Rocky Marciano (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
392
Utgivningsdatum
2005-02-01
Förlag
University of Illinois Press
Illustrationer
21 photographs
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 28 mm
Vikt
640 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780252072628
Rocky Marciano (häftad)

Rocky Marciano

The Rock of His Times

Häftad Engelska, 2005-02-01
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In this captivating and complex portrait of an American sports legend, Russell Sullivan confirms Rocky Marciano's place as a symbol and cultural icon of his era. As much as he embodied the wholesome, rags-to-riches patriotism of a true American hero, he also reflected the racial and ethnic tensions festering behind the country's benevolent facade. Spirited, fast-paced, and rich in detail, Rocky Marciano is the first book to place the boxer in the context of his times. Capturing his athletic accomplishments against the colorful backdrop of the 1950s fight scene, Sullivan examines how Marciano's career reflected the glamour and scandal of boxing as well as tenor of his times.
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"Russell Sullivan has given Rocky his fiftieth win." Bert Randolph Sugar, author of 100 Years of Boxing "[I]n the early '90s, Marciano started slipping from our short long-term memory. Enter his poet, Russell Sullivan ... Sullivan's book is not just a perfect paean to a pugilistic hero but also to a history of mid-century America as glimpsed from the corner window of what was then America's second most popular sport, professional boxing." Los Angeles Times "Russell Sullivan's revealing new biography ... will refresh those of a certain age about a boxing legend and initiate others into the full, entertaining story." Chicago Tribune "[T]he definitive Marciano biography." Booklist "When most boxing fans argue about the best heavyweight champions, they will continue to think of Louis, Ali, Dempsey, and Johnson. But they might consider putting Rocky Marciano up there on that level if they read Russell Sullivan's book." New York Times Book Review

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Russell Sullivan lives in the Boston area and is senior vice president and general counsel of Linkage, Inc., a corporate education company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of several books and articles on business-related topics.