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World War II has been covered so extensively that there’s little left to add to the broader narrative. What remains are many personal stories—well-written accounts of a soldier’s or sailor’s daily life, often retold by their sons, daughters or grandchildren—that give us a deeper understanding of the men who did the grunt work to defeat the Axis Powers. The best to come out recently is “No Surrender” by Chris Edmonds and Douglas Century.
If I were the education president every White House inhabitant claims to be, the reforms would begin with putting Douglas Century's new biography, Barney Ross on the required-reading list.
Merits a place alongside The Grapes Of Wrath and Native Son . . . Street Kingdom, Century's first book, is an inventive mix of courageous investigative reporting, accomplished storytelling, knowing social commentary and wicked street-smart prose . . .
Street Kingdom is a memorable portrait, one that crumbles stereotypes and reveals not just facts. . . It brings understanding. With passion and integrity, Century has made Big K real and human.
Barney Ross is an excellent story of a man and his times. And proof positive that time does not relinquish its hold over men or monuments. In a sport devoted to fashioning halos for its superstars, Ross wore a special nimbus, and this book properly fits him for that.