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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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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
In the ring with Joe Gans, boxing's first African American champion
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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 the fight, 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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
Target audience
adult
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, William Gildea
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
epl01352455
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374280970
Lccn
2011040170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1007033
  • (OCoLC)756045300
  • (ULS) epl01352455

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