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The Resource The longest fight : in the ring with Joe Gans, boxing's first African American champion, William Gildea

The longest fight : in the ring with Joe Gans, boxing's first African American champion, William Gildea

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The longest fight : in the ring with Joe Gans, boxing's first African American champion
Title
The longest fight
Title remainder
in the ring with Joe Gans, boxing's first African American champion
Statement of responsibility
William Gildea
Title variation
longest fight
Title variation remainder
in the ring with Joe Gans, boxings first African American champion
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The longest fight, the longtime Washington Post correspondent William Gildea tells the story of the longest boxing match of the twentieth century-- between Joe Gans , the first African American boxing champion, and "Battling" Nelson, a vicious and dirty brawler-- which would stretch to forty-two rounds and last two hours and forty-eight minutes. An new rail line brought spectators from around the country, dozens of reporters came to file blow-by-blow accounts, and an entrepreneurial crew's film of thefight, shown in theaters shortly afterward, endures to this day. The longest fight also recounts something much greater-- the longer battle that Gans fought against prejudice as the premier black athlete of his time. It is a portrait of life in black America at the turn of the twentieth century, of what it was like to be the first black athlete to successfully cross the nation's gaping racial divide. Gans was smart, witty, trim, and handsome-- with one-punch knockout power and groundbreaking defensive skills-- and his courage despite discrimination prefigures the strife faced by many of America's finest athletes, including Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad Ali
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10129689
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gildea, William
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1132.G33
LC item number
G55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gans, Joe
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • African American boxers
Target audience
adult
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in the ring with Joe Gans, boxing's first African American champion
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The longest fight : in the ring with Joe Gans, boxing's first African American champion, William Gildea
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011040170
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
245 p., [[8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374280970
Lccn
2011040170
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The longest fight : in the ring with Joe Gans, boxing's first African American champion, William Gildea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011040170
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
245 p., [[8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374280970
Lccn
2011040170
Other physical details
ill.

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