—Detroit Free Press
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.
—The New York Times Book Review
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
—The Chicago Tribune
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.
—San Diego Union Tribune
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