Lost Champions: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football's Color Line

Lost Champions: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football's Color Line

by Gretchen Atwood

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620406007
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Gretchen Atwood is a former sports journalist with a passion for football, civil rights and American history. She lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Prologue 1

1 First Quarter 3

2 The Last Word 13

3 City of Angels 23

4 Moore's Ford Bridge 35

5 Offside 43

6 Assault 53

7 Second Quarter 63

8 Black Lightning 73

9 Backlash 83

10 Champions 95

11 Shots Fired 103

12 Third Quarter 111

13 92 Yards 119

14 Frozen Out 129

15 Undefeated 139

16 Jackie 149

17 Cleveland's Year 155

18 Good-bye 165

19 Fourth Quarter 175

20 Younger 181

21 Swan Song 189

22 Spring Training 197

23 Goalposts 205

24 Overtime 215

25 On History 227

Acknowledgments 233

Notes 237

Selected Sources 259

Index 261

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