Colleen Aycock and Mark Scott, and the McFarland Press, deserve our warm thanks in spotlighting the short, but singular, career of one of America's least well-known athletes, a lightweight boxer named Joe Gans....the various chapters of this biography are like a collection of Somerset Maugham short stories.... But the real value of Joe Gans is that the story line is gripping and is well-flavored with historical nuggets.
--SCOTT A.G.M. CRAWFORD, Eastern Illinois U., 2008
About the Author
's father was a professional fighter during the Depression. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mark Scott
, a novelist and former Golden Glove boxer, lives in Austin, Texas.