The Hammer: An American Hero

by Harold D. Edmunds



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/18/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781524515041
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781524515034

About the Book

Mr. Williamson is a talented man. He excelled on the football fi eld and then became one of the fi rst Black, action heroes on fi lm. The Hammer: An American Hero details his rise from obscurity to one of the most talented football players in History. Williamson grew up on the tough streets of Chicago. He excelled in school and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in architectural engineering. He went on to become a successful football player creating the controversial bump and run technique. He then went on to become a very successful writer, director and star of many exciting, action films. He also starred on several hit television shows. He played a major part in the explosion of Black, action films in the seventies and he continues to make fi lms today. Williamson has successfully brought powerful, intelligent images of African American men to the silver screen for years. He wanted to present positive, strong heroic images of Black men to the world. He is an American icon, a hero to many of his fans. What motivated Williamson to excel? How did he get bullies to leave him alone in high school? How did he get the name The Hammer? Why did he study martial arts? Why did he write, produce and direct his own films? Why does he prefer to make independent films? Why did he create hisown film production company? Why does he make fi lms overseas? What three rules did he give to fi lm producers who wanted to hire him? Read The Hammer: An American Hero to fi nd the answers to these questions. If you are a fan of Mr. Williamson or Black cinema you’ll enjoy reading The Hammer: An American Hero.

About the Author

Harold D. Edmunds is a fan of classic, urban, and action films. He watches several movies each week and loves to write film reviews in his spare time. Edmunds loves to study Black history and read biographies. Fred Williamson: An American Hero is the first biography that he has authored. This is his first collaboration with the talented illustrator Ansel Pitcairn. He also enjoys watching Fred Williamson’s exciting action films. He is happily married and lives in New York City with his beautiful wife and son. Edmunds enjoys educating others through the printed word and is currently working on his next book. He has an associate’s degree from TCI College and a bachelor’s degree in professional studies from St. Francis College.