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The Resource Strong boy : the life and times of John L. Sullivan, America's first sports hero, Christopher Klein

Strong boy : the life and times of John L. Sullivan, America's first sports hero, Christopher Klein

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Strong boy : the life and times of John L. Sullivan, America's first sports hero
Title
Strong boy
Title remainder
the life and times of John L. Sullivan, America's first sports hero
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Klein
Title variation
Strong boy
Title variation remainder
the life and times of John L. Sullivan, Americas first sports hero
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Approaching 19th-century sports and boxing with a 21st-century perspective, Strong Boy brings to life a man--John L. Sullivan--who was the gold standard of boxing for more than a decade; who had a big ego, big mouth, and bigger appetites; who ate and drank with reckless abandon; whose womanizing, drunken escapades, and constant presence on the police blotter were a godsend to the burgeoning newspaper industry; whose image was once the most recognizable in America. He was our nation's first sports hero, and his name was not Babe Ruth"--
Summary
Strong Boy tells the story of America's first sports superstar, a self-made man who personified the power and excesses of the Gilded Age. Everywhere John L. Sullivan went, his fists backed up his bravado
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10232514
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klein, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sullivan, John Lawrence
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Boxing
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and times of John L. Sullivan, America's first sports hero
Label
Strong boy : the life and times of John L. Sullivan, America's first sports hero, Christopher Klein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
997365
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 353 pages
Isbn
9780762781522
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013034588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780762781522
Label
Strong boy : the life and times of John L. Sullivan, America's first sports hero, Christopher Klein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
997365
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 353 pages
Isbn
9780762781522
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013034588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780762781522

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