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Forty Million Dollar Slaves

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete

by William C. Rhoden

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Published by Crown .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7585447M
ISBN 100609601202
ISBN 109780609601204
OCLC/WorldCa62430822

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Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete is a work of journalistic nonfiction by former New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden.

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