The Resource The boxing kings : when American heavyweights ruled the ring, Paul Beston, (electronic resource)

The boxing kings : when American heavyweights ruled the ring, Paul Beston, (electronic resource)

Label
The boxing kings : when American heavyweights ruled the ring
Title
The boxing kings
Title remainder
when American heavyweights ruled the ring
Statement of responsibility
Paul Beston
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Boxing Kings tells the story of the heavyweight title in the days when it was a defining institution in the United States. Author Paul Beston places special emphasis on those champions who held a central place in American culture beyond just in the boxing ring, including John L. Sullivan, who made the title a commercial property; Jack Johnson, who in 1908 became the first black man to claim the title; Joe Louis, whose contributions to racial tolerance and social progress transcended even his greatness in the ring; Rocky Marciano, who became an embodiment of the American Dream; Muhammad Ali, who took on the U.S. government and revolutionized professional sports with his showmanship; and Mike Tyson, a hard-punching student of boxing history who exemplified the modern celebrity. The gallery of champions also includes comics, dandies, bookworms, divas, ex-cons, workingmen, and a tough-guy-turned-preacher. The Boxing Kings treats these and other champions as three-dimensional human beings, flawed but sympathetic men placed on great public stages. As the title shifts from one claimant to another, their stories also open a window into the larger history of the U.S
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beston, Paul
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • [B]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Alexander Cendese
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cendese, Alexander
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • African American boxers
  • Boxing
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The boxing kings : when American heavyweights ruled the ring, Paul Beston, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11952032
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11952032
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 16 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11952032
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11952032
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The boxing kings : when American heavyweights ruled the ring, Paul Beston, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11952032
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11952032
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 16 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11952032
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11952032
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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