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One Punch From The Promised Land

One Punch from the Promised Land PDF
Author: John Florio
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN: 0762797681
Size: 56.67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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One Punch From The Promised Land

by John Florio, One Punch From The Promised Land Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download One Punch From The Promised Land books, It was 1976 when Leon and Michael Spinks first punched their way into America’s living rooms. That year, they became the first brothers to win Olympic gold in the same Games. Shortly thereafter, they became the first brothers to win the heavyweight title: Leon toppled The Greatest, Muhammad Ali; Michael beat the unbeatable Larry Holmes. With a cast of characters that includes Ali, Holmes, Mike Tyson, Gerry Cooney, Dwight Qawi, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and dozens of friends, relatives, and boxing figures, ONE PUNCH FROM THE PROMISED LAND tells the unlikely story of the Spinks brothers. Their rise from the Pruitt-Igoe housing disaster. Their divergent paths of success. And their relationship with America. The book also uncovers stories never before made public: the big paydays, the high living, the backroom deals. It’s not afraid to tackle an issue rarely discussed: Does the heavyweight title deliver on its promise to young men in the inner city? This is the definitive story of Leon and Michael Spinks. And a cross-examination of heavyweight boxing in 20th century America.



War In The Ring

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Author: John Florio
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN: 1250155754
Size: 48.76 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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War In The Ring

by John Florio, War In The Ring Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download War In The Ring books, America’s black boxing champion. Hitler’s favorite athlete. And a world at war. Joe Louis was born on an Alabama cotton patch and raised in a Detroit ghetto. Max Schmeling grew up in poverty in Hamburg, Germany. For both boys, boxing was a way out and a way up. Little did they know someday they would face each other in a pair of battles that would capture the imagination of the world. In America, Joe was a symbol of hope to a nation of blacks yearning to participate in the American dream. In Germany, Max was made to symbolize the superiority of the Aryan race. The two men climbed through the ropes with the weight of their countries on their shoulders—and only one would leave victorious. The battles waged between Joe and Max still resonate today. War in the Ring is the story of these two outsized heroes, their lives, their careers, and the global conflict swirling around them.



Punch

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Release: 1866
ISBN:
Size: 40.27 MB
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Category : Caricatures and cartoons
Languages : en
Pages :
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A Land Bewitched

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Author: Gustav Regler
Publisher:
Release: 1955
ISBN:
Size: 12.31 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Mexico
Languages : en
Pages : 239
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A Land Bewitched

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One Nation Under Baseball

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Author: John Florio
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release: 2017-04
ISBN: 1496200802
Size: 17.43 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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One Nation Under Baseball

by John Florio, One Nation Under Baseball Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download One Nation Under Baseball books, One Nation Under Baseball highlights the intersection between American society and America's pastime during the 1960s, when the hallmarks of the sport--fairness, competition, and mythology--came under scrutiny. John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro examine the events of the era that reshaped the game: the Koufax and Drysdale million-dollar holdout, the encroachment of television on newspaper coverage, the changing perception of ballplayers from mythic figures to overgrown boys, the arrival of the everyman Mets and their free-spirited fans, and the lawsuit brought against team owners by Curt Flood. One Nation Under Baseball brings to life the seminal figures of the era--including Bob Gibson, Marvin Miller, Tom Seaver, and Dick Young--richly portraying their roles during a decade of flux and uncertainty.



Parliamentary Papers

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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher:
Release: 1862
ISBN:
Size: 26.19 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Bills, Legislative
Languages : en
Pages :
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Parliamentary Papers

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The Athenaeum

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Release: 1854
ISBN:
Size: 32.33 MB
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Languages : en
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Have A Nice Day No Problem

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Author: Christine Ammer
Publisher: Plume Books
Release: 1993
ISBN:
Size: 77.92 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 454
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Have A Nice Day No Problem

by Christine Ammer, Have A Nice Day No Problem Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Have A Nice Day No Problem books, A comprehensive guide to three thousand cliches explains the meanings of such phrases as "give the devil his due" and "gild the lily," and traces the history of these expressions



Blind Moon Alley

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Author: John Florio
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN: 9781616148874
Size: 56.28 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 223
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Blind Moon Alley

by John Florio, Blind Moon Alley Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Blind Moon Alley books, Jersey Leo--outcast, misfit, and good-hearted soul--is hiding behind a tough guy's swagger in Prohibition-era Philadelphia, while helping an escaped convict, running from crooked cops, and wooing a speakeasy siren. It's Prohibition. It's Philadelphia. And Jersey Leo doesn't fit in. Jersey is an albino of mixed race. Known as "Snowball" on the street, he tends bar at a speakeasy the locals call the Ink Well. There, he's considered a hero for having saved the life of a young boy. But when his old grade school buddy, Aaron Garvey, calls from death row and asks for one last favor, all hell breaks loose. Jersey finds himself running from a band of crooked cops, hiding an escaped convict in the Ink Well, and reuniting with his grammar school crush--the now sultry Myra Banks, who has shed a club foot and become a speakeasy siren. Through it all, Jersey tries to safeguard the Ink Well with no help other than his ragtag group of friends: his ex-boxing-champion father, Ernie Leo; the street-savvy Johalis; a dim-witted dockworker named Homer; and the dubious palm reader Madame Curio. With them, Jersey digs for the truth about his friend Aaron Garvey--and winds up discovering a few things about himself.