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Two Ton: One Night, One Fight: Tony Galento v. Joe Louis

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Beetle-browed, nearly bald, with a head that rode his collarbones like a bowling ball returning on rails, his waist size more than half his five-foot, eight-inch height, Two Ton Tony Galento resembled, according to Collier magazine writer Jack Miley, “a taxi driving away with its top down.” By all measures he stood no chance when he stepped into the ring against the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis, the finest heavyweight of his generation. But in Yankee Stadium on a June night in 1939 he entered the record books as one of the few men to put the great Louis down. For two splendid seconds he stood on the mat as the Joe Louis lay before him, champ of the world, the toughest man alive, the mythical hero of a nation little more than a year away from war. “Ill moida da bum,” he had predicted. And though Louis was no bum, Galento was almost as good as his word.

Synopsis:

Monninger delivers this spellbinding portrait of boxer Two Ton Tony Galento, who went up against the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis, the finest heavyweight of his generation, in Yankee Stadium on a June night in 1939.

About the Author

Joseph Monninger is the author of eight novels and two memoirs. He has written for Sports Illustrated, American Heritage, Scientific American, and the Boston Globe. He is a two-time recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586421380
Author:
Monninger, Joseph
Publisher:
Steerforth Press
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.46x5.54x.56 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Monninger delivers this spellbinding portrait of boxer Two Ton Tony Galento, who went up against the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis, the finest heavyweight of his generation, in Yankee Stadium on a June night in 1939.
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