John Christgau reads a chapter from Kokomo Joe, the story of the first Japanese American jockey and the adversity he faced in 1940s America. (Running Time: 20:41)
John Christgau, a retired English instructor and lecturer, is the author of many books, including The Gambler and the Bug Boy: 1939 Los Angeles and the Untold Story of a Horse Racing Fix (Nebraska 2007) and Tricksters in the Madhouse: Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948. He is a native of Minnesota and a member of The Society of Midland Authors. He presently spends his time between Belmont, California, and southern Minnesota.