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Beyond Glory: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brinkby David Margolick
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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.
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