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How great was Joe Louis?

Wilfrid Diamond

How great was Joe Louis?

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Published by Paebar Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Louis, Joe, 1914-,
    • Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV1132.L6 D5
      The Physical Object
      Pagination85 p.
      Number of Pages85
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6107072M
      LC Control Number52001467
      OCLC/WorldCa838386


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How great was Joe Louis? by Wilfrid Diamond Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Joe Louis: The Great Black Hope, by Detroit journalist Richard Bak, is an even-handed study of one of the great American athletes of the Twentieth Century. Louis, who rose from life in an Alabama sharecropper's cabin to a celebrated hero in Detroit, made his mark by knocking out the white German champion Max Schmeling in /5.

InJoe Louis beat James J. Braddock to become the first black heavyweight champion in twenty-two years and an inspiration to African. Joe Louis' How to Box Paperback – September 1, by Joe Louis (Author) out of 5 stars 17 ratings/5(12).

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It is a great adventure. After reading this you will really understand why the "Brown Bomber" was much of America's hero. This book had me rooting for Joe Louis/5(9). Joe is a middle-aged divorcee who makes a living as a seasonal forestry contractor. He runs a gang of casual black labourers and they are usually either poisoning the trees in the summer before a clear-fell, or planting up whips in the winter.

Joe spends his money on /5(). Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Joe Louis: Black Champion in White America (Dover Books on Sports and Popular Recreations). Joseph Louis Barrow ( Ap ), better known as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from to He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.4/5.

Boxing Career. Joe Louis began boxing as a means to escape the poverty that was brought by the Great Depression. Louis enjoyed an amateur record of fifty wins and four losses. He won the Detroit and Chicago Golden Gloves competitions, and in Louis won the U.S amateur boxing had competed at the light heavyweight division at the amateur level, as a.

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Any way one looks at it, Joe Louis is an all-time great in the sport of boxing and a deserving Hall of Fame inductee. But the legacy and importance of Louis exists beyond the realm of statistics. In an era when blacks were shut out of most opportunities for social equality or upward mobility, Louis succeeded in gaining the richest prize in.

Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling refers to two separate fights between the two which are among boxing's most talked about bouts. Schmeling took the first match by a knockout in round 12 but in the second match, Louis won with a knockout in the first round.

Although these champions met to create a pugilistic spectacle remarkable on its own terms, the two fights came to embody the broader political Date: J and J How great was Joe Louis. New York, Paebar Co. [©] (OCoLC) Named Person: Joe Louis; Joe Louis: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors /.

Joe Louis, byname of Joseph Louis Barrow, also called the Brown Bomber, (bornLafayette, Alabama, U.S.—died ApLas Vegas, Nevada), American boxer who was world heavyweight champion from Jwhen he knocked out James J.

Braddock in eight rounds in Chicago, until March 1,when he briefly his reign, the longest in the history of any. Now, a new book about Pittsburgh’s unrecognized influence on black America connects the city with two more giant personalities: Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson.

You don't have to tell people you're a class act when you're wheeled around by Frank Sinatra. Get this from a library. Joe Louis: the great black hope. [Richard Bak] -- Traces the life of the heavyweight boxing champion, and describes what his career meant to the African American community.

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Explores his impact on an entire. The great African American heavyweight Joe Louis ( -- ) dominated the world of professional boxing from to the late s. Louis' life involved far more than his prowess in the ring.

He became an icon and a symbol of hope to the African American community of his day.4/5. Joe Louis was born in Alabama in and became fascinated with boxing when his family moved to Detroit in the mids.

As a boxer, Joe Louis’s championship reign lasted consecutive months. He was famous for his boxing skills in the ring and also for his determination, work ethic, and sportsmanship. African-American boxer Joe Louis, who reigned as world heavyweight champion from untilis regarded as one of his sport's all-time : Great Guitars is an album by blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker.

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By breaking the color barrier that had been imposed on boxing after black heavyweight Jack Johnson outraged white sensibilities, Joe Louis began a process that would eventually open all of big-league. Joseph Louis Barrow ( Ap ), better known as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from to He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time/5.

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Joseph Louis Barrow, better known as Joe Louis, was a native of LaFayette, Alabama who became the world heavyweight boxing champion.

He held the title for 11 years. At a turbulent time in history, just before World War II, he became a popular national hero. Louis faced champion James J.

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That was just the opportunity Louis needed. Two minutes and 58 seconds later, Conn was counted out." - Sports Illustrated, "Joe Louis' Biggest Fights"Followers: K.The Paperback of the Joe Louis' How to Box by Joe Louis at Barnes & Noble. B&N Book Club B&N Classics B&N Collectible Editions B&N Exclusives Books of the Month Boxed Sets Discover Great New Writers Signed There can be no greater authority to write a book on this subject than the "Brown Bomber," who held the World Heavyweight.Joe Louis, My Champion is a heartfelt tribute to the first African American to be regarded as a hero by all Americans.

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