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My Life (Dark Tower S.) Paperback – 8 Oct 1997
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The Story Of Joe Louis
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but if you want the real truth then read this book. by joe himself. the book made me feel as if joe louis was sitting right next to me telling his story. great man great book 5 stars.
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Among the celebrities who merit a few pages are Lena Horne (who had an affair with Louis) and Jackie Robinson (Louis claims he helped integrate the Armed Service baseball teams). The descriptions of Harlem at its peak are terrific.
Despite all the revelations of infidelity and his terrible money sense, Louis comes across as warm and likeable. The descriptions of boxing matches are readable even to a non-sports fan, although at some points they tend to blur together. Lots of great pictures, too.
If you're already a Louis fan, you'll appreciate the detail he goes into throughout this book. If you haven't read much about him, and would like to learn more, this book would be a good place to start. I think there are very few autobiographies that are so remarkably honest. A really terrific record of one of the all-time sports greats. Very highly recommended.
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