A Flame of Pure Fire
Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s
By Roger Kahn
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151002962, 416pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 1999
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"The fact that Jack Dempsey was one of America's preeminent celebrities in the 1920s was the result of both the man himself and the special decade in which he flourished. That is why Roger Kahn devotes almost equal attention to the two phenomena. Together, they give us a brilliantly written picture of a champion and his era."—Ring Lardner, Jr.