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The Resource Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson, Herb Boyd ; with Ray Robinson II

Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson, Herb Boyd ; with Ray Robinson II

Label
Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson
Title
Pound for pound
Title remainder
a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson
Statement of responsibility
Herb Boyd ; with Ray Robinson II
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hailed by Muhammad Ali as "the king, the master, my idol," Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest boxer America had seen since Joe Louis and is considered by many today to be, pound for pound, the best boxer the sport has ever known. With his graceful yet powerful style and Hollywood looks--which he would use to his advantage upon his final retirement from boxing--he embodied the very essence of the "sweet science." Before he finally hung up his gloves in 1965, at the age of forty-four, Sugar Ray Robinson won 125 consecutive fights. At a time still characterized by discrimination, his victories, like those of Jackie Robinson, represented victories for all black America. And they were all the more symbolic because of the place he chose to call home--Harlem. Co-written with Robinson's son, Ray Robinson II, and thoroughly researched by Amsterdam News reporter Herb Boyd, this book is not only a definitive portrait of an emotionally complex man and his family, it is also a portrait of Harlem at the apex of its creativity
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyd, Herb
Dewey number
92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Robinson, Ray
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robinson, Sugar Ray
  • Boxers (Sports)
Label
Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson, Herb Boyd ; with Ray Robinson II
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-304) and index
Contents
From red clay to black bottom -- Street dancer from hell's kitchen -- Home in Harlem -- Crescent's star -- Man with the golden gloves -- Punching for pay -- Sugar Ray and Edna Mae -- Matador and the bull -- From silk to olive drab -- Champion at last! -- Dreadful dream -- Brown baby and a pink Cadillac -- "Le Sucre Merveilleux" in Paris -- St. Valentine's Day massacre -- It's turpin time -- Bumpy, Bobo, and Rocky -- Take it to the maxim -- Top hat and tails -- Return to the ring -- Perfect punch -- Broke! -- Sugar's dilemmas -- Millie and the Mormon -- Mexican divorcee -- Other woman -- Ali -- Up against the mob -- Bloody bridegroom -- Pound for pound -- Lord of the ring -- Final bell -- Epilogue -- Sugar's ring record -- Interviews -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm55286694
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780060934385
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2004050168
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55286694
Label
Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson, Herb Boyd ; with Ray Robinson II
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-304) and index
Contents
From red clay to black bottom -- Street dancer from hell's kitchen -- Home in Harlem -- Crescent's star -- Man with the golden gloves -- Punching for pay -- Sugar Ray and Edna Mae -- Matador and the bull -- From silk to olive drab -- Champion at last! -- Dreadful dream -- Brown baby and a pink Cadillac -- "Le Sucre Merveilleux" in Paris -- St. Valentine's Day massacre -- It's turpin time -- Bumpy, Bobo, and Rocky -- Take it to the maxim -- Top hat and tails -- Return to the ring -- Perfect punch -- Broke! -- Sugar's dilemmas -- Millie and the Mormon -- Mexican divorcee -- Other woman -- Ali -- Up against the mob -- Bloody bridegroom -- Pound for pound -- Lord of the ring -- Final bell -- Epilogue -- Sugar's ring record -- Interviews -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm55286694
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780060934385
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2004050168
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55286694

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