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The Nelson-Wolgast fight and the San Francisco boxing scene, 1900-1914

Author: Arne K Lang
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"15,000 braved chilly, rainy conditions to witness a boxing match pitting lightweight champion Oscar "Battling" Nelson against Adolphus "Ad" Wolgast. Spectators were rewarded with a battle unchallenged as the most brutal fight of all time. Volume recaptures that historic fight while vividly illuminating the backdrop and confluence of geographic, historic, political forces making it all possible"--Provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Oscar Nelson; Ad Wolgast
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arne K Lang
ISBN: 9780786470037 0786470038
OCLC Number: 761369313
Description: x, 189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Arne K. Lang.

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"15,000 braved chilly, rainy conditions to witness a boxing match pitting lightweight champion Oscar "Battling" Nelson against Adolphus "Ad" Wolgast. Spectators were rewarded with a battle unchallenged as the most brutal fight of all time. Volume recaptures that historic fight while vividly illuminating the backdrop and confluence of geographic, historic, political forces making it all possible"--Provided by publisher.

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-recommend---Cyber Boxing Zone; -a very fun read and a wonderful addition to the library of any true boxing fan. Lang's book is a masterful paean to a vintage era in boxing history...evocative Read more...

 
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