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The greatest fight of our generation : Louis vs. Schmeling

Author: Lewis A Erenberg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Held on June 22, 1938, in Yankee Stadium, the second Louis-Schmeling fight sparked excitement around the globe. For all its length, the fight lasted but two minutes, it remains one of the most memorable events in boxing history and, indeed, one of the most significant sporting events ever. In this superb account, Lewis A. Erenberg offers a vivid portrait of Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, their individual careers, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ebook
History
Named Person: Joe Louis; Max Schmeling; Joe Louis; Max Schmeling
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis A Erenberg
ISBN: 9780195177749 0195177746 9780195319996 0195319990 1423734866 9781423734864
OCLC Number: 60349193
Awards: Winner of Selected by the Chicago Tribune as one of the best books of 2005.
Description: xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "More than a prizefight" --
Down but not out : boxing in the Great Depression --
Coming off the canvas : the renaissance of boxing in the Great Depression --
Max Schmeling's Sieg : ein deutscher Sieg (Max Schmeling's victory : a German victory) --
The Braddock affair and the color line --
The greatest fight of our generation --
This is the Army --
Last rounds --
Winners and losers.
Responsibility: Lewis A. Erenberg.
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Held on June 22, 1938, in Yankee Stadium, the second title fight between black American Joe Louis and white German Max Schmeling sparked excitement around the globe. This work talks about what these  Read more...

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