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The battle of the century : Dempsey, Carpentier, and the birth of modern promotion

Author: Jim Waltzer
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2011.
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Sports spectaculars date to the gladiators, but it took promoter Tex Rickard to make the Big Event part of American culture. The 1921 Dempsey-Carpentier fight generated boxing's first million-dollar gate, taking in more than twice as much as any previous contest. Why did this fight attract so many menÑand womenÑfrom so many walks of life? How did it presage a new way of doing business?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waltzer, Jim, 1950-
Battle of the century.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2011
(DLC) 2010049889
(OCoLC)690088643
Named Person: Jack Dempsey; Georges Carpentier; Jack Dempsey; Georges Carpentier; Georges Carpentier; Jack Dempsey
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Waltzer
ISBN: 9780313382451 031338245X
OCLC Number: 760887101
Description: 1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. Gold and Gambling; 2. Dustup in the Desert; 3. The Mouths That Roared; 4. Color of the Crown; 5. Conjuring an Unlikely Champion; 6. Ships in the Night; 7. Tornado from the West; 8. Across War and Continents; 9. Dynamic Duo; 10. Near Death in the Afternoon; 11. Right Hands and Steamer Trunks; 12. Slacker Trial; 13. An Earful at the Garden; 14. Cuban Capitalists; 15. Going Solo in Jersey City; 16. The Fight Finds a Home; 17. Sketches from Training Camp; 18. Girding for Battle; 19. Battle du Jour; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E.
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This exciting account of the 1921 heavyweight boxing title fight between champion Jack Dempsey and Frenchman Georges Carpentier relates how it originated and how it became a template for modern  Read more...

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