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"This is a JIM BROWN: THE FIERCE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN HERO Hardcover Book.Of the great running backs of football's modern era, the first and probably best was Cleveland Browns fullback Jim Brown, who played from 1957 through 1965. As Jackie Robinson did in baseball, so Brown helped break down football's color barrier and revolutionized his game, bringing quickness and finesse to what had been a power position. So any biography that reminds fans of Brown's importance to football well serves the strong sports collection. Freeman, former Florida Times-Union columnist who now writes for, brings competence, if not great wit, to his task, tracing Brown's life, from his embattled and unorthodox youth (Brown was one of the nation's premier lacrosse players as a high-schooler) to his Syracuse University playing days, through his nine seasons with Cleveland (playing every game), through his acting career, and into his years as an effective advocate for black causes. If Freeman explores Brown's ugly side--domestic abuse, womanizing, his penchant for intimidation off the field--he counters by showing the man's positive side, including his immeasurable contributions to the black community.At SPORT AUTHENTIX INC. we guarantee the 100% authenticity of our products. Each signed piece of memorabilia comes with a hologram and a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) from SPORT AUTHENTIX INC.. This certificate is your assurance that the accompanying item has been personally autographed by the sports personality listed. This is a stock photo. This is an unsigned book. We take tremendous pride in offering the highest quality of genuine sports memorabilia."