Joe Louis: The Great Black Hope

4 valoración promedio
( 11 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780306808791: Joe Louis: The Great Black Hope

When Joe Louis (1914–1981) knocked out the German boxer Max Schmeling in 1938 in two minutes and four seconds, the entire nation—black and white—celebrated the "fight of the century" as a victory of the United States against the ominous tide of Nazism. Never had an African-American received such universal praise across racial lines. Heavyweight champion for a record twelve years from 1937 to 1949, Louis opened the doors for such future black athletes as Jackie Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Muhammad Ali.Joe Louis depicts the prizefighter's life, and the times in which he lived, from his childhood in a sharecropper's cabin in Alabama and his formative years in Detroit, to his legendary career, his service in the Army, his stint as a professional wrestler after retiring from boxing in 1951, and his professional demise as an official greeter for a Las Vegas casino. Along the way, Richard Bak compassionately, yet evenhandedly, details Louis's private vices: incessant womanizing, reckless spending habits, massive debts to the IRS, and drug abuse. Filled with over one hundred photographs, including twenty-two in color, Joe Louis is the most comprehensive portrait yet written of one of the greatest African-American heroes who used his fists figuratively—and literally—to fight racism.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Richard Bak, a native of Detroit, is the author of eight books, including the critically acclaimed Lou Gehrig: An American Genius and Ty Cobb: His Tumultuous Life and Times.

Review:

This biography of heavyweight boxing champ Louis provides not just an account of Louis' career, but an accompanying survey of what makes a 'hero' in American black community eyes. Louis helped force the integration of America, opening the door for other black athletes: this explores his impact on black interests as a whole. -- Midwest Book Review

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Bak, Richard
ISBN 10: 030680879X ISBN 13: 9780306808791
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Nº de ref. de la librería 1727373

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,75
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,46
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Richard Bak
Editorial: The Perseus Books Group (1998)
ISBN 10: 030680879X ISBN 13: 9780306808791
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Perseus Books Group, 1998. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IQ-9780306808791

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,25
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,46
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Richard Bak
ISBN 10: 030680879X ISBN 13: 9780306808791
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería 030680879XBNA

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,54
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,46
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Bak, Richard
Editorial: Da Capo Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 030680879X ISBN 13: 9780306808791
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 13
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Da Capo Press, 2017. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería 030680879X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,97
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,59
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Richard Bak
Editorial: The Perseus Books Group, United States (1998)
ISBN 10: 030680879X ISBN 13: 9780306808791
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Perseus Books Group, United States, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.When Joe Louis (1914-1981) knocked out the German boxer Max Schmeling in 1938 in two minutes and four seconds, the entire nation,black and white,celebrated the fight of the century as a victory of the United States against the ominous tide of Nazism. Never had an African-American received such universal praise across racial lines. Heavyweight champion for a record twelve years from 1937 to 1949, Louis opened the doors for such future black athletes as Jackie Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Muhammad Ali. Joe Louis depicts the prizefighter s life, and the times in which he lived, from his childhood in a sharecropper s cabin in Alabama and his formative years in Detroit, to his legendary career, his service in the Army, his stint as a professional wrestler after retiring from boxing in 1951, and his professional demise as an official greeter for a Las Vegas casino. Along the way, Richard Bak compassionately, yet evenhandedly, details Louis s private vices: incessant womanizing, reckless spending habits, massive debts to the IRS, and drug abuse.Filled with over one hundred photographs, including twenty-two in colour, Joe Louis is the most comprehensive portrait yet written of one of the greatest African-American heroes who used his fists figuratively,and literally,to fight racism. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9780306808791

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,08
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Richard Bak
Editorial: The Perseus Books Group, United States (1998)
ISBN 10: 030680879X ISBN 13: 9780306808791
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Perseus Books Group, United States, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. When Joe Louis (1914-1981) knocked out the German boxer Max Schmeling in 1938 in two minutes and four seconds, the entire nation,black and white,celebrated the fight of the century as a victory of the United States against the ominous tide of Nazism. Never had an African-American received such universal praise across racial lines. Heavyweight champion for a record twelve years from 1937 to 1949, Louis opened the doors for such future black athletes as Jackie Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Muhammad Ali. Joe Louis depicts the prizefighter s life, and the times in which he lived, from his childhood in a sharecropper s cabin in Alabama and his formative years in Detroit, to his legendary career, his service in the Army, his stint as a professional wrestler after retiring from boxing in 1951, and his professional demise as an official greeter for a Las Vegas casino. Along the way, Richard Bak compassionately, yet evenhandedly, details Louis s private vices: incessant womanizing, reckless spending habits, massive debts to the IRS, and drug abuse.Filled with over one hundred photographs, including twenty-two in colour, Joe Louis is the most comprehensive portrait yet written of one of the greatest African-American heroes who used his fists figuratively,and literally,to fight racism. Nº de ref. de la librería APC9780306808791

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,13
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Bak, Richard
Editorial: Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 030680879X ISBN 13: 9780306808791
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 3
Librería
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Da Capo Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 030680879X BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1.08. Nº de ref. de la librería OTF-S-9780306808791

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,00
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,46
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Richard Bak
Editorial: Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 030680879X ISBN 13: 9780306808791
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 20
Librería
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Da Capo Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 328 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.When Joe Louis (19141981) knocked out the German boxer Max Schmeling in 1938 in two minutes and four seconds, the entire nationblack and whitecelebrated the fight of the century as a victory of the United States against the ominous tide of Nazism. Never had an African-American received such universal praise across racial lines. Heavyweight champion for a record twelve years from 1937 to 1949, Louis opened the doors for such future black athletes as Jackie Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Muhammad Ali. Joe Louis depicts the prizefighters life, and the times in which he lived, from his childhood in a sharecroppers cabin in Alabama and his formative years in Detroit, to his legendary career, his service in the Army, his stint as a professional wrestler after retiring from boxing in 1951, and his professional demise as an official greeter for a Las Vegas casino. Along the way, Richard Bak compassionately, yet evenhandedly, details Louiss private vices: incessant womanizing, reckless spending habits, massive debts to the IRS, and drug abuse. Filled with over one hundred photographs, including twenty-two in color, Joe Louis is the most comprehensive portrait yet written of one of the greatest African-American heroes who used his fists figurativelyand literallyto fight racism. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780306808791

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Bak, Richard
Editorial: Da Capo Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 030680879X ISBN 13: 9780306808791
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Da Capo Press, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería INGM9780306808791

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,06
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,46
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Richard Bak
ISBN 10: 030680879X ISBN 13: 9780306808791
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97803068087911.0

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,46
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda