Mark Kram, Jr. PEN / ESPN LITERARY AWARD WINNER
History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages, a trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country. In Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier, Mark Kram, Jr. unlinks Frazier from Ali and for the first time gives a full-bodied account of his life, which began in poverty amid the bigotry and oppression of the Jim Crow South and ascended to wealth and celebrity as one of the greatest heavyweights in history. A gripping, all-access biography that is also powerful story about race and class in America, Smokin’ Joe is unparalleled in its scope and depth and stands as the definitive portrayal of a towering America figure.
A portion of the royalties of Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier will help endow the Joe Frazier scholarship fund,
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