Gretchen Atwood

Wall Street Journal Calls Lost Champions “Superb”

Gregg Easterbrook reviewed “Lost Champions” for the Wall Street Journal and called it a “superb” book, praising the football knowledge and historical tracing of civil rights efforts in both Los Angeles and Cleveland.

I can’t do justice to the review so please click over and read it. Some of WSJ’s content is behind a paywall. If this is, google “Lost Champions” and “Wall Street Journal” and most likely form the search results you’ll be able to access a public version. If not, email me (gretchenatwood at gmail dot com) and I’ll forward a screenshot version.

I love that Easterbrook really grasped my intention with the book both in terms of the detailed view of the 1950 NFL Championship Game but also *why* what was going on concurrently off the field was just as important to Kenny and Woody and everyone else contributing to the fight for racial equality and racial justice in America.

Of course pegging it to Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem in today’s NFL is a smart move, and shows us how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go.