A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s / Edition 1

A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s / Edition 1

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by Roger Kahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0156014149

ISBN-13: 9780156014144

Pub. Date: 09/14/2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


From 1919 to 1927, Jack Dempsey was the heavyweight champion of the world. With his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, he was a fighter perfectly suited to the Roaring '20s. In A Flame of Pure Fire, award-winning and renowned sports writer Roger Kahn, a personal friend of Dempsey's, tells the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing

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From 1919 to 1927, Jack Dempsey was the heavyweight champion of the world. With his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, he was a fighter perfectly suited to the Roaring '20s. In A Flame of Pure Fire, award-winning and renowned sports writer Roger Kahn, a personal friend of Dempsey's, tells the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance. With passion and precision, Kahn not only chronicles the thrilling, brutal bouts of the "Manassa Mauler" but also illustrates how the wild and raucous 1920s shaped Dempsey, and how the champ, in turn, left an indelible mark on sports and American history. An accomplished and insightful observation on how sports can measure a society's evolution, Roger Kahn finds the heart of America in the story of the most famous athlete of his time, the man John Lardner once called "a flame of pure fire, at last a hero."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156014144
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/14/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue xi
Book One THE THORNS OF GLORY
When All the Seas Ran Dry
3(26)
The Rocky Road to Toledo, Ohio
29(20)
A Strange and Violent Heat Wave
49(20)
The Left Hook from Olympus
69(31)
The Champion and the Whore
100(71)
Book Two LOSER AND STILL CHAMPION
Pilgrimage
171(27)
Preliminaries
198(25)
The Battle of the Century
223(47)
Strange Interlude
270(50)
The Champ's Best Fight
320(31)
Disorder and Sorrow
351(51)
Loser and Still Champion
402(25)
Epilogue 427(18)
Acknowledgments 445(6)
Bibliography 451(6)
Index 457

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