Overview:Fight of the Century: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling - "The definitive book" (The Ring) on one of the greatest sports events of the twentieth century, the heavyweight championship bout between America's "Brown Bomber," Joe Louis, and Germany's Max Schmeling. More than the world heavyweight championship was at stake when Joe Louis fought Max Schmeling on June 22, 1938. In a world on the brink of war, the fight was depicted as a contest between nations, races, and political ideologies, the symbol of a much vaster struggle. Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels boasted that the Aryan Schmeling would crush his "inferior" black opponent. President Roosevelt told Louis, his guest at the White House, that "America needs muscles like yours to beat Germany." For Louis, this was also his chance to avenge the only loss in his brilliant career--by a knockout--to the same Max Schmeling two years earlier. Recreating the drama of their momentous bout, the author traces the lives of both fighters before and after the fight, including Schmeling's efforts in Nazi Germany to protect Jewish friends and the two boxers' surprising friendship in the postwar years. In Fight of the Century Myler tells the story of two decent men, drawn together by boxing and divided by the cruel demands of competing nations.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725641-9781611456455. It was written by the following authors: Patrick Myler. Book Fight of the Century: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, which can be read online, published by the company: Skyhorse Publishing. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2012-03-08 00:00:00. It has 246 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 318 g. File for download Fight of the Century: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling has PDF format and is called fight-of-the-century-joe-louis-vs.-max-schmeling.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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