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The Resource Staying positive : the story of 'the real' Paul Banke, Paul Banke and Paul Zanon

Staying positive : the story of 'the real' Paul Banke, Paul Banke and Paul Zanon

Label
Staying positive : the story of 'the real' Paul Banke
Title
Staying positive
Title remainder
the story of 'the real' Paul Banke
Statement of responsibility
Paul Banke and Paul Zanon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A member of the USA's stellar 1984 Olympic boxing team, Paul Banke then scaled the heights as a professional to become world champion in 1990. Unfortunately, throughout his career, he was at the mercy of his secret mistress--drugs. As part of the celebrity slipstream, Banke often had free access to heroin, crystal meth, and cocaine. Best remembered for his epic trilogy with Daniel Zaragoza, drugs overtook him and Banke soon became a forgotten champion. Shortly after retiring in 1993, he was homeless and destitute. Having not eaten for three days, Banke found himself lying in a dumpster in Vegas, ecstatic at finding a partially consumed cheeseburger. Arrested for grand theft auto in 1995, he was urged in jail to take an HIV test, due to sharing needles. He had contracted full-blown AIDS. Miraculously, after three decades of drug abuse, Banke turned his life around in September 2014 and became clean and sober. Now once again warmly embraced by the boxing fraternity, he shares his story to inspire and deter those on a similar path"--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banke, Paul
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1132.B327
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Zanon, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banke, Paul
  • Banke, Paul
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Drug addicts
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Drug addicts
  • Health
  • United States
Label
Staying positive : the story of 'the real' Paul Banke, Paul Banke and Paul Zanon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Foreword -- Down in the dumpsters -- Paul Andre Banke -- Kidding around -- Boxing bug -- Azusa -- Gym addict -- Wanderlust -- Global development -- Cold war -- Shattered dreams -- High ground -- Career blow -- All heart -- No horsing around -- First time failure -- Fight of my life -- KO in Korea -- Slam dunk -- Losing the battle -- Curtain call -- Busted -- Positive -- Death's door -- Outcast -- Scared -- Drug damage -- Hometown hero -- Hall of shame -- Clean -- Facebook friend -- Guardian angel -- Old faithful -- Take care -- Fresh start -- Experience, strength and hope -- Positive
Control code
on1091297928
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages, 8 unnumbered page of plates
Isbn
9781785315404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Staying positive : the story of 'the real' Paul Banke, Paul Banke and Paul Zanon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Foreword -- Down in the dumpsters -- Paul Andre Banke -- Kidding around -- Boxing bug -- Azusa -- Gym addict -- Wanderlust -- Global development -- Cold war -- Shattered dreams -- High ground -- Career blow -- All heart -- No horsing around -- First time failure -- Fight of my life -- KO in Korea -- Slam dunk -- Losing the battle -- Curtain call -- Busted -- Positive -- Death's door -- Outcast -- Scared -- Drug damage -- Hometown hero -- Hall of shame -- Clean -- Facebook friend -- Guardian angel -- Old faithful -- Take care -- Fresh start -- Experience, strength and hope -- Positive
Control code
on1091297928
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages, 8 unnumbered page of plates
Isbn
9781785315404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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