The 1880s. The time when Jim Crow laws still existed in parts of the country. The time when Michigan white pine was king. The time when World Lightweight Boxing champion, George LaVigne, began his boxing career under the tutelage of a black barber. From these threads of history Lowell Plaugher began to weave a story.
Billy LaVigne was introduced to Sunday boxing the winter he worked as a shanty boy in the north harvesting white pine. Not that it was his idea. In fact, if he'd had a choice, he would have stayed in Zilwaukee to be close to his girlfriend, Jennifer. But his father was insistent that he join him. Upon his return to Saginaw, as much to please his girlfriend, Jennifer as anything, he tried but failed miserably to become a salesman. After that, he met CAC Smith and began training to become a boxer and indeed demonstrated great potential until the bones in his fists began to break. As his whole life and Jennifer's began to unravel, Billy's younger brother George's began to soar.
Separated by the winds of fortune, only a serial killer of women could bring them all together again.
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Book Description Plaugher, Lowell, 2005. Soft Cover. Book Condition: As New. Signed by author on title page: "For Freeman Coates Best Wishes- Lowell Plaugher". Inscribed by Author(s). Book Club Edition. Bookseller Inventory # T0002620
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