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The Resource Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world, Mike Stanton

Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world, Mike Stanton

Label
Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world
Title
Unbeaten
Title remainder
Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world
Statement of responsibility
Mike Stanton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions like Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson: He never lost a professional fight. His record was a perfect 49-0. Unbeaten is the story of this remarkable champion who overcame injury, doubt, and the schemes of corrupt promoters to win the title in a bloody and epic battle with Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952. Rocky packed a devastating punch with an innocent nickname, "Suzie Q," against which there was no defense. As the champ, he came to know presidents and movie stars - and the organized crime figures who dominated the sport, much to his growing disgust. He may have "stood out in boxing like a rose in a garbage dump," as one sportswriter said, but he also fought his own private demons. In the hands of the award-winning journalist and biographer Mike Stanton, Unbeaten is more than just a boxing story. It's a classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover what it all meant. Like Suzie Q, it will knock you off your feet
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanton, Mike
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1132.M3
LC item number
S73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marciano, Rocky
  • Marciano, Rocky
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • United States
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Boxing
Label
Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world, Mike Stanton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Two funerals -- The terrific three -- Brawler in the brig -- Rocky Mack -- Suzie Q's Broadway debut -- Timmmberrr! -- A good dream and a hard fall -- The octopus -- Requiem for a heavyweight -- Twelve inches to glory -- The lion and the lamb -- The mongoose and the mob -- America's guest -- The fiftieth fight -- Epilogue: Ghosts -- Appendix: Rocky Marciano's professional ring record
Control code
on1002422842
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627799195
Lccn
2017057871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002422842
Label
Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world, Mike Stanton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Two funerals -- The terrific three -- Brawler in the brig -- Rocky Mack -- Suzie Q's Broadway debut -- Timmmberrr! -- A good dream and a hard fall -- The octopus -- Requiem for a heavyweight -- Twelve inches to glory -- The lion and the lamb -- The mongoose and the mob -- America's guest -- The fiftieth fight -- Epilogue: Ghosts -- Appendix: Rocky Marciano's professional ring record
Control code
on1002422842
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627799195
Lccn
2017057871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002422842

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