Joe Louis: The Great Black Hope

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  • Written by Richard Bak
  • ISBN 030680879X
  • Format: Paperback, 328pp
  • Pub. Date: September 1998
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press

"Joe Louis" depicts the prizefighter's life, and the times in which he lived, from his childhood in a sharecropper's cabin in Alabama and his formative years in Detroit to his legendary career, his service in the Army, and his stint as a professional wrestler after retiring from boxing in 1951. 103 illustrations, 22 in color.