Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero by Mike Freeman

Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero by Mike Freeman

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The first, definitive biography of one of the most important, controversial, and outspoken athletes of the 20th century.

He intimidated people on & off the football field. He was brutal yet brilliant, narcissistic yet magnanimous, relentless yet unyielding. Most of all, he was the greatest football player of all time. He was Jim Brown. A legend in his own time, Jim Brown was revered as an athlete, actor, & unflinching symbol of black pride & self-reliance. In this moving book, Mike Freeman offers the first definitive portrait of the sports star. 

"A fascinating look at a culture in transition... Freeman captures the life of a legend with grace & passion, while brilliantly exposing the hypocrisy & cruelty suffered by black athletes." (Publishers Weekly)