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Major Taylor: The World's Fastest Man
     

Major Taylor: The World's Fastest Man

by Jack Kelly
 
Half a century before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, forty years before the era of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, a decade before Jack Johnson claimed the heavyweight boxing title, Taylor ascended to the peak of the most popular sport of the day. This concise, 3,700-word essay by popular historian Jack Kelly outlines the career of a forgotten

Overview

Half a century before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, forty years before the era of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, a decade before Jack Johnson claimed the heavyweight boxing title, Taylor ascended to the peak of the most popular sport of the day. This concise, 3,700-word essay by popular historian Jack Kelly outlines the career of a forgotten champion. Thoroughly researched, fascinating and important.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012228383
Publisher:
Jack Kelly
Publication date:
02/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
27 KB

Meet the Author

Jack Kelly is a historian specializing in popular culture. He is the author of "Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics" (Basic Books) and other popular works of history.

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