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Barney Ross

Author: Douglas Century
Publisher: New York : Nextbook : Schocken, ©2006.
Series: Jewish encounters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Born Dov-Ber Rasofsky to Eastern European immigrants, Barney Ross saw his father's murder, his mother's nervous breakdown, and his three younger siblings sent to an orphanage, all before he turned fourteen. To make enough money to reunite the family, Ross became a petty thief, a gambler, a messenger boy for Al Capone, and, eventually, an amateur boxer. Turning professional at nineteen, he would capture the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Century, Douglas.
Barney Ross.
New York : Nextbook : Schocken, ©2006
(OCoLC)646832311
Named Person: Barney Ross; Barney Ross
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Century
ISBN: 9780805211733 080521173X 0805242236 9780805242232
OCLC Number: 60669132
Description: xvii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Barney Ross 3 --
Appendix Professional Boxing Record of Barney Ross 211.
Series Title: Jewish encounters.
Responsibility: Douglas Century.
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Born Dov-Ber Rasofsky to Eastern European immigrants, Barney Ross saw his father's murder, his mother's nervous breakdown, and his three younger siblings sent to an orphanage, all before he turned fourteen. To make enough money to reunite the family, Ross became a petty thief, a gambler, a messenger boy for Al Capone, and, eventually, an amateur boxer. Turning professional at nineteen, he would capture the lightweight, junior welterweight, and welterweight titles over the course of a ten-year career. Ross began his career as the scrappy "Jew kid," ended it as a sports icon, and went on to become a World War II hero. Then, he worked for the creation of a Jewish state, running guns to Palestine and offering to lead a brigade of Jewish American war veterans. This first biography of one of the most colorful boxers of the twentieth century reveals an extraordinary athlete and a remarkable man.--From publisher description.

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