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The Resource Bouts of mania : Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an America on the ropes, Richard Hoffer

Bouts of mania : Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an America on the ropes, Richard Hoffer

Label
Bouts of mania : Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an America on the ropes
Title
Bouts of mania
Title remainder
Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an America on the ropes
Statement of responsibility
Richard Hoffer
Title variation
Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an America on the ropes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Describes the ... era when Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman fought each other in every possible combination, on nearly every possible continent. In their most memorable bouts from 1971 to 1975, the three men created athletic set pieces that continue to resonate: the Fight of the Century, Down Goes Frazier!, the Rumble in the Jungle, and the Thrilla in Manila. Their fights for the heavyweight belt ... made for a roiling and convulsive tournament, all the more striking against a backdrop of national dysfunction"--
Summary
"Bouts of Mania describes the glorious era when Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman fought each other in every possible combination, on nearly every possible continent. In their most memorable bouts from 1971 to 1975, the three men created athletic set pieces that continue to resonate: the Fight of the Century, Down Goes Frazier!, the Rumble in the Jungle, and the Thrilla in Manila. Their fights for the heavyweight belt (when that title still meant something) made for a roiling and convulsive tournament, all the more striking against a backdrop of national dysfunction. In fact, their heroic efforts--global spectacles that offered brief glimpses of clarity and confidence--may have been the only thing that made sense back home during the social and political morass of the 1970s. In Bouts of Mania, Richard Hoffer, a longtime writer for Sports Illustrated, evokes all the hopes and hoopla, the hype and hysteria of boxing's last and best "golden age.""--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10324931
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hoffer, Richard
Dewey number
  • 796.830922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1125
LC item number
.H65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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True
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  • Boxing matches
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Frazier, Joe
  • Foreman, George
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Boxing
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / History
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Ali, Frazier, and Foreman - and an America on the ropes
Label
Bouts of mania : Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an America on the ropes, Richard Hoffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography and bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014005079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780306822223
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014005079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bouts of mania : Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an America on the ropes, Richard Hoffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography and bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014005079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780306822223
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014005079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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