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A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s

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Through most of the Roaring ?20s, Jack Dempsey was the heavyweight champion of the world. With his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, he was a fighter perfectly suited to his time. In A Flame of Pure Fire, renowned sports writer Roger Kahn not only chronicles the thrilling, brutal bouts of the Manassa Mauler, but also illustrates how the tumultuous 1920s shaped Dempsey, and how the champ in turn, left an indelible mark on sports and American history. The extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance, A Flame of Pure Fire is an exhaustively researched and colorful portrait of an American great.? ? The San Diego Union-Tribune?One doesn?t have to be a fan of boxing to be enthralled by this story of a nice guy who didn?t finish last.? ? The New Yorker

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"A decade after its publication, Kahn's sweeping biography of the majestic career of boxing great Jack Dempsey — set against a rollicking backdrop of 1920s America — makes its way to audio. At over 17 hours in length, the unabridged title certainly allows listeners an ample opportunity to immerse themselves in the colorful atmosphere surrounding one of the earliest athletes to become a pop culture icon. Admittedly, the full cast of gangsters, flappers, showbiz royalty, politicians and Wild West hoboes may not always come to life in evenly vivid detail. But at his best, Kevin Yon captures Kahn's unabashed hero worship, especially as the author reflects on his relationship with Dempsey during the Champ's later years. Yon also manages to create a compelling characterization of Dempsey, whose high-pitched voice and unassuming manner of speaking provide a stark contrast to his ferocity inside the ring. A Harcourt hardcover. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Through most of the Roaring ?20s, Jack Dempsey was the heavyweight champion of the world. With his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, he was a fighter perfectly suited to his time. In A Flame of Pure Fire, renowned sports writer Roger Kahn not only chronicles the thrilling, brutal bouts of the Manassa Mauler, but also illustrates how the tumultuous 1920s shaped Dempsey, and how the champ in turn, left an indelible mark on sports and American history. The extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance, A Flame of Pure Fire is an exhaustively researched and colorful portrait of an American great.? ? The San Diego Union-Tribune?One doesn?t have to be a fan of boxing to be enthralled by this story of a nice guy who didn?t finish last.? ? The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423377801
Author:
Kahn, Roger
Publisher:
Brilliance Corporation
Read by:
Yon, Kevin
Read:
Yon, Kevin
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/20s
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.00x5.10x1.40 in. .65 lbs.
Media Run Time:
036

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Biography » Sports
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Boxing » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A decade after its publication, Kahn's sweeping biography of the majestic career of boxing great Jack Dempsey — set against a rollicking backdrop of 1920s America — makes its way to audio. At over 17 hours in length, the unabridged title certainly allows listeners an ample opportunity to immerse themselves in the colorful atmosphere surrounding one of the earliest athletes to become a pop culture icon. Admittedly, the full cast of gangsters, flappers, showbiz royalty, politicians and Wild West hoboes may not always come to life in evenly vivid detail. But at his best, Kevin Yon captures Kahn's unabashed hero worship, especially as the author reflects on his relationship with Dempsey during the Champ's later years. Yon also manages to create a compelling characterization of Dempsey, whose high-pitched voice and unassuming manner of speaking provide a stark contrast to his ferocity inside the ring. A Harcourt hardcover. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Through most of the Roaring ?20s, Jack Dempsey was the heavyweight champion of the world. With his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, he was a fighter perfectly suited to his time. In A Flame of Pure Fire, renowned sports writer Roger Kahn not only chronicles the thrilling, brutal bouts of the Manassa Mauler, but also illustrates how the tumultuous 1920s shaped Dempsey, and how the champ in turn, left an indelible mark on sports and American history. The extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance, A Flame of Pure Fire is an exhaustively researched and colorful portrait of an American great.? ? The San Diego Union-Tribune?One doesn?t have to be a fan of boxing to be enthralled by this story of a nice guy who didn?t finish last.? ? The New Yorker
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