Hank Thompson's Blues

Hank Thompson's Blues

by Theodore Hamm, Walter Chiu

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Hank Thompson's Blues by Theodore Hamm


Based on the true story of how one man rose to the heights of baseball glory only to fall into the depths of the Texas prison system,Hank Thompson's Blues recounts the life of the third black player in the major leagues. Hank Thompson (1925-1969) starred for the New York Giants in the 1954 World Series before his drinking problems ruined his promising baseball career. Hank Thompson's Blues is a rollicking first-person account of Thompson's rollercoaster ride, the story of a man who overcame racism but could not corral his own personal demons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981964713
Publisher: Nobody Rocks Press
Publication date: 05/15/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author


Theodore Hamm is the founding editor of The Brooklyn Rail, an award-winning journal of urban politics and culture. He is the author of two works of American political history, Rebel and a Cause (California, 2001) and The New Blue Media (New Press, 2008). A past recipient of San Quentin's distinguished volunteer service award for his teaching in the prison's college program, Hamm is currently an associate professor of urban studies at Metropolitan College of New York. Hank Thompson's Blues is his first novel.


Cover Design by Walter Chiu

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