The Great White Hopes : The Quest to Defeat Jack Johnson Paperback
by Graeme Kent
In 1908 black fighter Jack Johnson won the heavyweight championship of the world.
There was an immediate storm of protest: it was predicted - accurately - that his reign would lead to civic unrest and race riots.
Over the next seven years, more than 30 fighters lured by the prospect of fame tried to beat Jackson.
This title tells the story.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, 16 illustrations
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/03/2005
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9780750938921