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The Fearless Harry Greb by Bill Paxton

Title The Fearless Harry Greb
Author Bill Paxton
Publisher McFarland
Release 2013-06-07
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 260
ISBN 1476613834
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The legendary Harry Greb stepped into the ring more than 300 times from 1913 to 1926, defeated opponents who outweighed him by more than 30 pounds, held the middleweight and light heavyweight titles and beat every Hall of Fame boxer he ever fought. Dubbed “the Pittsburgh Windmill” because of his manic, freewheeling style in the ring, Greb also crossed racial lines, taking on all comers regardless of color. An injury in the ring led to Greb’s gradually going blind in one eye and should have ended his career, but he kept his condition secret and fought on. Tragically, the indomitable fighter would be dead by the age of 32, felled by complications during minor surgery. This biography of one of the toughest boxers of all time includes interviews, family recollections, modern doctors’ analyses of Greb’s eye injury and more than 120 rare photographs, as well as a complete fight record and round-by-round descriptions of his most famous fights.

The Boxing Register by James B. Roberts

Title The Boxing Register
Author James B. Roberts
Publisher
Release 2002
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 655
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The greatest fighters of all time come to life in the pages of this carefully researched and fully illustrated guide to the sweat science. This book is packed with action, photos, and figures.

Tunney by Jack Cavanaugh

Title Tunney
Author Jack Cavanaugh
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release 2009-04-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 496
ISBN 0307492168
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Among the legendary athletes of the 1920s, the unquestioned halcyon days of sports, stands Gene Tunney, the boxer who upset Jack Dempsey in spectacular fashion, notched a 77—1 record as a prizefighter, and later avenged his sole setback (to a fearless and highly unorthodox fighter named Harry Greb). Yet within a few years of retiring from the ring, Tunney willingly receded into the background, renouncing the image of jock celebrity that became the stock in trade of so many of his contemporaries. To this day, Gene Tunney’s name is most often recognized only in conjunction with his epic “long count” second bout with Dempsey. In Tunney, the veteran journalist and author Jack Cavanaugh gives an account of the incomparable sporting milieu of the Roaring Twenties, centered around Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey, the gladiators whose two titanic clashes transfixed a nation. Cavanaugh traces Tunney’s life and career, taking us from the mean streets of Tunney’s native Greenwich Village to the Greenwich, Connecticut, home of his only love, the heiress Polly Lauder; from Parris Island to Yale University; from Tunney learning fisticuffs as a skinny kid at the knee of his longshoreman father to his reign atop boxing’s glamorous heavyweight division. Gene Tunney defied easy categorization, as a fighter and as a person. He was a sex symbol, a master of defensive boxing strategy, and the possessor of a powerful, and occasionally showy, intellect–qualities that prompted the great sportswriters of the golden age of sports to portray Tunney as “aloof.” This intelligence would later serve him well in the corporate world, as CEO of several major companies and as a patron of the arts. And while the public craved reports of bad blood between Tunney and Dempsey, the pair were, in reality, respectful ring adversaries who in retirement grew to share a sincere lifelong friendship–with Dempsey even stumping for Tunney’s son, John, during the younger Tunney’s successful run for Congress. Tunney offers a unique perspective on sports, celebrity, and popular culture in the 1920s. But more than an exciting and insightful real-life tale, replete with heads of state, irrepressible showmen, mobsters, Hollywood luminaries, and the cream of New York society, Tunney is an irresistible story of an American underdog who forever changed the way fans look at their heroes.

Title The New Answer Book of Sports
Author Bill Mazer
Publisher
Release 1982
Category Sports
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780448044743
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The International Dictionary of Sports and Games
Author John Anthony Cuddon
Publisher New York : Schocken Books
Release 1980
Category Games
Total Pages 870
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Provides descriptions, synopsis of rules, historical evolution, notable players, events and records pertaining to each sport or game.

Give Him to the Angels by James R. Fair

Title Give Him to the Angels
Author James R. Fair
Publisher New York : Smith and Durrell
Release 1946
Category Boxers (Sports)
Total Pages 184
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title A Who s who of Sports Champions
Author Ralph Hickok
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Release 1995
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 904
ISBN
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Provides information about more than 2,200 Canadian and U.S. athletes at the college, professional, and Olympic levels and covers more than fifty organized competitive sports

Title Collier s Encyclopedia
Author
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Release 1983
Category Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Collier s Encyclopedia by Louis Shores

Title Collier s Encyclopedia
Author Louis Shores
Publisher
Release 1964
Category Bibliography
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Collier s Encycopdia
Author
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Release 1968
Category
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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