One Punch From The Promised Land

Author: John Florio
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762797681
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One Punch From The Promised Land from the Author: John Florio. It was 1976 when Leon and Michael Spinks first punched their way into America’s living rooms. That year, they became the first brothers to win Olympic gold in the same Games. Shortly thereafter, they became the first brothers to win the heavyweight title: Leon toppled The Greatest, Muhammad Ali; Michael beat the unbeatable Larry Holmes. With a cast of characters that includes Ali, Holmes, Mike Tyson, Gerry Cooney, Dwight Qawi, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and dozens of friends, relatives, and boxing figures, ONE PUNCH FROM THE PROMISED LAND tells the unlikely story of the Spinks brothers. Their rise from the Pruitt-Igoe housing disaster. Their divergent paths of success. And their relationship with America. The book also uncovers stories never before made public: the big paydays, the high living, the backroom deals. It’s not afraid to tackle an issue rarely discussed: Does the heavyweight title deliver on its promise to young men in the inner city? This is the definitive story of Leon and Michael Spinks. And a cross-examination of heavyweight boxing in 20th century America.

The Boxing Kings

Author: Paul Beston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442272902
Size: 52.72 MB
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The Boxing Kings from the Author: Paul Beston. For much of the twentieth century, boxing was one of America’s most popular sports, and the heavyweight champions were figures known to all. Their exploits were reported regularly in the newspapers—often outside the sports pages—and their fame and wealth dwarfed those of other athletes. Long after their heyday, these icons continue to be synonymous with the “sweet science.” In The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring, Paul Beston profiles these larger-than-life men who held a central place in American culture. Among the figures covered are John L. Sullivan, who made the heavyweight championship a commercial property; Jack Johnson, who became the first black man to claim the title; Jack Dempsey, a sporting symbol of the Roaring Twenties; Joe Louis, whose contributions to racial tolerance and social progress transcended even his greatness in the ring; Rocky Marciano, who became an embodiment of the American Dream; Muhammad Ali, who took on the U.S. government and revolutionized professional sports with his showmanship; and Mike Tyson, a hard-punching dynamo who typified the modern celebrity. This gallery of flawed but sympathetic men also includes comics, dandies, bookworms, divas, ex-cons, workingmen, and even a tough-guy-turned-preacher. As the heavyweight title passed from one claimant to another, their stories opened a window into the larger history of the United States. Boxing fans, sports historians, and those interested in U.S. race relations as it intersects with sports will find this book a fascinating exploration into how engrained boxing once was in America’s social and cultural fabric.

One Nation Under Baseball

Author: John Florio
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803286902
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One Nation Under Baseball from the Author: John Florio. "Engaging and lively history of baseball in the 1960s"--

Sugar Pop Moon

Author: John Florio
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616147962
Size: 58.32 MB
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Sugar Pop Moon from the Author: John Florio. Jersey Leo is the quintessential outsider--an albino of mixed race. Known as "Snowball" on the street, he makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell's Kitchen. Being neither black nor white, he has no group to call his own. His own mother abandoned him as a baby. And his father-a former boxing champ with his own secrets-disapproves of Jersey's work at a dive owned by one of New York's most notorious gangsters. So when he inadvertently purchases counterfeit moonshine ("sugar pop moon") with his boss's money-a potentially fatal mistake-he must go undercover to track down the bootlegger who took him in. The clues lead to Philadelphia, where he runs into a cleaver-swinging madman out for his femurs and a cold-blooded gangster holed up on a Christmas-tree farm. Now with a price on his head in two cities, Jersey seeks help from the only man he can trust, his father. As the two delve into the origins of the mysterious sugar pop moon, stunning secrets about Jersey's past come to light. To ensure his future, Jersey must face his past, even if it means that life will never return to normal. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Popular Music And Television In Britain

Author: Ian Inglis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317078160
Size: 17.31 MB
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Popular Music And Television In Britain from the Author: Ian Inglis. Listening to popular music and watching television have become the two most common activities for postwar generations in Britain. From the experiences of programmes like Oh Boy! and Juke Box Jury, to the introduction of 24 hour music video channels, the number and variety of television outputs that consistently make use of popular music, and the importance of the small screen as a principal point of contact between audiences and performers are familiar components of contemporary media operation. Yet there have been few attempts to examine the two activities in tandem, to chart their parallel evolution, to explore the associations that unite them, or to consider the increasingly frequent ways in which the production and consumption of TV and music are linked in theory and in practice. This volume provides an invaluable critical analysis of these, and other, topics in newly-written contributions from some of Britain's leading scholars in the disciplines of television and/or popular music studies. Through a concentration on four main areas in which TV organises and presents popular music - history and heritage; performers and performances; comedy and drama; audiences and territories - the book investigates a diverse range of musical genres and styles, factual and fictional programming, historical and geographical demographics, and the constraints of commerce and technology to provide the first systematic account of the place of popular music on British television.

Cc Leader S Guide Red Book

Author: David C. Cook Publishing Company Staff
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781444941
Size: 41.15 MB
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Cc Leader S Guide Red Book from the Author: David C. Cook Publishing Company Staff.

Founders Of Our Faith Genesis Through Deuteronomy From Creation To The Promised Land What The Bible Is All About Bible Study Series Larg

Author: Henrietta C. Mears
ISBN: 1459625765
Size: 64.80 MB
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Founders Of Our Faith Genesis Through Deuteronomy From Creation To The Promised Land What The Bible Is All About Bible Study Series Larg from the Author: Henrietta C. Mears. This all - new study, based on Dr. Mears' perennial best - seller, invites readers to explore the world of the biblical Patriarchs in Genesis and journey with the ancient Israelites on their liberating exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. Through 12 sessions of study, readers will get to know Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and others, and see God's timeline for Israel's formation and salvation unfold. Plus, Dr. Mears' signature approach to the sweeping biblical narrative is to focus on Christ, so readers will also come to understand how even the earliest events of Scripture point forward to Jesus and His faithfulness to us today. Each session includes questions for discussion or personal consideration, ideal for group or individual study, as well as journaling space for deeper reflection.

Their Promised Land

Author: Marcia Kunstel
Publisher: Crown Publishers
ISBN: 9780517572313
Size: 63.86 MB
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Their Promised Land from the Author: Marcia Kunstel. Profiles two families living near Jerusalem and examines the history of and conflict in this turbulent area

Oxford Dictionary Of Modern Quotations

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199208956
Size: 22.17 MB
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Oxford Dictionary Of Modern Quotations from the Author: Elizabeth Knowles. More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.