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Rocky Marciano : the rock of his times

Author: Russell Sullivan
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Series: Sport and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the life story of boxer Rocky Marciano, undefeated heavyweight champion from 1952 through 1956 when he retired. Examines his popularity as a second-generation Italian-American in the context of the early 1950s when he was revered by immigrants and those who were uncomfortable with the increasing dominance of black men in boxing.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Rocky Marciano; Rocky Marciano; Rocky Marciano
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Sullivan
ISBN: 0252027639 9780252027635 0252072626 9780252072628
OCLC Number: 48662373
Description: xii, 368 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Holyoke --
Providence --
New york --
The great white hope --
The uncrowned champion --
Jersey Joe --
The ideal --
The ugly duckling --
The king and his kingdom --
Ezzard --
The Italian hero --
Archie --
The wanderer --
Rocky.
Series Title: Sport and society.
Responsibility: Russell Sullivan.

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Capturing Rocky Marciano's athletic accomplishments against the colorful backdrop of the 1950s fight scene, this book examines how his career reflected the glamour and scandal of boxing as well as  Read more...

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"Meticulously researched... Sullivan reminds us that the preternaturally powerful Marciano was one of the sweetest of the sweet scientists to ever practice the art of bruising... [Sullivan] offers Read more...

 
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