"Gentleman" Jim Corbett, Joe Choynski, and the Fight that Launched Boxing's Modern Era
Ron Jackson: Ron J. Jackson, Jr. is a bestselling author, historian, and award-winning journalist who has been writing professionally for 33 years. He is the author of six books, including Joe, The Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend; Blood Prairie: Perilous Adventures on the Oklahoma Frontier; and Alamo Legacy: Alamo Descendants Remember the Alamo, as well as thousands of articles on sports and history. His work has also appeared in national and regional magazines such as Wild West, True West, and Oklahoma Today. Jackson began his career in 1985 as a sports writer for The Reporter in his hometown of Vacaville, California. He covered everything from world championship boxing to the World Series for the next 11 years before switching to news. Over the years Jackson has interviewed people from all walks of life, including five heavyweight champions, astronauts, a secretary of state, governors, legendary athletes, and working-class heroes. In addition, Jackson is a member of the Western Writers of America who has worked as a consultant for History Channel and the Houston Arts and Media's award-winning Birth of Texas Series. He lives in Binger, Oklahoma with his wife, Jeannia, and their beloved children and granddaughter.