Overview:The Longest Fight: In the Ring with Joe Gans, Boxing's First African American Champion - Joe Gans was the welterweight champion of the world - smart, trim, handsome, with a revered right hook. He was the first black man in Baltimore to own a car, and the saloon he owned was the first place in the city where blacks and whites mingled socially. And yet Gans - as interesting a sports hero as America has produced - is largely unknown today. "The Longest Fight" will change that. The book centres on an epic boxing match held in September 1906 in Goldfield, Nevada: Gans versus the racist fighter Oscar "Battling" Nelson, who was known to bite opponents. The promoter, the young Tex Rickard, played up the fight as a race war. A new rail line brought tens of thousands of spectators from San Francisco. Dozens of reporters came to file blow-by-blow accounts to their home cities. And a pair of entrepreneurs filmed the fight to show in theatres, closed-circuit style. William Gildea uses Gans' achievements to give us a deeply affecting account of what it was like to be an African-American sports champion in the early twentieth century. And through it all Gans was a man of wit, style, and courage - an unforgettable precursor to Satchel Paige, Jim Thorpe, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson.
This book is on page /925b2124b7e8cd7259fc8aad444a5e62/book/1603725654-9780374280970. It was written by the following authors: William Gildea. Book The Longest Fight: In the Ring with Joe Gans, Boxing's First African American Champion, which can be read online, published by the company: Straus & Giroux Inc, Farrar. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: True Stories, Sports Books, Biography. The book was published on 2012-06-19 00:00:00. It has 224 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 386 g. File for download The Longest Fight: In the Ring with Joe Gans, Boxing's First African American Champion has PDF format and is called the-longest-fight-in-the-ring-with-joe-gans-boxings-first-african-american-champion.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our st8.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
How to download book The Longest Fight: In the Ring with Joe Gans, Boxing's First African American Champion?
1. Select the button you need.
2. Go to the file view page.
3. The link to the file will be available if you are logged into your account.
4. If you don't have an account, click Subscribe.
5. Enjoy your favorite book.