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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lewis A. Erenberg describes a boxing match that transcended the sport to become an iconic event, a symbol of political tensions around the globe. On 22 June 1938, Joe Louis, who had been defeated in 12 rounds by Max Schmeling, won the rematch in just two minutes.
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History
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Erenberg, Lewis A., 1944-
Greatest fight of our generation.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005048981
(OCoLC)60349193
Named Person: Joe Louis; Max Schmeling; Joe Louis; Max Schmeling
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis A Erenberg
ISBN: 9780198039532 0198039530 1423734866 9781423734864 1602565376 9781602565371 9780195177749 0195177746
OCLC Number: 62288700
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: "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. --
Epilogue: 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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