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Crown Me!
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813 S St NW Washington DC 20001

Buy "Crown Me!" by Peggy Fleming


CROWN ME! is a book of 24 black and white portraits and two pages of conversations with each man who belongs to the Capital Pool Checkers Club. In this book you will meet The Shark, Chicago, The Stealer, The Razor, Boy Wonder, The Weasel, Butt Kicker, The Hawk, The Master of Disaster, among others. The Foreword is written by Maurice Jackson. a professor of history at Georgetown University. Jackson is an authority on African American history and culture and a keen observer of life in D.C.

About the Author

Fleming is the photographer and recorder of interviews with 24 members of the club. Crown Me! is her third book. The other two are: IN HER PLACE: inner views and outer places, in 2000 and SMALL TOWN IN THE BIG CITY: the shopkeepers and business community of Chevy Chase, Washington, D.C. at the beginning of the 21st century. Co-author Joanne Zich. 2005. All three books are published by three sisters press in Washington.

ISBN: 9780967632223
Publisher: three sisters press, Washington, D.C.
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2010
Pages: 120