BLACKTHINK: My Life as a Black Man and White Man

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Original black cloth with white lettering to the spine, in the dustwrapper designed by Tony Russell. A very near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout. Minor bumping to the spine tips. In the near fine dustwrapper, showing a little rubbing and minor crumpling to the upper spine and a light diagonal crease to the upper corner of the front panel. There are a few tiny light marks visible to the spine where laminate and paper have separated a little. Not price-clipped ($5.95 to the front flap). A scarce signed copy of the great athlete's memoir.

Inscribed by the author in black ink to the front free endpaper, "To Joe - / My Best to you / always -/ May god bless / Jesse Owens / 36 Olympics". Owens famously won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin. 'Blackthink' is a memoir as well as a personal meditation upon the racial struggles of twentieth century America.

Stock code: 20791


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