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James J. Corbett: A Biography of the Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Popular Theater Headliner

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This is the first full-length biography of the man who knocked out heavyweight champion John J. Sullivan, and who also knocked out audiences who flocked to see him in vaudeville and silent pictures. The focus herein is on the real man, the influences on his life, and the social and commercial environment within which he functioned. The author reveals that Corbett was a complex, driven, enigmatic man whose dedicated participation in popular entertainment changed American social values and mores, and at the same time reinvented the notion of a national hero.

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Tells the rags-to-riches story of boxer and vaudevillian James Corbett. Corbett was instrumental in making boxing and popular theater justifiable commercial enterprises to be enjoyed by all classes of people. He became America's first national sports hero and went on to formulate the theater world's star system. Fields is a social historian specializing in American popular theater.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-249) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786409099
Author:
Fields, Armond
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Location:
Jefferson, N.C.
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Boxers
Subject:
Boxers (Sports)
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Actors -- United States.
Subject:
Boxers (Sports) -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Series Volume:
no. 85
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9.88x7.04x.57 in. 1.03 lbs.

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