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Legacy of a Monarch

Legacy of a Monarch: An American Journey

Legacy of a Monarch is the biography of Byron Johnson an All-Star shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues during the 1930s & 1940s. It is a history of not only a black baseball player, but of an African-Americans journey through American History, with a forward by President Bill Clinton and an introduction by Don Baylor, Legacy of a Monarch was honored and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2006.

I got the pleasure of meeting the author in Denver and was able to listen in as he explained the impact this book made on his life. Jan shared what it was like to write the incredible story of Byron Johnson, the magical experience of getting President Bill Clinton to write the foreword and the meaning of readers expressing their gratitude for the story being told. This is a WOW read and one you can't pass up.

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