The Little Champ: A Different Kind of Novel

The Little Champ: A Different Kind of Novel

by Arthur M. Louis


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This is a work of fiction based on true events, in the form of an autobiography that might have been written, but never was.

Abe Washington, a former world's champion featherweight boxer, tells us how he rose from a poor Jewish immigrant neighborhood in San Francisco to become one of the greatest, most acclaimed prizefighters in history.

When he falls in with gangsters and becomes implicated in fixing the 1919 World Series of baseball, the Black Sox series, he escapes prosecution, but his reputation is destroyed, and he lives in disgrace for the remaining half-century of his life.

In his dying days, seeking redemption, he dictates this account of his life, along the way providing the reader with raw accounts of San Francisco's Barbary Coast, the rough-and-tumble era of early twentieth century prizefighting, and the Jazz Age and Prohibition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482379839
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/16/2013
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Arthur M. Louis was a print journalist for more than forty years, serving as an editor and writer with the Philadelphia Inquirer, McGraw-Hill, Fortune magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has contributed free-lance articles to many national magazines, and is the author of two non-fiction books -- The Tycoons: How America's Most Successful Executives Get to the Top, and Journalism and Other Atrocities: An Irreverent Memoir.

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