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The Resource Joe Louis : the life of a heavyweight, Lew Freedman

Joe Louis : the life of a heavyweight, Lew Freedman

Label
Joe Louis : the life of a heavyweight
Title
Joe Louis
Title remainder
the life of a heavyweight
Statement of responsibility
Lew Freedman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Joe Louis held the heavyweight boxing championship longer than any other fighter and defended it a record 25 times. During the 1930s and 1940s, the owner of the heavyweight title belt was the most prominent sports competitor not aligned with a team sport. The biography of Louis outlines his rise from poverty to the best-known African American."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.83092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1132.L6
LC item number
F74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Joe Louis : the life of a heavyweight, Lew Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The brain trust -- Alabama -- Detroit -- Joe who? -- Laying out the big plan -- Jack Johnson -- Going pro -- The Brown Bomber -- The Brown Bomber versus the Italian Man Mountain -- Showdown with "Killer" Baer -- An eye for the ladies -- Working his way to the top -- Max Schmeling -- Schmeling, Hitler and the Nazis -- Louis-Schmeling I -- Joe bounces back -- And the new heavyweight champion of the world -- Being the champ -- Louis-Schmeling II -- Bigger than ever -- Two-Ton Tony and tons of others -- The tough guy from Pittsburgh -- You're in the Army now -- A young man named Robinson -- After the war -- End days of a brilliant career -- Real life tougher than boxing
Control code
817595851
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 245 pages
Isbn
9780786459070
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013006990
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)817595851
Label
Joe Louis : the life of a heavyweight, Lew Freedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The brain trust -- Alabama -- Detroit -- Joe who? -- Laying out the big plan -- Jack Johnson -- Going pro -- The Brown Bomber -- The Brown Bomber versus the Italian Man Mountain -- Showdown with "Killer" Baer -- An eye for the ladies -- Working his way to the top -- Max Schmeling -- Schmeling, Hitler and the Nazis -- Louis-Schmeling I -- Joe bounces back -- And the new heavyweight champion of the world -- Being the champ -- Louis-Schmeling II -- Bigger than ever -- Two-Ton Tony and tons of others -- The tough guy from Pittsburgh -- You're in the Army now -- A young man named Robinson -- After the war -- End days of a brilliant career -- Real life tougher than boxing
Control code
817595851
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 245 pages
Isbn
9780786459070
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013006990
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)817595851

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