Interesting Athletes: A Newspaper Artist's Look at Blacks in Sports

Interesting Athletes: A Newspaper Artist's Look at Blacks in Sports

by George L. Lee
     
 

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George L. Lee was an extraordinarily talented and sensitive artist whose career began in the newspaper business in Chicago decades ago. He was there when Joe Louis captured the heavyweight title (and the dreams of black America). He drew the black athletes who broke into major league baseball for the first time.

This collection has seven sections of ink sketches

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Overview

George L. Lee was an extraordinarily talented and sensitive artist whose career began in the newspaper business in Chicago decades ago. He was there when Joe Louis captured the heavyweight title (and the dreams of black America). He drew the black athletes who broke into major league baseball for the first time.

This collection has seven sections of ink sketches and cameo biographies: Boxers—American and World; The Story of Joe Louis; Boxing Events of the '50s; Baseball Players; Football Players; Basketball Players; and Runners, Jockeys, Golfers and Other Sports Figures. It repeats nothing from the highly successful Interesting People."

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Brings back not only sports memories, but the memory of an era in Chicago newspaper art (the Defender and the Tribune). Seven sections of Lee's ink drawings and cameo biographies: boxers--American and world; the story of Joe Louis; boxing events of the 50s; baseball player; football players; basketball players; other sports figures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"brings back not only sports memories, but the memory of an era in Chicago newspaper art"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786467662
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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