The Resource Fighting men of London : voices from inside the ropes, Alex Daley., (ebook)

Fighting men of London : voices from inside the ropes, Alex Daley., (ebook)

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Fighting men of London : voices from inside the ropes
Title
Fighting men of London
Title remainder
voices from inside the ropes
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Alex Daley.
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eng
Summary
Fighting Men of London explores the lives of seven former professional boxers who fought in the capital between the 1930s and 1960s. Set around a series of interviews, it resurrects a golden age of the sport when boxing was as popular as football and Britain's leading fighters were working-class heroes. Dramatic, poignant, inspiring and at times funny, the book covers such subjects as booth fighting, exploitation in boxing, East End poverty, World War Two London, Jewish culture, fame and success, crime, prison life and encounters with such figures as the Kray twins, the Great Train Robbers and Britain's most infamous inmate, Charles Bronson. Fighting Men of London takes us on a journey through a lost era of smoky fight halls, ramshackle boxing arenas and courageous fighting men. It features the previously untold stories of 1950s boxing star Sammy McCarthy, Bethnal Green knockout specialist Ted Berry (an associate of the Kray twins) and Sid Nathan, who as one of Britain's last surviving 1930s boxers once shared a fight bill with the great Jack Kid Berg. This isn't a single story, but seven stories of seven very different men. The common bond they shared was boxing
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Daley, Alex
Dewey number
796.830922
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Boxers (Sports)
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adult
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Fighting men of London : voices from inside the ropes, Alex Daley., (ebook)
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9781909626805
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11572546
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remote
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11572546
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MWT11572546
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Label
Fighting men of London : voices from inside the ropes, Alex Daley., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781909626805
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11572546
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11572546
System control number
MWT11572546
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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