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Joe Gans : a biography of the first African American world boxing champion

Author: Colleen Aycock; Mark Scott
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joe Gans captured the world lightweight title in 1902, becoming the first black American world title holder in any sport. This biography features original ringside telegraph reports of his most famous and controversial fights, a complete fight history, photographs, early newspaper cartoons depicting boxers, and tributes to the man considered to be among the finest boxers in history"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joe Gans; Joe Gans
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen Aycock; Mark Scott
ISBN: 0786439947 9780786439942
OCLC Number: 228498035
Description: viii, 286 p. : ill., music ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
A marvel of the ring --
Battle royal --
Boxing in 1900 Baltimore --
Ghosts in the house --
Straight hitting --
Saving and eye, losing a title --
Fixed fight in Chicago --
Long road back --
Bringing home the bacon --
Defending the championship: a gentleman and a gladiator --
Stolen title --
Boxing moves west --
Forays at welterweight --
Epic battle in Nevada desert --
The white plague --
A dream deferred, a dream realized --
Good night, sweet prince: fighting in the shadow of death --
The old master's legacy --
In the words of peers and scholars --
Final records --
Epilogue: boxing's continued popularity --
Appendix: ring record.
Responsibility: Colleen Aycock and Mark Scott.
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"Joe Gans captured the world lightweight title in 1902, becoming the first black American world title holder in any sport. This biography features original ringside telegraph reports of his most famous and controversial fights, a complete fight history, photographs, early newspaper cartoons depicting boxers, and tributes to the man considered to be among the finest boxers in history"--Provided by publisher.

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