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Max Schmeling : an autobiography

Max Schmeling : an autobiography

Author: Max Schmeling; George B von der Lippe
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Bonus Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Schmeling's heavyweight championship bouts with Joe Louis in the late 1930s were great fights, but they were also political events--Louis, an American black, versus the German Schmeling, a representative of Hitler's master race. At 92, Schmeling may be the last living person to have conversed with Franklin Roosevelt, Hitler, Pope Pious XII, and Marlene Dietrich. It's all here, in this detailed account of the boxer's

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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schmeling, Max, 1905-2005.
Max Schmeling.
Chicago, IL : Bonus Books, ©1998
Named Person: Max Schmeling; Max Schmeling
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Schmeling; George B von der Lippe
ISBN: 1566251087 9781566251082
OCLC Number: 39229673
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 217 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: My youth in Hamburg.-The decision to box.-Rise in Berlin.-In society.-World champion.-A lost title.-Hitler's shadow.-The Joe Louis myth and my strategy.-In the maelstrom of politics.-The second time against Joe Louis.-In the war.-Reflections from the distance of time.-Glossary.-Max Schmeling's professional ring record.
Other Titles: Erinnerungen.
Responsibility: translated and edited by George B. von der Lippe.


Max Schmeling is the only living man who has had lengthy conversations with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Pope Pius XII, Adolf Hitler, and Marlene Dietrich. World Heavyweight Champion from 1930 to 1932,  Read more...


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