Tunney : Boxing's Brainiest Champ and His Upset of the Great Jack Dempsey (Paperback) - Cavanaugh, Jack

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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.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780812967838
SKU 204180582
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812967836
Release Date 10/30/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1T
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"Filled with vivid characters from one of boxing's most glamorous eras, this tale goes 15 rounds and delivers plenty of punch, but never loses its head." [Starred review.]
"[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."
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Annotation In the 1920s Jack Dempsey, the "Manassa Mauler," was the undisputed king and emperor of boxing, a larger-than-life figure who starred in films and bedded famous starlets. In 1926, in front of a crowd of 120,000, he lost his title to Gene Tunney, an Irish New Yorker known for his intellectual aspirations. After his victory Tunney would move into high literary society and befriend, among others, George Bernard Shaw. Jack Cavanaugh's nonfiction account is rousing and electric.
Editors Note 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.
Editors Note 2 Recounts 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.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0496
Publisher Ballantine Books

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