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- DescriptionThe Last Great Prizefight chronicles the lives of three men, Jack Johnson, Jim Jeffries, and Tex Rickard, as they overcome corruption, racism, and despair to produce one of the most significant and intriguing sporting events in history. When it came to this fight, America was simultaneously manic and indignant. Prizefighting was unseemly yet compelling. In a schizophrenic country, the godly part did its best to stop the fight. It nearly succeeded; it is remarkable that this match ever took place. It is also amazing that Tex Rickard became the promoter. And, ironically, if it had t been for Tex Rickard, the fight may have been canceled as other promoter may have been able to overcome the obstacles put in place to prevent it. The details reveal much about the history of boxing. That is, the history of this fight cant be told adequately without understanding how boxing arrived at this point. And the present state of boxing cant be understood without kwing how it used to be. In other words, the context of the fight is as important and as interesting as the fight itself. Written by a former Nevada bookie, the Last Great Prizefight brings to life this fascinating era of American sports. It is unlike most sports books in its perspective; It does t focus narrowly on sports but takes a broader look at American sports culture, making it enjoyable to both sports and n sports fans alike.
- Author BiographySteven Frederick was a legal sports bookmaker in Nevada for 13 years. The Last Great Prizefight is his first book of the literary genre.
- Author(s)Steven Frederick
- Date of Publication01/01/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBoxing & Combat Sports
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight381 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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