Rocky Marciano: The Rock of His Times

Rocky Marciano: The Rock of His Times

by Russell Sullivan
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ISBN-13: 9780252072628
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 01/27/2005
Series: Sport and Society Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 471,203
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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Rocky Marciano: The Rock of His Times 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
hjluck More than 1 year ago
Very informative. Unlike the first books that were more fun to read, this book dives more into the truth- rather than staying with the 50's style writing as not to tarnish an athlete's private life. A must read for any rocky Marciano fans. Paperback is large enough to read. Hard cover not required in my opinion. HJ Luck
GeneP More than 1 year ago
This is a book for everyone, not just boxing fans. It takes you back to the simpler time of the 1950s not only of boxing in that period but life in general. Anyone who grew up in the 50s or recalls it with found memories will truely enjoy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book about Rocky Marciano and American history during the late 1940's to the mid 1950's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased the book because of my love for boxing and, truth be told, my experience in watching and rewatching the infamous Rocky movies. I thought I had a fairly good take on the true Rocky Marciano but was longing for more information and real life stories. I was a bit disappointed in what I consider to be a good judgment of professionalism, the editing. Perhaps because I'm a professional reviewer, editor and ghost writer my expectations are a bit biased. That being said I want to state that this is not a paid review.I was disappointed in what I would say were minimal grammatical errors and what appeared to be typos in the book. However it didn't truly take away from the content and interesting, , well researched material. I thought that was going to be disappointed by the sometimes intricate details but in the end it was rare to find that they didn't serve an excellent purpose; ending with another great story or detail about a true American sports hero. If you've seen the movies you'll find yourself both pleasantly and sometimes not so pleasantly surprised at the actual facts. If you're a sports fan, a boxing fan, or simply intrigued because of the numerous romanticized movies I think you'll enjoy the truth behind the man who will always be"The Undefeated Heavyweight Champion of the World."