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The Magnificent Max Baer

Author : Colleen Aycock
ISBN : 9781476671611
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Boxing might not have survived the 1930s if not for Max Baer. A contender for every heavyweight championship 1932-1941, California's "Glamour Boy" was a draw for promoters during the Great Depression, bringing back the "million-dollar gate" not seen since the 1920s. His radio voice sold millions of Gillette razor blades; his leading-man appeal made him a heartthrob in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933). The film was banned in Nazi Germany—Baer had worn a Star of David on his trunks when he TKOed German former champ Max Schmeling. Baer defeated 275-pound Primo Carnera in 1934 for the championship, losing it to Jim Braddock the next year. Contrary to Cinderella Man (2005), Baer—favored 10 to 1—was not a villain and the fight was more controversial than the film suggested. His battle with Joe Louis three months later drew the highest gate of the decade. This first comprehensive biography covers Baer's complete ring record (adding 70 new bouts), his early life, his career on radio, film, stage and television, and his World War II Army service.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Night The Referee Hit Back

Author : Mike Silver
ISBN : 9781538136911
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This collection of award-winning boxing journalist Mike Silver's best articles from the past 40 years features a colorful mix of hard-hitting exposes and light-hearted stories that include legendary boxers such as Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Oscar De La Hoya, and more. The boxing world has witnessed some spectacular and iconic moments, from the "Thrilla in Manila" to the last encounter between Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta. In The Night the Referee Hit Back: Memorable Moments from the World of Boxing, award-winning boxing journalist Mike Silver looks back at some of boxing's most legendary fights, talks with Hall of Famers Archie Moore, Carlos Ortiz, Emile Griffith and Curtis Cokes, and analyzes the changes that have taken place in boxing since the Golden Age. This collection, drawn from the author's best articles from the past 40 years, are a colorful mix of hard-hitting exposes, interviews, and light-hearted stories featuring boxers such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Joe Frazier, Oscar De La Hoya, and Muhammad Ali. Mike Silver captures the essence, charisma, tragedy, and romance of boxing like no one else. Featuring numerous historical and iconic photographs, The Night the Referee Hit Back is a fascinating and valuable collection for boxing fans and sports historians alike.

Max Baer And Barney Ross

Author : Jeffrey Sussman
ISBN : 9781442269330
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book follows the lives and careers of two Jewish boxers, Max Baer and Barney Ross. Fighting in the 1920s and 1930s when anti-Semitism was rampant, American Jews found symbols of strength and courage in these two world champions. This book provides a vivid picture of Baer and Ross as they fought opponents in the ring and prejudice outside it.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Cinderella Man

Author : Jeremy Schaap
ISBN : 9780547525839
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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New York Times Bestseller: This true Depression-era story of a down-and-out fighter’s dramatic comeback is “a delight” (David Halberstam). James J. Braddock was a once promising light heavyweight. But a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash of 1929—and Braddock was forced to labor on the docks of Hoboken. Only his manager, Joe Gould, still believed in him. Gould looked out for the burly, quiet Irishman, finding matches for Braddock to help him feed his wife and children. Together, they were about to stage the greatest comeback in fighting history. Within twelve months, Braddock went from being on the relief rolls to facing heavyweight champion Max Baer, renowned for having allegedly killed two men in the ring. A brash Jewish boxer from the West Coast, Baer was heavily favored—but Braddock carried the hopes and dreams of the working class on his shoulders, and when he emerged victorious against all odds, the shock was palpable—and the cheers were deafening. In the wake of his surprise win, Damon Runyon dubbed him “Cinderella Man.” Against the gritty backdrop of the 1930s, Cinderella Man brings this dramatic all-American story to life, telling a classic David and Goliath tale that transcends the sport. “A punchy read with touches of humor.” —The New York Times “A wonderful, thrilling boxing story, and simultaneously a meticulous look at Depression life.” —Jimmy Breslin
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Magnificent Challenge

Author : National Broadcasting Company
ISBN : STANFORD:36105047807180
Genre : Radio broadcasting
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Great Sports Humor

Author : Mac Davis
ISBN : 0448123274
Genre : Humor
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Category: Humor

Champions Of The Ring

Author : Gerald Suster
ISBN : PSU:000031125901
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The lives and times of boxing's heavyweight heroes
Category: Sports & Recreation

Pennsylvania State Reports

Author : Pennsylvania. Supreme Court
ISBN : OSU:32437122211648
Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Containing cases decided by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105034507033
Genre : Theater
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This Day In Sports

Author : Ron Smith
ISBN : 1858680352
Genre : Sports
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Ten And Out

Author : Alexander Johnston
ISBN : UOM:39015001382947
Genre : Boxing
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Man Of Destiny

Author : John Cottrell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009471470
Genre : Boxers (Sports)
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Author : Briton Hadden
ISBN : UVA:X002608803
Genre : Current events
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My View From The Corner A Life In Boxing

Author : Angelo Dundee
ISBN : 9780071628471
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Boxing's greatest trainer reveals all "The book is written in a highly conversational tone, and by the end the reader will know precisely what it is like to listen to the Bill Walsh of boxing hold court on the exotic art of the cornerman." --New York Times Book Review "[H]ere's one for the fans: an as-close-up-as-you-can-get view of boxing's biggest, baddest personalities and poundings." -Men's Journal "The teaming of esteemed boxing trainer Angelo Dundee and Bert Randolph Sugar, perhaps the best boxing writer around, produces a lively and insightful look at professional boxing in the second half of the 20th century… His fascinating portraits of Ali, Leonard and Foreman make this a terrific read." --Library Journal "This book's appeal lies in Dundee's colorful and punchy personality, as he enlivens the prose with entertaining, Yogi Berra-like jokes, tautologies and euphemisms. It's no surprise that Dundee helped Ali develop his famous rhymes." --Publishers Weekly Angelo Dundee was named Manager of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association in 1968 and 1979. In 1994 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He continues to train boxers and has acted as ringside commentator for many televised fights. Bert Randolph Sugar is the most recognized and well-known boxing writer in history. The former editor of Ring Magazine and Boxing Illustrated and publisher of Fight Game magazine, he has written dozens of books on boxing and is a regular ESPN sports analyst.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dear Folks

Author : Van R. Parker
ISBN : WISC:89058512112
Genre : Air pilots, Military
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Category: Air pilots, Military