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At 710 pages, In the Ring With Jack Johnson - Part I: The Rise is the most detailed and thorough book ever written on
Jack Johnson. This book alone (the first of two on Johnson) covers the start of Jack Johnson's career up to his winning
the world heavyweight championship. It is chock-full of detailed descriptions of each bout from multiple local next-day
primary sources. The book also contains plenty of context and background, details and perspectives about race from both
white and black-owned newspapers, as well as approximately 225 rare photographs, cartoons, and advertisements. Boxing
fans will obtain knowledge and insight into Jack Johnson's career like never before. This is the seventh book in Adam
J. Pollack's series on the heavyweight champions of the gloved era, which include: John L. Sullivan: The Career of the
First Gloved Heavyweight Champion, In the Ring With James J. Corbett, In the Ring With Bob Fitzsimmons, In the Ring With
James J. Jeffries, In the Ring With Marvin Hart, and In the Ring With Tommy Burns. Adam J. Pollack is a boxing judge,
referee, and coach, and member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. He is also an attorney practicing law in
Iowa City, Iowa.