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Floyd Patterson : the fighting life of boxing's invisible champion

Author: W K Stratton
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the inspiring story of the civil rights activist, Olympic gold medalist and history's youngest World Heavyweight Champion, placing his career against a backdrop of boxing's golden age while analyzing misunderstood aspects of his character.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Floyd Patterson; Floyd Patterson; Floyd Patterson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W K Stratton
ISBN: 9780151014309 0151014302
OCLC Number: 666239937
Description: xiv, 269 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Nothing short of miraculous --
I don't like that boy! --
Taken up with boxing --
Floyd Patterson is out of this world --
Cus answers the questions --
Do I have to fight Floyd? --
Youngest king of the mountain --
A Black champion in America --
Lightning and toonder --
Not the time to quit --
Standing at the peak --
Camelot denied --
Confronting a certain weakness --
-A title for America --
A boxing man --
Invisible champion.
Responsibility: W.K. Stratton.

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Documents the inspiring story of the civil rights activist, Olympic gold medalist and history's youngest World Heavyweight Champion, placing his career against a backdrop of boxing's golden age while analyzing misunderstood aspects of his character.

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