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Joe Louis

Boxing (13-May-1914 — 12-Apr-1981)


Richard Bak. Joe Louis: The Great Black Hope. Da Capo Press. 1998. 328pp.

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.; Barbara Munder. Joe Louis: 50 Years an American Hero. McGraw-Hill. 1988. 249pp.

Lewis A. Erenberg. The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling. Oxford University Press. 2006. 274pp.

Joe Louis; with Edna Rust; Art Rust. Joe Louis: My Life. San Diego: Harcourt Trade Publishers. 1978.

Donald McRae. In Black & White: The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens. Scribner. 2002. 415pp.

Patrick Myler. Ring of Hate: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling: The Fight of the Century. Arcade Publishing. 2005. 266pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.705)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.429)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.918)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.649)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.453)

  12. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.207-09)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.308)

  14. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.798)

  15. American Lives: Sports (vol.2, pp.67-69)

  16. ESPN Sports Almanac 2004 (p.530)

  17. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.200)

  18. Sports Illustrated 2005 Almanac (p.872)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.267)

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