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Beyond Glory: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink

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Nothing in the annals of sports has aroused more passion than the heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling — bouts that symbolized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war. Acclaimed journalist David Margolick takes us into the careers of both men — a black American and a Nazi German hero — and depicts the extraordinary buildup to their legendary 1938 rematch. Vividly capturing the outpouring of emotion that the two fighters brought forth, Margolick brilliantly illuminates the cultural and social divisions that they came to represent.

Synopsis:

The careers and lives of heavyweight boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and the fights of 1936 and 1938.

About the Author

David Margolick is a longtime contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where he writes about culture, the media, and politics. He served as national legal affairs editor at The New York Times, where he wrote the weekly At the Bar column for seven years. He is the author most recently of Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song. This is his fourth book. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Just off the boat — Regime's embrace — Star rises in the midwest — New York falls in love — Champion in waiting — Condemned man — Victor and vanquished — Climbing back — German commodity — Banishing Jack Johnson's ghost — Rematch becomes reality — Pompton lakes and speculator — Fight — Aftermath — Epilogue — Acknowledgments — Notes — Illustration credits — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307482204
Subtitle:
Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink
Publisher:
VINTAGE BOOKS
Author:
Margolick, David
Author:
David Margolick
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Boxing
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
History
Subject:
Louis, Joe
Subject:
Boxing - Social aspects - History
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Boxing
Subject:
Social Science : Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rig
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20061010
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
464

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Boxing » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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