New York: The Free Press, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 5/8 X 8 3/8 Inches. 202  PP. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4643
Stated "First Printing" on the copyright page. Original price of $5.95 on the front flap. Groundbreaking study of the role and perception of the black athlete in American sports. A truly important watershed book on the subject. Discreet PO name on the half title-page. Light wear to DJ edges and folds. DJ creased on flaps. A respectable copy of this overlooked classic.
The New York Times Magazine wrote that Edwards "has seen himself as one who provokes and incites others to action, a reformer, not a revolutionary. And indeed, no other single figure in sports has done as much to make the country aware that the problems of the larger culture are recapitulated in sports, that the arena is no sanctuary from drugs, racism and corruption." (Robert Lipsyte - New York Times Magazine - May 22, 1988).