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The Resource Cinderella Man : James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the greatest upset in boxing history, Jeremy Schaap

Cinderella Man : James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the greatest upset in boxing history, Jeremy Schaap

Label
Cinderella Man : James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the greatest upset in boxing history
Title
Cinderella Man
Title remainder
James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the greatest upset in boxing history
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Schaap
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Boxing's true Cinderella story: James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash of 1929. With one good hand, he was forced to labor on the docks of Hoboken. Only his manager still believed in him. The diminutive, loquacious Jew and the burly, quiet Irishman made one of boxing's oddest couples, but together they staged the greatest comeback in fighting history. Braddock went from the relief rolls to face heavyweight champion Max Baer, the Livermore Butcher Boy, renowned for having allegedly killed two men in the ring. A charismatic, natural talent, Baer was a towering, brash opponent. A ten-to-one underdog, Braddock's unlikely upset made him the most popular champion boxing had ever seen. Against the gritty backdrop of the Depression, this book brings this all-American story to life, evoking a time when the sport of boxing resonated with a country trying desperately to get back on its feet
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schaap, Jeremy
Dewey number
  • 796.83/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1131
LC item number
.S36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Braddock, James J
  • Baer, Max
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Sports rivalries
Label
Cinderella Man : James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the greatest upset in boxing history, Jeremy Schaap
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Corn and hash -- Battle of Nurge's Field -- Meat inspector -- Livermore butcher boy -- Spooked by the phantom -- Great white way -- Crash and the jinx -- Lord of the jungle -- Star of David -- On the waterfront -- Last one up's a Sissy -- Another upset -- King Max -- Shot at Lasky -- People's choice -- Homicide hall -- Stout heart -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Heavyweight championship -- Appendix B: James J. Braddock's ring record -- Appendix C: Max Baer's ring record
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780618551170
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004066085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm57422779
Label
Cinderella Man : James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the greatest upset in boxing history, Jeremy Schaap
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Corn and hash -- Battle of Nurge's Field -- Meat inspector -- Livermore butcher boy -- Spooked by the phantom -- Great white way -- Crash and the jinx -- Lord of the jungle -- Star of David -- On the waterfront -- Last one up's a Sissy -- Another upset -- King Max -- Shot at Lasky -- People's choice -- Homicide hall -- Stout heart -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Heavyweight championship -- Appendix B: James J. Braddock's ring record -- Appendix C: Max Baer's ring record
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780618551170
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004066085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm57422779

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