Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century
Author: Thomas R. Hietala
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2019-10-25
ISBN 10: 1317470621
ISBN 13: 9781317470625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fight of the Century Book Review:

This is a revealing look at the history of race relations in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century portrayed through the lives and times of the first two African-American heavyweight boxing champions, Jack Johnson and Joe Louis. Incorporating extensive research into the black press of the time, the author explores how the public careers and private lives of these two sports figures both define and explain vital national issues from the early 1900s to the late 1940s.

Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century
Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen,Jacqueline woodson,Ann Patchett,Brit Bennett,Steven Okazaki,David Handler,Geraldine Brooks,Yaa Gyasi,Sergio De La Pava,Dave Eggers,Timothy Egan,Li Yiyun,Meg Wolitzer,Hector Tobar,Aleksandar Hemon,Elizabeth Strout,Rabih Alameddine,Moriel Rothman-Zecher,Jonathan Lethem,Salman Rushdie,Lauren Groff,Jennifer Egan,Scott Turow,Morgan Parker,Victor Lavalle,Michael Cunningham,Neil Gaiman,Jesmyn Ward,Moses Sumney,George Saunders,Marlon James,William Finnegan,Anthony Doerr,C.J. Anders,Brenda J. Childs,Andrew Sean Greer,Louise Erdrich,Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 1501190423
ISBN 13: 9781501190421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fight of the Century Book Review:

To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the organization’s one-hundred-year history. Fight of the Century takes you inside the trials and the stories that have shaped modern life. Some of the most prominent cases that the ACLU has been involved in—Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona—need little introduction. Others you may never even have heard of, yet their outcomes quietly defined the world we live in now. Familiar or little-known, each case springs to vivid life in the hands of the acclaimed writers who dive into the history, narrate their personal experiences, and debate the questions at the heart of each issue. Hector Tobar introduces us to Ernesto Miranda, the felon whose wrongful conviction inspired the now-iconic Miranda rights—which the police would later read to the man suspected of killing him. Yaa Gyasi confronts the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the ACLU submitted a friend of- the-court brief questioning why a nation that has sent men to the moon still has public schools so unequal that they may as well be on different planets. True to the ACLU’s spirit of principled dissent, Scott Turow offers a blistering critique of the ACLU’s stance on campaign finance. These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, and many more, remind us that the issues the ACLU has engaged over the past one hundred years remain as vital as ever today, and that we can never take our liberties for granted. Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment.

The Fight of the Century

The Fight of the Century
Author: Michael Arkush
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-09-24
ISBN 10: 0470178639
ISBN 13: 9780470178638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Fight of the Century Book Review:

Advance Praise "The Fight of the Century brings back memories of a different and troubled time both in sports and in our country. It is vividly reported and a perfect example of the old saying that the genius is in the details." --John Feinstein "The Fight of the Century just floats like a butterfly and sings like a canary. Arkush recaptures the period of the late '60s when America was in a quandary about Vietnam, Ali's refusal to be drafted, about Smokin' Joe Frazier's claim on the heavyweight title, and the amazing build-up to this great fight. I saw the fight and remember the intensity in Madison Square Garden; people were fainting in the aisles. The electricity of that fight buzzes through this book." --Phil Jackson "Ali-Frazier I was the greatest sports event I ever saw or ever expect to see. With his landscape portrait of the men and their times, Michael Arkush takes us again to that historic moment in Madison Square Garden when two of boxing's proudest warriors began their blood feud." --Dave Kindred, author of Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship "Arkush not only gives us the inside story on one of the century's signature sporting events, he frames it politically and socially. I was there, and now I know much more about what happened. This is flesh and blood and history." --Robert Lipsyte "The Fight of the Century transcends the mere sports story. In Michael Arkush's capable hands, this classic duel and its surrounding pressures and personalities show us where we have been as a society and where we are going. It is a story that truly stands for a place and time. It is a fully engrossing read." --Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Never is a long time, but there'll never be another cosmic boxing event like Ali-Frazier I. Michael Arkush brings alive that melodrama with all its political-social implications, wheeling and dealing, hyping and hitting." --Larry Merchant, author and boxing commentator "A richly detailed history of Ali and Frazier's first big fight and the social and political forces at play. A great read." --Ron Shelton, director of Bull Durham and Tin Cup

Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century
Author: Barb Rosenstock
Publsiher: Thinkingdom
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 163592362X
ISBN 13: 9781635923629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fight of the Century Book Review:

The fight for women's suffrage between women's rights leader Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson is creatively presented as a four-round boxing match in this energetic nonfiction picture book. When Woodrow Wilson was elected President, he didn't know that he would be participating in one of the greatest fights of the century: the battle for women's right to vote. The formidable Alice Paul led the women's suffrage movement, and saw President Wilson's election as an opportunity to win the vote to women. She battered her opponent with endless strategic arguments and carefully coordinated protests, calling for a new amendment granting women the right to vote. With a spirit and determination that never quit--even when peaceful protests were met with violence and even when many women were thrown in jail--Paul eventually convinced President Wilson to support her cause, changing the country forever. Cleverly framed as a boxing match, this book provides a fascinating and compelling look at an important moment in American history. Sarah Green's bright, detailed illustrations perfectly accompany award-winning author Barb Rosenstock's captivating narrative.

King of the Hill

King of the Hill
Author: Norman Mailer
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:960060852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century
Author: Patrick Myler
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-02
ISBN 10: 1611456452
ISBN 13: 9781611456455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fight of the Century Book Review:

"A rich portrait of Louis, Schmeling, and the era to which they belonged." —Nation

Ring of Hate: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling: The Fight of the Century

Ring of Hate: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling: The Fight of the Century
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1611454468
ISBN 13: 9781611454468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ring of Hate: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling: The Fight of the Century Book Review:

The definitive book (The Ring) on one of the greatest sports events of the twentieth century, the heavyweight championship bout between Germany's Max Schmeling and America's Brown Bomber, Joe Louis. More than the world heavyweight championship was at stake when Joe Louis fought Max Schmeling on June 22, 1938. In a world on the brink of war, the fight was depicted as a contest between nations, races, and political ideologies, the symbol of a much vaster struggle. Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels boasted that the Aryan Schmeling would crush his inferior black opponent. President Roosevelt told Louis, his guest at the White House, that America needs muscles like yours to beat Germany. For Louis, this was also his chance to avenge the only loss in his brilliant career-by a knockout-to the same Max Schmeling two years earlier. Recreating the drama of their momentous bout, the author traces the lives of both fighters before and after the fight, including Schmeling's efforts in Nazi Germany to protect Jewish friends and the two boxers' surprising friendship in the postwar years. In Ring of Hate Myler tells the story of two decent men, drawn together by boxing and divided by the cruel demands of competing nations.

The Fight

The Fight
Author: Norman Mailer
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0812986121
ISBN 13: 9780812986129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Fight Book Review:

Originally published: Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.

Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century
Author: Barb Rosenstock
Publsiher: Calkins Creek
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 9781629799087
ISBN 13: 1629799084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fight of the Century Book Review:

The fight for women's suffrage between women's rights leader Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson is creatively presented as a four-round boxing match in this energetic nonfiction picture book. When Woodrow Wilson was elected President, he didn't know that he would be participating in one of the greatest fights of the century: the battle for women's right to vote. The formidable Alice Paul led the women's suffrage movement, and saw President Wilson's election as an opportunity to win the vote to women. She battered her opponent with endless strategic arguments and carefully coordinated protests, calling for a new amendment granting women the right to vote. With a spirit and determination that never quit--even when peaceful protests were met with violence and even when many women were thrown in jail--Paul eventually convinced President Wilson to support her cause, changing the country forever. Cleverly framed as a boxing match, this book provides a fascinating and compelling look at an important moment in American history. Sarah Green's bright, detailed illustrations perfectly accompany award-winning author Barb Rosenstock's captivating narrative.

Ali

Ali
Author: Jonathan Eig
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1328744973
ISBN 13: 9781328744975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ali Book Review:

Winner of the 2018 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing Winner of The Times Sports Biography of the Year “As Muhammad Ali’s life was an epic of a life so Ali: A Life is an epic of a biography . . . pages in succession its narrative reads like a novel—a suspenseful novel with a cast of vivid characters.” – Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay in racially segregated Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a sign painter and a housekeeper. He went on to become a heavyweight boxer with a dazzling mix of power and speed, a warrior for racial pride, a comedian, a preacher, a poet, a draft resister, an actor, and a lover. Millions hated him when he changed his religion, changed his name, and refused to fight in the Vietnam War. He fought his way back, winning hearts, but at great cost. Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America’s master storytellers, sheds important new light on Ali’s politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition through unprecedented access to all the key people in Ali’s life, more than 500 interviews and thousands of pages of previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files and audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Ali: A Life is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the world.

Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century
Author: Nicholas Allen,Troy-Jeffrey Allen
Publsiher: Rexco Comics
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-09-21
ISBN 10: 9780989243827
ISBN 13: 0989243826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fight of the Century Book Review:

FOTC is a story about MMA (mixed martial arts) and sports. In a futuristic Brazil, performance-enhancing drugs have gone from behind-the-scenes banned substances to front-and-center game changers. The sports world as we know it has been revolutionized! Nowhere is that more on display than inside Neo-Rio, a mega-city that serves as the home to the Fighters Ultimate Exhibition League (FUEL). Men are becoming monsters in minutes as fighters are putting their lives on the line in the octagon.Our story follows Rex Punga, a down on his luck farmboy-turned-MMA fighter. After a drug-fueled incident that nearly ends his career, Punga will attempt a comeback where he takes on, not only the behemoths in the ring, but the behemoth that is Big Pharma. But this time, he's going to do it all the old school way: Naturally.Evil Pharmaceutical companies! An uphill battle for redemption! The future of Brazilian MMA on the line! This truly will be the FIGHT OF THE CENTURY.

Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century
Author: Patrick Myler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-12-21
ISBN 10: 1628722630
ISBN 13: 9781628722635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fight of the Century Book Review:

“The definitive book” (The Ring) on one of the greatest sports events of the twentieth century, the heavyweight championship bout between America’s “Brown Bomber,” Joe Louis, and Germany’s Max Schmeling. More than the world heavyweight championship was at stake when Joe Louis fought Max Schmeling on June 22, 1938. In a world on the brink of war, the fight was depicted as a contest between nations, races, and political ideologies, the symbol of a much vaster struggle. Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels boasted that the Aryan Schmeling would crush his “inferior” black opponent. President Roosevelt told Louis, his guest at the White House, that “America needs muscles like yours to beat Germany.” For Louis, this was also his chance to avenge the only loss in his brilliant career—by a knockout—to the same Max Schmeling two years earlier. Recreating the drama of their momentous bout, the author traces the lives of both fighters before and after the fight, including Schmeling’s efforts in Nazi Germany to protect Jewish friends and the two boxers’ surprising friendship in the postwar years. In Fight of the Century Myler tells the story of two decent men, drawn together by boxing and divided by the cruel demands of competing nations.

The Prize Fight of the Century

The Prize Fight of the Century
Author: Robert Greenwood
Publsiher: Jack Bacon
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780930083137
ISBN 13: 093008313X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Prize Fight of the Century Book Review:

An exquisite publication, 166 pages, with 64 pages of historic photographs, 6? x 9,? hardcover, printed on archival stock. In the language of boxing promotion, hyperbole has become commonplace, so much so that nearly every title fight is hailed as ?The Fight of the Century.? Seen in the light of history, however, it is the first title fight promoted under that banner that most deserves the honor. The contest between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries held in Reno, July 4, 1910 was, for several reasons, truly ?The Fight of the Century.? That fight attracted more public attention around the world than any since. For weeks prior to the event newspapers in every city in the land carried stories on almost every conceivable aspect of the fight. Magazines and newspapers sent their top correspondents to Reno to cover the contest, among them Jack London, John L. Sullivan, Bat Masterson, Rube Goldberg, Rex Beach and a host of others. Coverage was not limited to the United States. In England, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Canada, South America, thousands of words were printed every day in the foreign press. On the day of the fight people across the nation watched facsimile re-enactments of the fight in auditoriums or on large electric billboards, or read bulletins posted outside newspaper offices. In exclusive clubs in New York City the rich and famous followed the fight by watching specially installed ticker-tapes. At matinee performances in theaters the latest bulletins were read to audiences between acts and during intermission.The focus of this book is upon the championship title fight in Reno, Nevada, July 4, 1910, the events leading up to it, and the events afterward. It was not my intention to write a biography of either Johnson or Jeffries, or to explicate the social milieu of America during those years. Events are presented as they occurred, in chronological order, and in an objective manner.

Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction

Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction
Author: Eban S. Goodstein
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781584656579
ISBN 13: 1584656573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction Book Review:

A call for political action to save the natural world

Ring of Hate

Ring of Hate
Author: Patrick Myler
Publsiher: Arcade Publishing
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781559707893
ISBN 13: 1559707895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ring of Hate Book Review:

"Recreating the drama of their momentous bout, the author traces the lives of both fighters before and after the fight, including Schmeling's efforts in Nazi Germany to protect Jewish friends and the boxers' surprising friendship in the post-war years. In Ring of Hate he offers the saga of two decent human beings drawn together by their chosen profession and divided by the cruel demands of competing nations."--Jacket.

At the Fights

At the Fights
Author: George Kimball,John Schulian,Colum McCann
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781598530926
ISBN 13: 1598530925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


At the Fights Book Review:

An anthology of literary excerpts and articles inspired by boxing celebrates 100 years of the sport in America and includes such entries as Jack London's tribute to Jack Johnson, Norman Mailer's "Rumble in the Jungle" piece and George Plimpton's observations on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X.

The Goat Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics

The Goat Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics
Author: Eddie Campbell
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-05
ISBN 10: 9781684051380
ISBN 13: 168405138X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Goat Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics Book Review:

A rip-roaring and exhaustively researched new take on the origin of the comic strip by one of the leading cartoon storytellers of our time. With more than 500 period cartoons, The Goat Getters illustrates how comics were developed by such luminaries as Rube Goldberg, Tad Dorgan, and George Herriman in the sports and lurid crime pages of the daily newspaper. This wild bunch of West Coast-based cartoonists established the dynamic anatomy and bold, tough style that continue to influence comics today, as well as their own goofy slang that enriched the popular lexicon. The Goat Getters also captures early twentieth century-history through the lens of the newspaper comics: the landmark 1910 boxing match in Reno, Nevada between Jim Jeffries, the "Great White Hope," and Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion; the nationwide race riots that followed; the San Francisco graft trials that culminated in the shooting of the Federal Prosecutor; and the trial of Harry Thaw for the murder of architect Stanford White, a crime of passion that centered on Thaw's wife, show-girl Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw--all were venerated or vilified by Nell Brinkley, Jimmy Swinnerton, and their fellow directors of the ink and newsprint stage.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
Author: Tom Owens
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781617147524
ISBN 13: 1617147524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Muhammad Ali Book Review:

A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Surrender, Dorothy

Surrender, Dorothy
Author: Meg Wolitzer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-08-24
ISBN 10: 9781439125748
ISBN 13: 1439125740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Surrender, Dorothy Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer, a “devastatingly on target” (Elle) novel about a young woman's accidental death and its effect on her family and friends. For years, Sara Swerdlow was transported by an unfettered sense of immortality. Floating along on loving friendships and the adoration of her mother, Natalie, Sara's notion of death was entirely alien to her existence. But when a summer night's drive out for ice cream ends in tragedy, thirty-year-old Sara—"held aloft and shimmering for years"—finally lands. Mining the intricate relationship between love and mourning, acclaimed novelist Meg Wolitzer explores a single, overriding question: who, finally, "owns" the excruciating loss of this young woman—her mother or her closest friends? Depicting the aftermath of Sara's shocking death with piercing humor and shattering realism, Surrender, Dorothy is the luminously thoughtful, deeply moving exploration of what it is to be a mother and a friend, and, above all, what it takes to heal from unthinkable loss.

When We Fight, We Win

When We Fight, We Win
Author: Greg Jobin-Leeds,AgitArte
Publsiher: New Press, The
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN 10: 1620971402
ISBN 13: 9781620971406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


When We Fight, We Win Book Review:

Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People’s Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a $15 minimum wage—these are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, the leaders and activists of these and other movements distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what makes—and what hinders—transformative social change. Longtime social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte, a collective of artists and organizers, to capture the stories, philosophy, tactics, and art of today’s leading social change movements. When We Fight, We Win! weaves together interviews with today’s most successful activists and artists from across the country and beyond—including Patrisse Cullors-Brignac, Bill McKibben, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Karen Lewis, Favianna Rodriguez, Rea Carey, and Gaby Pacheco, among others—with narrative recountings of strategies and campaigns alongside full-color photos. It includes a foreword by Rinku Sen and an afterword by Antonia Darder. When We Fight, We Win! will give a whole generation of readers the chance to celebrate and benefit from a remarkable decade of activism—a decade that shows just how ripe these times are for social transformation.