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Rocky Marciano The Rock Of His Times (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0252072626
ISBN-13: 9780252072628
Sku: 39967007
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 1T
Pages:  392
Age Range:  NA
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*Author: Sullivan, Russell *Series Title: Sport and Society *Subtitle: The Rock Of His Times *Publication Date: 2005/02/09 *Number of Pages: 386 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.75
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Emerging from obscurity to win the heavyweight crown in the early 1950s, Rocky Marciano fought until 1955, retiring with a perfect 49-0 record - a feat still unmatched today. Yet as much as he embodied the wholesome, rags-to-riches patriotism of a true American hero, Marciano also reflected the racial and ethnic tensions festering beneath the country's benevolent facade. In this portrait of a complex American sports legend, Russell Sullivan confirms Rocky Marciano's place as a symbol and cultural icon of his era.


New York Times Book Review
"This biography is much more than a fan's adoring recital of Marciano's big fights....More than anything else, the book assesses Marciano in the context of his times, the early 1950's, when his career reflected America's serene years before the marches of the civil rights movement, when boxing ranked second to baseball as America's favorite sport, when most people got their news from newspapers and magazines instead of from television, when the psyche of a famous athlete was seldom analyzed, even after his death--in Marciano's case, in the crash of a small airplane in an Iowa field on Aug. 31, 1969." - David Anderson 09/15/2002

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0392
Product attributePublisher:   University of Illinois Press
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