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The Resource Beyond glory : Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a world on the brink, David Margolick

Beyond glory : Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a world on the brink, David Margolick

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Beyond glory : Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a world on the brink
Title
Beyond glory
Title remainder
Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a world on the brink
Statement of responsibility
David Margolick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling symbolized and galvanized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war. We see boxing genius Louis taking New York by storm in the 1930s, the savior of a sport in decline and a symbol of redemption for black America after the scandalous reign of Jack Johnson two decades earlier. Schmeling, we learn, was a kind of chameleon, a cultural icon in Weimar Germany who maintained his privileged status after the Nazi takeover. We see the extraordinary buildup to the 1938 rematch--the worsening international tensions seemingly raising the stakes, while radio allowed the whole world to listen. Margolick makes clear the divisions the two men came to represent as the Nazi threat became increasingly clear, and as America began to feel the effects of a nascent civil rights movement.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Margolick, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1136.8
LC item number
.M37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louis, Joe
  • Schmeling, Max
  • Boxing
  • Nationalism and sports
  • Sports rivalries
Label
Beyond glory : Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a world on the brink, David Margolick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Just off the boat -- A regime's embrace -- A star rises in the Midwest -- New York falls in love -- Champion in waiting -- The condemned man -- Victor and vanquished -- Climbing back -- A German commodity -- Banishing Jack Johnson's ghost -- The rematch becomes reality -- Pompton Lakes and Speculator -- The fight -- Aftermath
Control code
58563138
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
423 p.
Isbn
9780375411922
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005045141
Other control number
9780375411922
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Beyond glory : Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a world on the brink, David Margolick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Just off the boat -- A regime's embrace -- A star rises in the Midwest -- New York falls in love -- Champion in waiting -- The condemned man -- Victor and vanquished -- Climbing back -- A German commodity -- Banishing Jack Johnson's ghost -- The rematch becomes reality -- Pompton Lakes and Speculator -- The fight -- Aftermath
Control code
58563138
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
423 p.
Isbn
9780375411922
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005045141
Other control number
9780375411922
Other physical details
ill.

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