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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise & Fall of Jack Johnson
Geoffrey Ward


Paperback,544pp, illus
Yellow Jersey, 2015

Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

Unforgivable Blackness is the first full-scale biography of Johnson in more than twenty years. Accompanied by more than fifty photographs and drawing on a wealth of new material – including Johnson’s never-before-published prison memoir – it restores Jack Johnson to his rightful place in the pantheon of sporting and social warriors.


GEOFFREY C. WARD is the author of nineteen books, including A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the NBCC Award, the Francis Parkman Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer.

ISBN 9780224092340