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Hitters, dancers and ring magicians : seven boxers of the golden age and their challengers

Author: Kelly Richard Nicholson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Covering the years 1890 to 1910, this volume profiles the boxers who were acting during boxing's "Golden Age," focusing on Lavigne, Fitzsimmons, Walcott, Gans, McGovern, Langford, and Ketchel. Each boxer is presented in his historical context, and information about opponents, also key figures in this era of the sport, is also provided, as are comparisons to recent fighters"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nicholson, Kelly Richard.
Hitters, dancers and ring magicians.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011
(DLC) 2010039582
(OCoLC)667871921
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Richard Nicholson
ISBN: 9780786459919 0786459913
OCLC Number: 690212857
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 216 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Foreword by Dan Cuoco; Introduction; I. The New Game; II. The Saginaw Kid; III. The Fighting Blacksmith; IV. A Demon from the Barbados; V. The Old Master; VI. The Brooklyn Terror; VII. The Boston Tar Baby; VIII. The Michigan Assassin; Afterword; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Kelly Richard Nicholson ; foreword by Dan Cuoco.

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Covering the years 1890 to 1910, this volume profiles the fighters from boxing's ""Golden Age,"" such as George ""Kid"" Lavigne, Bob Fitzsimmons and Barbados Joe Walcott. It highlights their  Read more...

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