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Bob Petersen is a member of the Australian Society for Sport History and the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame, as well as the Australian Association for Caribbean Studies.


"meticulously researched...skillfully and colorfully narrated"--The Ring; "splendid...Petersen has produced an authoritative work on the great fighter...throughly researched and presented in a well-written and scholarly manner that is both interesting and educational...a detailed and very descriptive portrait of the times"--Cyber Boxing Zone; "Peterson is to be congratulated for affording Peter Jackson his proper place in the pantheon of boxing champions and Australian sporting stars"--Sporting Traditions; "presents the most complete reconstruction of Jackson's life available. Petersen looks outside of traditional sources, mining the census data preserved on genealogical websites to make sense of the myths surrounding Jackson's early life"--Journal of Sport History; "Petersen does an excellent job of describing Jackson's life outside of the ring...well-researched study"--The Journal of African American History; "fascinating - well researched and well organized. It will remain the definitive word on Peter Jackson"--Bulletin of Sport and Culture.

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