Coverart for item
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

Label
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
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10662514
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanton, Mike
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marciano, Rocky
  • Marciano, Rocky
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • United States
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Boxing
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world
Label
Unbeaten : Rocky Marciano's fight for perfection in a crooked world, Mike Stanton
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627799195
Lccn
2017057871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627799195
Lccn
2017057871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627799195
  • (OCoLC)1002422842

Library Locations

    • Milwood BranchBorrow it
      12500 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX, 78727, US
      30.4223444 -97.7161692
    • Manchaca Road BranchBorrow it
      5500 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX, 78745, US
      30.2166039 -97.79733689999999
    • St. John BranchBorrow it
      7500 Blessing Ave., Austin, TX, 78752, US
      30.3328231 -97.6937014
    • University Hills BranchBorrow it
      4701 Loyola Ln., Austin, TX, 78723, US
      30.3093017 -97.6664785
Processing Feedback ...