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SWEET THUNDER : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, Wil Haygood

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SWEET THUNDER : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SUGAR RAY ROBINSON
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SWEET THUNDER
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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SUGAR RAY ROBINSON
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Wil Haygood
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Language
eng
Summary
"Sugar Ray Robinson was one of the most iconic figures in sports and possibly the greatest boxer of all time. His legendary career spanned nearly 26 years, including his titles as the middleweight and welterweight champion of the world and close to 200 professional bouts. This illuminating biography grounds the spectacular story of Robinson's rise to greatness within the context of the fighter's life and times. Born Walker Smith Jr. in 1921, Robinson's early childhood was marked by the seething racial tensions and explosive race riots that infected the Midwest throughout the 1920s and 1930s. After his mother moved their family to Harlem, he came of age in the post-Renaissance years. Recounting his local and national fame, this deeply researched and honestaccount depicts Robinson as an eccentric and glamorous-yet powerful and controversial-celebrity, athlete, and cultural symbol. From Robinson's gruesome six-bout war with Jake \""Raging Bull" LaMotta and his lethal meeting with Jimmy Doyle to his Harlem nightclub years and thwarted showbiz dreams, Haygood brings the champion's story to life"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Haygood, Wil
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  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Robinson, Sugar Ray
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Boxing
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
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SWEET THUNDER : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, Wil Haygood
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Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-425) and index
Control code
BK0009376057
Isbn
9781569766088
Isbn Type
: PAP
Lccn
2011001119
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SWEET THUNDER : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, Wil Haygood
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-425) and index
Control code
BK0009376057
Isbn
9781569766088
Isbn Type
: PAP
Lccn
2011001119
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