The Resource Floyd Patterson : the fighting life of boxing's invisible champion, W.K. Stratton, (ebook)

Floyd Patterson : the fighting life of boxing's invisible champion, W.K. Stratton, (ebook)

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Floyd Patterson : the fighting life of boxing's invisible champion
Title
Floyd Patterson
Title remainder
the fighting life of boxing's invisible champion
Statement of responsibility
W.K. Stratton
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Language
eng
Summary
"A well-researched and overdue tribute. Like one of Patterson's reliable left hooks, Stratton sharply recounts the life of an important, but often forgotten, two-time world heavyweight champion." - Gary Andrew Poole, author of PacMan: Behind the Scenes with Manny PacquiaoIn 1956, Floyd Patterson became, at age twenty-one, the youngest boxer to claim the title of world heavyweight champion. Later, he was the first ever to lose and regain that honor.Here, the acclaimed author W. K. Stratton chronicles the life of "the Gentle Gladiator" - an athlete overshadowed by Ali's theatrics and Liston's fearsome reputation, and a civil rights activist overlooked in the Who's Who of race politics. From the Gramercy Gym and wildcard manager Cus D'Amato to the final rematch against Ali in 1972, Patterson's career spanned boxing's golden age. He won an Olympic gold medal, had bouts with Moore and Johansson, and was interviewed by James Baldwin, Gay Talese, and Budd Schulberg. A complex, misunderstood figure - he once kissed an opponent at the end of a match - he was known for his peekaboo stance and soft-spoken nature.Floyd Patterson was boxing's invisible champion, but in this deeply researched and beautifully written biography he comes vividly to life and is finally given his due - as one of the most artful boxers of his time and as one of our great sportsmen, a man who shaped the world in and out of the ring
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Midwest
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Stratton, W. K
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Patterson, Floyd
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • African American boxers
  • Electronic books
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adult
Label
Floyd Patterson : the fighting life of boxing's invisible champion, W.K. Stratton, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780547537559
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12015841
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remote
Stock number
12015841
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MWT12015841
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Floyd Patterson : the fighting life of boxing's invisible champion, W.K. Stratton, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547537559
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12015841
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12015841
System control number
MWT12015841
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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