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The Resource No way but to fight : George Foreman and the business of boxing, Andrew R.M. Smith

No way but to fight : George Foreman and the business of boxing, Andrew R.M. Smith

Label
No way but to fight : George Foreman and the business of boxing
Title
No way but to fight
Title remainder
George Foreman and the business of boxing
Statement of responsibility
Andrew R.M. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Olympic gold medalist. Two-time world heavyweight champion. Hall of Famer. Infomercial and reality TV star. George Foreman's fighting ability is matched only by his acumen for selling. Yet the complete story of Foreman's rise from urban poverty to global celebrity has never been told until now. Raised in Houston's "Bloody Fifth" Ward, battling against scarcity in housing and food, young Foreman fought sometimes for survival and other times just for fun. But when a government program rescued him from poverty and introduced him to the sport of boxing, his life changed forever. In No Way but to Fight, Andrew R. M. Smith traces Foreman's life and career from the Great Migration to the Great Society, through the Cold War and Culture Wars, out of urban Houston and onto the world stage where he discovered that fame brought new challenges. Drawing on new interviews with George Foreman and declassified government documents, as well as more than fifty domestic and international newspapers and magazines, Smith brings to life the exhilarating story of a true American icon. No Way but to Fight is an epic worthy of a champion. --Publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Andrew R. M
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1132.F65
LC item number
S65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Terry and Jan Todd series on physical culture and sports
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreman, George
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Foreman, George
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • United States
Label
No way but to fight : George Foreman and the business of boxing, Andrew R.M. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Contents
Prologue : crossroads -- Fruits of the fifth ward -- Corpsman's call -- God bless the puncher -- Eatin' money -- Sculpting George Foreman -- Better must come -- I ain't no dog -- Superman's evil twin -- Man without a country -- To the mountains of the moon -- I don't run because I don't have to -- You got to have a boss -- A gangster's game -- Jesus rode on a jackass -- Man of La Mancha -- Epilogue : unscripted
Control code
on1096460494
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781477319765
Lccn
2019019899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029719646
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
No way but to fight : George Foreman and the business of boxing, Andrew R.M. Smith
Publication
Copyright
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
Contents
Prologue : crossroads -- Fruits of the fifth ward -- Corpsman's call -- God bless the puncher -- Eatin' money -- Sculpting George Foreman -- Better must come -- I ain't no dog -- Superman's evil twin -- Man without a country -- To the mountains of the moon -- I don't run because I don't have to -- You got to have a boss -- A gangster's game -- Jesus rode on a jackass -- Man of La Mancha -- Epilogue : unscripted
Control code
on1096460494
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781477319765
Lccn
2019019899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029719646
Other physical details
illustrations

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