- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Harvard University Press (16 May 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0674010566
- ISBN-13: 978-0674010567
- Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.7 x 2.7 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,587,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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...entertaining book... Splendid! Best of its kind. -- MOJO, 1 December 2003
Brown gives us an unusally rich analysis of the legend's growth. -- Times Literary Supplement 29 August 2003
[a] scholarly, readable and often dazzling book... -- Observer 1 June 2003
CECIL BROWN is the author of The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger and Days Without Weather. He is a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.