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  • Author:
    McRae,Donald McRae
  • ISBN:
    0743207610
  • ISBN13:
    978-0743207614
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  • Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster Ltd; New Ed edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Pages:
    432 pages
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    Biographies
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In Black and White book. The incredible life stories of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens have been put into words in an impeccable manner by writer Donald McRae here.

In Black and White book. We may all know their achievements: Joe Louis, a boxing champion for 12 years & Jesse Owens, winner of four Gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. But the inspiring, fascinating, worth-reading story is to know how they reached the zenith in their careers, and where did they go afterwards. In Black and White gives us that untold tale, following these What a book!

He has twice won the prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year, for Dark Trade and In Black & White

He has twice won the prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year, for Dark Trade and In Black & White. He is a three-time Interviewer of the Year winner and has also won Sports Feature Writer of the Year for his work in the Guardian. He lives in Hertfordshire. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1. This shopping feature will continue to load items

Donald McRae is the award-winning author of eight books.

Donald McRae is the award-winning author of eight books. He is one of only two authors to have won the prestigious William Hill award twice, for Dark Trade and In Black & White. As a journalist he has twice won Sports Interviewer of the Year - as well as winning Sports Feature Writer of the Year. The roles of Jesse Owens and Joe Louis as black sporting champions in the USA in the first half of the twentieth century are thoroughly explored and set in historical context. This is a fabulous work of sporting, social and political history.

In Black and White – a double biography of Joe Louis, who successfully defended his world heavyweight boxing title 25 times, and Owens .

In Black and White – a double biography of Joe Louis, who successfully defended his world heavyweight boxing title 25 times, and Owens, who won four Olympic golds – is full of incidents like that, heavy with metaphorical significance. Another is the episode that set Donald McRae to work on this fine book, investigating a claim that the two friends once raced each other. They did, indeed, compete in a humiliating sprint, in the interval of a double-header baseball game.

IT WAS no real surprise when Donald McRae’s seminal work on these groundbreaking sportsmen of the 1930s scooped the .

IT WAS no real surprise when Donald McRae’s seminal work on these groundbreaking sportsmen of the 1930s scooped the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. In Black And White deals with issues - and personalities - from almost 70 years ago, but it remains a powerful volume, touching on the lives of Olympic sprint and long-jump champion Owens and world heavyweight boxing champion Louis.

In Donald McRae's award-winning dual biography, which includes a brand new chapter, he compiles a brilliant portrait of the .

In Donald McRae's award-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 paths: within days of Olympic glory, Owens was banned from competing again, and was forced to spend his days racing against horses to earn a living before becoming a spokesman for the sporting ideal. Meanwhile Louis won and lost a fortune, eventually battling with drug addiction and mental illness. 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.

In Black And White: The Untold Story Of Joe Louis And Jesse Owens. Winner of the 2002 william hill sports book of the year prize. 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.

Mike Marqusee on Donald McRae's evocation of the hurdles faced by Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, In Black . In 1936, under the irritated gaze of Hitler and the Nazi high command, the sprinter and long jumper Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics

Mike Marqusee on Donald McRae's evocation of the hurdles faced by Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, In Black and White. In 1936, under the irritated gaze of Hitler and the Nazi high command, the sprinter and long jumper Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics. Two years later, at Yankee stadium in New York, the heavyweight boxer Joe Louis demolished the powerful German champion, Max Schmeling, in a single tumultuous round. Both were stunning performances, displays of competitive prowess that would delight any sports fan anywhere. But they were much more than that.

In Black and White may refer to: In Black and White (short story collection), a collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling. In Black and White: The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, a sports book by Donald McRae

In Black and White may refer to: In Black and White (short story collection), a collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling. In Black and White: The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, a sports book by Donald McRae. In Black and White (Mustard Plug album). In Black and White (Trio X album). In Black and White, a 1982 album by Barbara Mandrell. In Black and White, an album by Jenny Burton. In Black and White", a song by Sonata Arctica from the album Unia.

Jesse Owens and Joe Louis have been hailed as American icons for the last sixty-five years, yet they were unfailingly human in everything they achieved and endured: as vulnerable as they were courageous; as troubled as they were brilliant; as restless in themselves as they are now rooted in history. IN BLACK AND WHITE will tell, for the first time, the story of the shared political legacy, extraordinary personal links and enduring friendship between 4-times Olympic gold medallist Jesse Owens, and Heavyweight World Boxing Champion Joe Louis, black athletes born in an America demeaned by racism and poverty.