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The Resource Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world, Mike Stanton

Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world, Mike Stanton

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Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world
Title
Unbeaten
Title remainder
Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world
Statement of responsibility
Mike Stanton
Title variation
  • Unbeaten : the triumphs and tragedies of Rocky Marciano
  • Unbeaten
Title variation remainder
Rocky Marcianos fight for perfection in a crooked world
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions like Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson: He never lost a professional fight. His record was a perfect 49-0. Unbeaten is the story of this remarkable champion who overcame injury, doubt, and the schemes of corrupt promoters to win the title in a bloody and epic battle with Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952. Rocky packed a devastating punch with an innocent nickname, "Suzie Q," against which there was no defense. As the champ, he came to know presidents and movie stars - and the organized crime figures who dominated the sport, much to his growing disgust. He may have "stood out in boxing like a rose in a garbage dump," as one sportswriter said, but he also fought his own private demons. In the hands of the award-winning journalist and biographer Mike Stanton, Unbeaten is more than just a boxing story. It's a classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover what it all meant. Like Suzie Q, it will knock you off your feet
Summary
Presents a revelatory portrait of the legendary heavyweight champion that covers his rise from an Italian immigrant family, his signature "Suzie Q" punch, and his struggles with the sport's corrupt elements
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10662514
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Stanton, Mike
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Marciano, Rocky
  • Marciano, Rocky
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • United States
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Boxing
Target audience
adult
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Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world
Label
Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world, Mike Stanton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1956768
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781627799195
Lccn
2017057871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627799195
  • (OCoLC)1002422842
Label
Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world, Mike Stanton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1956768
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781627799195
Lccn
2017057871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627799195
  • (OCoLC)1002422842

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