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Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world

Author: Mike Stanton
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. ©2018
Series: Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : Large Print editionView all editions and formats
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"The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded heavyweight champions like Louis, Dempsey, Ali, and Tyson: He never lost a professional fight. A classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Rocky Marciano; Rocky Marciano
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Stanton
ISBN: 9781432853143 1432853147
OCLC Number: 1037884231
Notes: "Published in 2018 by arrangement with Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC/Henry Holt and Company"--Title page verso.
Description: 689 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue : two funerals --
The terrific three --
Brawler in the brig --
Rocky Mack --
Suzie Q's Broadway debut --
Timmmberrr! --
A good dream and a hard fall --
The octopus --
Requiem for a heavyweight --
Twelve inches to glory --
The lion and the lamb --
The mongoose and the mob --
America's guest --
The fiftieth fight --
Epilogue : ghosts --
Appendix : Rocky Marciano's professional ring record.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf.
Responsibility: by Mike Stanton.

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"The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded heavyweight champions like Louis, Dempsey, Ali, and Tyson: He never lost a professional fight. A classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover what it all meant."--Goodreads.com.

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