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Smokin' Joe : the life of Joe Frazier

Author: Mark Kram, Jr.
Publisher: New York : ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages. A trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country. Joe Frazier was a much more complex figure than just his rivalry with Ali would suggest. In this riveting and nuanced portrayal, acclaimed sportswriter Mark Kram, Jr. unlinks Frazier from Ali and
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Joe Frazier; Joe Frazier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kram, Jr.
ISBN: 9780062654465 0062654462
OCLC Number: 1053865098
Description: 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The love --
Billy Boy --
The hammer or the nail? --
Cloverlay --
Asswhuppings --
Sky larking --
"Give me a hamburger" --
The fight of the century --
Down goes Frazier --
May pops --
Boogie, boogie, boogie --
Sons --
Man to man.
Responsibility: Mark Kram, Jr.

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A gripping, all-access biography of Joe Frazier, whose rivalry with Muhammad Ali riveted boxing fans and whose legacy as a figure in American sports and society endures.  Read more...

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"A revelation, a powerhouse, a thing of beauty, and-OK, I'll say it-a knockout. Joe Frazier is one of the most compelling figures ever to step in a boxing ring, and Mark Kram, Jr. has written a Read more...

 
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