In Black and White: The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens

In Black and White: The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens

by McRae, Donald McRae

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ISBN-13: 9780743207614
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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In Black and White: The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
uryjm on LibraryThing 25 days ago
The story of Joe Lewis and Jessie Owens is not only remarkable in what they achieved, but the backdrop against which they achieved it - American racism and the rise of the Nazis. At one point the author points out that there was real and valid debate over who was worse off - a Jew in Germany in 1936 or a black in the Deep South. Some of the accounts the author manages to unearth about lynching, Jim Crow-ism and the entrenched hatred of middle America for the blacks verges on the incredible - was America really like that? Evidently.