In Black & White

In Black & White

In 1936 athlete Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics and, two years later, boxer Joe Louis won a crushing victory to become heavyweight champion of the world. Despite their fame and success, both men would find themselves barred from certain hotels and would have to eat outside restaurants because of the colour of their skin. However. by their example, they gave hope to millions of black people around the world as they became the first black superstars.<BR> In Donald McRae's William Hill prize-winning dual biography, which includes a brand new chapter, he compiles a brilliant portrait of the two men, who became close friends despite their very different career pa

Donald McRae
Simon & Schuster Inc.

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