Books by Johnny Smith

Released: March 24, 2020

"An entertaining reminder that American hero worship, media hype, and fierce nationalism haven't changed much in a century."
A lively historical account of 1918 Boston, a city obsessed with baseball and defeating the Kaiser in Germany. Read full book review >
A SEASON IN THE SUN by Randy Roberts
Released: March 27, 2018

"A brisk account of a career and a culture that presages much of our current-day obsession with celebrity."
Roberts (History/Purdue Univ.) and Smith (American History/Georgia Tech Univ.) follow their previous collaboration (Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, 2016) with a hybrid book about baseball legend Mickey Mantle (1931-1995). Read full book review >
BLOOD BROTHERS by Randy Roberts
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A page-turning tale from the 1960s about politics and sports and two proud, extraordinary men whose legacies endure."
How Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and then an enemy of his mentor and friend Malcolm X. Read full book review >