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ISBN:
0300122225
Author:
Randy Roberts
Category:
Biographies
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yale University Press; First Edition edition (October 26, 2010)
Pages:
328 pages
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1779 kb
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Told in fascinating detail, "Joe Louis: Hard Times Man", recounts the rise and fall of Joe Louis. Roberts, who is probably the greatest living boxing writer, places the story of Louis in the context of Jim Crow America.

Told in fascinating detail, "Joe Louis: Hard Times Man", recounts the rise and fall of Joe Louis. Sure to please any boxing fan and any student of 20th Century America.

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Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing title an astonishing twenty-five times and reigned as world champion for more than eleven years. He got more column inches of newspaper coverage in the 1930s than FDR did. His racially and politically charged defeat of Max Schmeling in 1938 made Louis a national hero. But as important as his record is 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, Louis embodied all their hopes for dignity and equality.

Joe Louis was a beast in the ring, a kitten out of it, and a totemic figure for millions of black Americans, as this .

Joe Louis was a beast in the ring, a kitten out of it, and a totemic figure for millions of black Americans, as this rigorous biography makes clear. November 14 2010, 12:01am, The Sunday Times. When the young Joe Louis arrived at Grand Central Station, New York in May 1935, by way of the cotton fields of Alabama and the automobile plants of Detroit, he was given a saviour’s welcome

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Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing identify an outstanding twenty-five occasions and reigned as international champion for greater than 11 years. He received extra column inches of newspaper assurance within the Nineteen Thirties than FDR did. His racially and politically charged defeat of Max Schmeling in 1938 made Louis a countrywide hero  .

Read an extract from Joe Louis: Hard Times Man by Randy Roberts on Yale's blog". Randy Roberts is Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue University. Roberts takes you ringside as one of the greatest practitioners of 'the Sweet Science' makes history, but he doesn't stop there.

JOE LOUIS: Hard Times Man. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Randy Roberts is distinguished professor of history at Purdue University

JOE LOUIS: Hard Times Man. A sympathetic, moving life of the Brown Bomber by veteran cultural historian and biographer Roberts (History/Purdue Univ. The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports, 2005.

Hard Times Man. Yale University Press 2010. Nevertheless, as Randy Roberts shows in his acclaimed biography Joe Louis: Hard Times Man (Yale University Press, new in paperback in February 2012), the heavyweight champion was an athlete without peer in his sport, one of the most talked-about celebrities of the day, and a man who did effect change, in some positive way, in white Americans’ perceptions of black. He was a symbolic figure of the Thirties and Forties and, as Randy argues, an essential character for understanding the history of that era.

Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing title an astonishing twenty-five times and reigned as world champion for more than eleven years. He got more column inches of newspaper coverage in the 1930s than FDR did. His racially and politically charged defeat of Max Schmeling in 1938 made Louis a national hero. But as important as his record is 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, Louis embodied all their hopes for dignity and equality.

Through meticulous research and first-hand interviews, acclaimed historian and biographer Randy Roberts presents Louis, and his impact on sport and country, in a way never before accomplished. Roberts reveals an athlete who carefully managed his public image, and whose relationships with both the black and white communities—including his relationships with mobsters—were far more complex than the simplistic accounts of heroism and victimization that have dominated previous biographies.

Richly researched and utterly captivating, this extraordinary biography presents the full range of Joe Louis’s power in and out of the boxing ring.

  • Truthcliff
Outstanding book on the Greatest HW Champion of all time. He did not have to keep winning the title back like Ali, he is the only one with 25 defenses. The arrived in great shape, actually better than described.
  • Clandratha
A very interesting and detailed tale of Joe's life and his significance in racially oppressive America. Randy writes with quite authority and the book seems quite complete... except that he skipped two of the very few things I knew about Joe Louis before buying this book. I had heard a bit about his late meeting with his father. I had also heard that he became firm friends with Max S later in life. I was looking forward to hearing more detail about those two episodes but they did not appear in the book. I am now wondering if there are some holes in it. But it was a good read and a good insight into a period of US history with some quite nasty racism.
  • Efmprof
A great read about a great champion and the times when he reigned supreme. It's a wonderful, insightful, and in many ways, tragic story. Really enjoyed this book!
  • LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Should be required reading for any professional athlete in contemporary America.
  • Ƀ⁞₳⁞Ð Ƀ⁞Ǿ⁞Ɏ
This is not only the best biography I've ever read, but it is just a really great book to read. I recommend it if you are interested in U.S. history, especially if you like boxing.
  • Insanity
Read this for a class I took taught by the author. Interesting perspective on how the boxing profession affected many aspects of America.
  • Dainris
The story of one of America's greatest icons by one of our best chroncilers of
American sports history.

Told in fascinating detail, "Joe Louis: Hard Times Man", recounts the rise and fall of Joe Louis. Roberts, who is probably the greatest living boxing writer, places
the story of Louis in the context of Jim Crow America. Sure to please any boxing fan and any student of 20th Century America.
Great read!