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The Resource Joe Louis : Hard Times Man, Randy Roberts

Joe Louis : Hard Times Man, Randy Roberts

Label
Joe Louis : Hard Times Man
Title
Joe Louis
Title remainder
Hard Times Man
Statement of responsibility
Randy Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing title an astonishing 25 times and reigned as world champion for more than 11 years. He received more column inches of newspaper coverage in the 1930s than FDR did. His racially and politically charged victory over Max Schmeling in 1938 made Louis a national hero. But as important as his record was, what he meant to African Americans at a time when the boxing ring was the only venue where black and white could meet on equal terms, was the embodiment of their hopes for dignity and equality. Through meticulous research and first-hand interviews, acclaimed historian and biographer Roberts presents Louis, and his impact on sport and country, in a way never before accomplished. The author reveals an athlete whose image was carefully managed, and whose relationships with both the black and white communities--including his ties to mobsters--were far more complex than the simplistic accounts of heroism and victimization that have dominated previous biographies. -- Book Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Randy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louis, Joe
  • Louis, Joe
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • HISTORY
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • United States
Label
Joe Louis : Hard Times Man, Randy Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-291) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A land without dreams -- Emperors of masculinity -- Tethered by civilization -- He belongs to us -- King Louis I -- Red, white, blue, and black -- The last perfect night -- Uncle Sam says -- An old man's dream
Control code
ocn841170682
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168853
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.12987/9780300168853
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
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  • f33b67b4-192f-47b5-85f4-d1551432310e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841170682
Label
Joe Louis : Hard Times Man, Randy Roberts
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-291) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A land without dreams -- Emperors of masculinity -- Tethered by civilization -- He belongs to us -- King Louis I -- Red, white, blue, and black -- The last perfect night -- Uncle Sam says -- An old man's dream
Control code
ocn841170682
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168853
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.12987/9780300168853
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1m8hmt
  • f33b67b4-192f-47b5-85f4-d1551432310e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841170682

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