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Cinderella Man

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A riveting tale of perseverance in the face of hardship, Cinderella Man is the chronicle of the boxer James J. Braddock, whose exceptional story of achievement against all odds was the subject of a major motion picture. Braddock, dubbed the Cinderella Man, staged the greatest comeback in fighting history, rising in the span of twelve months from the relief rolls to a face-off against the heavyweight champion, Max Baer.

Against the gritty backdrop of Depression-era New York, ...

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Cinderella Man: James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History

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Overview

A riveting tale of perseverance in the face of hardship, Cinderella Man is the chronicle of the boxer James J. Braddock, whose exceptional story of achievement against all odds was the subject of a major motion picture. Braddock, dubbed the Cinderella Man, staged the greatest comeback in fighting history, rising in the span of twelve months from the relief rolls to a face-off against the heavyweight champion, Max Baer.

Against the gritty backdrop of Depression-era New York, Schaap paints a vivid picture of the fight world in its golden age, evoking a time when boxing resonated with a country trying desperately to get back on its feet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618711901
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 302,857
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Schaap is the author of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Man . An ESPN anchor and national correspondent, his work has been published in Sports Illustrated , ESPN the Magazine , Time , Parade , TV Guide , and the New York Times . He has also appeared on ABC's World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News. He is the son of the award-winning journalist Dick Schaap.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    It's OK

    Disappointing because the book is nearly as much a book about Max Baer as James Branagan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    I love the movie

    This is a heartwarming story about mn ho

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