The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero
Lyons Press, Hardcover, 9780762781522, 353pp.
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
"John L. Sullivan was perhaps the first real American sports superstar, and especially because he meant so much as a minority champion, he prefigured Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King and the many other athletes who became genuine heroes to the people they represented. The Great John L. is as important a cultural figure as he was a sports idol." --Frank Deford, journalist, Sports Illustrated contributing writer, author of Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter