Historical information

All the names in this book are familiar and most of them slip into general conservation without a thought being given to the fact that they belong to real people. The real McCoy who gave his name to this expression was Norman Selby, a boxer born in Rush County, Indiana, in the United States, who changed his name on boxing to Charles 'Kid' McCoy to have a 'better' Irish name.

Physical description

The real McCoy. People behind the names you thought were fiction. Eileen Hellicar. 1st ed. Reader's Digest Services Pty Limited; Surrey Hills (NSW); 1984. 52 p.; illus. Soft cover. ISBN 0 949819 55 7