded White America where hundreds of African Americans were murdered without trial by white mobs of hatred.

With this context of hatred, Jack Johnson, matter of factly talks about his life during this troublesome time in American history as if it were a minor inconvenience. In over 250 pages, he discusses his childhood and boxing career. He also speaks of the adventures in his life and anecdotes that all have an excitement, the kind that makes "Carpe Diem" seem like a non-event.

Bull Fighting in Spain; fleeing to Europe from a US government intent on exploiting the marvels of his success with grotesque technicalities of Laws biased against African Americans; storms through the rough ocean off of Mexico; encounters with wild Indian tribes; Russian spies prior the Bolshevik's revolution; somehow managing to win a poker game with 4 Aces when two others with 4 Queens and 4 Kings accused one another of cheating not realizing that they'd both been defeated.

Jack Johnson is the most underrated American Hero. To me, after reading his story, I felt no bitterness in his diction. I read no scars from all the hatred thrusted upon him. On the contrary, I read the voice of a man who probably would have lived to 200 years old had it not been for his tragic auto accident death when he was in his late 60s.

The book has amazing historical insight. He discusses the implication of the "Jazz Age" and how it affects family values. Oddly, today, the Jazz Age was when the family was still in tact. I thought Devil Worshipping Heavy Metal destroyed the family. No wait, wasn't it that rebellious punk rock music? No, wait, wasn't it that selfish "me-generaton" Disco? That evil Rock'n'Roll? No wait.... It's amazing how musical trends imply collapsing humanity. Still Johnson's insight was intellectually pragmatic and insightful.

The book is an amazing read when one considers that Jack Johnson had only a 5th Grade education. Yet we read of a man whose expressive skills excede those with Doctorate Degrees. Notice how I forgot to emphasize that he was a heavyweight boxer? When, fights were often 20, 30 rounds long? All those punches, yet his mind extremely sharp in his autobiography.

He's entertaining with much to say and with deep insight few autobiographies have.

If you find true individualists to be a source of inspiration, Jack Johnson's "In and Out of the Ring" is a must for your collection.
Steelrunner
This book is an exact reprint of his autobiography which was first published in 1925. The language is an echo of his voice. The dialogue is sophisticated but not to the point of pretentiousness. I do not wish to spoil this text but this is one remarkable introspective as to a higher intelligent being understanding why he was misunderstood. Aside from not being bitter Jack Johnson taught me what humility does to the soul.
Ausstan
This autobiography is a much-needed corrective to playwright Howard Sackler's artistically over-licensed opus "The Great White Hope", dramatized on stage and in film in the late 1960's. As a self-portrait of a Black man living in a particular time and place, it is not only a record of Mr. Johnson's matchless skill as a boxer, but more importantly, it is a journey into an all-encompassing Black mind, an intellect as well as a striking physical specimen, who broke out a new mold for the image of the athelete as someone capable of possessing as much "brains" as they had "brawn." Johnson was so clearly head and shoulders above his peers and detractors that it is no wonder why he was hated and feared by many whites. When enough people of color have read this book, it is likely that Mr. Johnson may be put under the same sun that shines on the likes of Paul Robeson and Jackie Robinson: Black "Renaissance" men whose lives outside of their sport(s) have been obscured because of their insight, outspokeness, and general refusal to be limited by their "race." Don't let "Black History" month slip by without attempting to get onto, and into this priceless autobiography by a true "giant" of a man.
Ishnsius
Jack Johnson was a true Rebel.in another time&place he would have been more respected.this book does a good job reflecting on him.it's one of the few times that he gets actual repesct.a must read and he shouldn't be forgotten.
Hugighma
This is great book on the art of fisticuffs Jack Johnson stands head over the other champions good read excellent work