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ISBN:
0151002967
Author:
Roger Kahn
Category:
Biographies
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harcourt; First Edition edition (October 5, 1999)
Pages:
416 pages
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1979 kb
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1577 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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This book takes you right into the Roaring 20's with great historical detail. Dempsey's life is one that can only be described as one that was made for the movies.

This is one of the best books I've read in a long time, and I read many books. The book brings you into the exciting, and oft times, seamy world of the 1920's. You read about boxing. If you're interested, or merely curious, this is one of the best books on boxing by a great writer (Roger Kahn) who knows boxing. You get inside the world of promoting, which is a lucrative and artistic ( and often crooked) sport unto itself. This book takes you right into the Roaring 20's with great historical detail. Great reading, the author has produced a must read.

This 450-paged paperwork biography of the "Manassa Mauler" by Roger Kahn won the New York Times "Notable Book of the Year" Award. Described as "an intoxicating panoply of legends and heroes, surely one of the most solid and delightful sporting histories of recent times. It contains a number of photographs. FROM THE PUBLISHER Jack Dempsey was perfectly suited to the time in which he fought, the time when the United States first felt the throb of its own overwhelming power.

A Flame of Pure Fire is the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of. .

A Flame of Pure Fire is the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance that nearly burned them to ash. Hobo, roughneck, fighter, lover, millionaire, movie star, and, finally, a gentleman of rare generosity and sincerity, Dempsey embodied an America grappling with the confusing demands of preeminence. Dempsey lived a life that touched every part of the American experience in the first half of the twentieth century

A Flame of Pure Fire book. Roger Kahn writes much of this book through interviews with Jack Dempsey.

A Flame of Pure Fire book. Jack Dempsey was not only the heavyweight boxing champion of most of the 1920’s but in all likelihood America’s first celebrity superstar. He is another of a long list of rags- to- riches American story. He grew up with a Dad who could not keep a job and moved from state to state, city to city, dabbled in Mormonism yet was known as a drunk. Jack however did not drink. He grew up working hard in fields and mines.

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A Flame of Pure Fire is the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and .

A Flame of Pure Fire is the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance that nearly. Roger Kahn has done it again! In this mesmerizing biography of Jack Dempsey, Kahn has brought back to vivid life a time in America's history that my parents and grandparents used to talk of with such fondness. I was hooked from beginning to end. This book is a must-read for not only people interested in the life of Jack Dempsey, but for anyone who longs to experience another time and place as can only be conjured up by a magical author.

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Jack Dempsey was perfectly suited to the time in which he fought, the time when the United States first felt the throb of its .

Jack Dempsey was perfectly suited to the time in which he fought, the time when the United States first felt the throb of its own overwhelming power. For eight years and two months after World War I, Dempsey, with his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, was heavyweight champion of the world. A Flame of Pure Fire is the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance that nearly burned them to ash. Hobo, roughneck, fighter, lover, millionaire, movie star, and, finally, a gentleman of rare generosity and sincerity, Dempsey.

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Jack Dempsey was perfectly suited to the time in which he fought, the time when the United States first felt the throb of its own overwhelming power. For eight years and two months after World War I, Dempsey, with his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, was heavyweight champion of the world. A Flame of Pure Fire is the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance that nearly burned them to ash. Hobo, roughneck, fighter, lover, millionaire, movie star, and, finally, a gentleman of rare generosity and sincerity, Dempsey embodied an America grappling with the confusing demands of preeminence. Dempsey lived a life that touched every part of the American experience in the first half of the twentieth century. Roger Kahn, one of our preeminent writers about the human side of sport, has found in Dempsey a subject that matches his own manifold talents. A friend of Dempsey's and an insightful observer of the ways in which sport can measure a society's evolution, Kahn reaches a new and exciting stage in his acclaimed career with this book. In the story of a man John Lardner called "a flame of pure fire, at last a hero," Roger Kahn finds the heart of America.
  • Unnis
A Flame of Pure Fire Ordered from Amazon Kindle. This is one of the best books I've read in a long time, and I read many books. The book brings you into the exciting , and oft times, seamy world of the 1920's. You read about boxing. If you're interested, or merely curious, this is one of the best books on boxing by a great writer (Roger Kahn) who knows boxing. You get inside the world of promoting, which is a lucrative and artistic ( and often crooked) sport unto itself. This is a book about Jack Dempsey, a very sympathetic book, which puts the lie to the allegation that Dempsey would not fight Blacks. This simply is not true, including for the Heavyweight Crown. This was a great book and a great read.
  • Valawye
...that places Jack Dempsey's personality and career in context with the culture that he lived in.A lot about the Roaring 20's, the Depression, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth and other people from the era; also about other boxers. Maybe to much detail about culture and society if you just want to know about the boxer, but I thought it was a great portrait of the man.

Even better, the author clearly loves Jack Dempsey and deeply respects everything that he is about. After reading the book I understand why.
  • Arashilkis
Roger Kahn has done a good job in writing this book. I have read many books about Dempsey and the time period in which he flourished but I found out a few things I did not know before in reading this book. There is a lot of insight into the characters that made up the time period and I found that exciting. You know that books like this are going to start becoming rare because the last living people who had contact with people like Dempsey are passing from the scene.
  • Lestony
Dempsey was a fascinating character, and this biography captures him in all his complexity in context, within the times when he grew up and fought. A thorough, brilliant account of a man, one of the most aggressive and savage in the ring (witness his destruction of Willard), but gentle and easy-going outside of it, a soft touch, giving away a lot of his money to fighters down on their luck.
  • Darkraven
This was an excellent book about Jack Dempsey and the time period he lived in. His mother was reading a book about a great fighter when Jack was born so she felt as if this was prophetic for her son.

His early desire to be a fighter and his committment to make it happen against all odds definitely set him apart.
Though a lot more worldly in his pursuits (women, Hollywood) than Tunney, he seemed to have more of a fierce fighting style.
  • X-MEN
Great product. Showed up quickly and as described.
  • Dianalmeena
Great book, easy read - author provides good information about the time period in addition to the story of Dempsey' s life.
One of the very best boxing biographies I've ever read. This book takes you right into the Roaring 20's with great historical detail. Dempsey's life is one that can only be described as one that was made for the movies. Great reading, the author has produced a must read.