Matthew Polly, I' like to personally thank you for your work on this man's story, and appreciate the dedication you put into your research, unearthing aspects of the true story that went glossed over for decades. Personally, as a kid growing up, I, like so many others, was captivated by the dynamic onscreen charisma and fighting skill/choreography of this entertainer. Before I got to know him he was gone... I then sought out any books, movies (including, for shame the Bruceploitation craze, admittedly), magazines, interviews, news clippings, etc. anything having to do with him. Over the years I came to realize that since his fame actually came post humously, his story had been angled excluding unpleasantness, unsavory, and immoral realities, to present him in a most lucrative and enterprising manner, forgetting his own mantra "to honestly, express yourself."
No more. Blood and Steel fittingly could've been the subtitle for this work, bringing things full circle.