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Ring of Hate: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling: The Fight of the Century

Ring of Hate: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling: The Fight of the Century

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by Patrick Myler

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Heavyweight championships bouts are inherently intense, exciting events, but the Joe Louis–Max Schmeling fight in June 1938 generated intensity of a higher order. With the world on the brink of war, the battle between the African-American champion and the challenger from Nazi Germany assumed nearly mythic importance. When the mild-mannered Louis stopped by the White House to meet Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the president extorted him, "America needs muscles like yours to beat Germany." In Berlin, Nazi propaganda czar Josef Goebbels bragged that the Aryan Schmeling would crush his racially inferior black opponent. Ring of Hate retells the story of a confrontation of pugilistic superheroes.

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Arcade Publishing
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6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Ring of Hate: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling: The Fight of the Century 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real good read. In depth on the life s of not only louis and max but other boxers as well.