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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
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1132.L6
LC item number
R63 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Joe Louis : hard times man, Randy Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-291) and index
Contents
The land without dreams -- Emperors of masculinity -- Tethered by civilization -- He belongs to us -- King Louis I -- Red, white, and black -- The last perfect night -- Uncle Sam says -- Everybody knows
Control code
ocn601347511
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300122220
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015422
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)601347511
Label
Joe Louis : hard times man, Randy Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-291) and index
Contents
The land without dreams -- Emperors of masculinity -- Tethered by civilization -- He belongs to us -- King Louis I -- Red, white, and black -- The last perfect night -- Uncle Sam says -- Everybody knows
Control code
ocn601347511
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300122220
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015422
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)601347511

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