Beyond Glory Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink

ISBN-10: 0375726195
ISBN-13: 9780375726194
Edition: N/A
Authors: David Margolick
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Description: Nothing in the annals of sports has aroused more passion than the heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling -- bouts that symbolized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war.  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Nothing in the annals of sports has aroused more passion than the heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling -- bouts that symbolized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war. Acclaimed journalist David Margolick takes us into the careers of both men -- a black American and a Nazi German hero -- and depicts the extraordinary buildup to their legendary 1938 rematch. Vividly capturing the outpouring of emotion that the two fighters brought forth, Margolick brilliantly illuminates the cultural and social divisions that they came to represent.

David Margolickis contributing editor,Vanity Fair,and a frequent contributor to theNew York Times Book Review.He was for fifteen years a legal affairs reporter at theNew York Times,writing the weekly "At the Bar" column and covering the trial of O. J. Simpson, among others. His most recent book isBeyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink.He lives in New York City.

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