Tunney Boxing's Brainiest Champ and His Upset of the Great Jack Dempsey (Paperback)
|Author: Jack Cavanaugh|
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|Offering a unique perspective on sports, celebrity, and popular culture in the 1920s, this irresistible story is an insightful real-life tale replete with heads of state, irrepressible showmen, mobsters, Hollywood luminaries, and the cream of New York society in the 1920s.|
From the Publisher:
Furnishes an authoritative and inspirational account of the life and boxing career of Gene Tunney, an articulate and determined athlete who became the world heavyweight champion after unexpectedly beating the legendary Jack Dempsey. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
"[Cavanaugh's] book is highly entertaining, describing as it does one of boxing's most glorious decades, the years between Johnson and Louis, the last era in which whites dominated the heavyweight division, largely (and maybe even entirely) because blacks were banned from it....Cavanaugh tells [the story] engagingly and authoritatively." - David Margolick 05/31/2007