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Jim Brown

Last Man Standing

by Dave Zirin

Hardcover, 320 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27 |


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The sports journalist author of What's My Name, Fool? presents a portrait of the football legend, Hollywood star and controversial activist that includes coverage of Brown's work with Black Power and the allegations of sexual violence that overshadowed his career.

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'Heroic, But He's No Hero': Revisiting Football Great Jim Brown

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