Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award-winning of The United States of Appalachia, and In the Sierra Madre. He has worked as a writer, radio correspondent and educator across the United States, Europe, India and Mexico. His award-winning stories have appeared on National Public Radio, Public Radio International and in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Salon, among others. He splits his time between Tucson and Illinois. His website is: www.jeffbiggers.com
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion: The Story of George Foremanby Jeff Biggers
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George Foreman's mother worked hard to support George and his six brothers and sisters but she did not make much money and the family moved from one rat-infested apartment to another, when she could not pay the bills. George grew up on the streets, fighting, robbing and mugging people. He dropped out of school but got a second chance, when he entered Job Corps. George learned the "sweet science" of boxing in Job Corps. After graduating Job Corps, he earned his GED, qualified for the 1968 Olympic boxing team and won the gold medal. He went on to be Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the world, overcoming his difficult childhood to become a famous public figure.
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I liked this book and did a report for school that the teacher liked.
Not realizing that this book was a #2 book of a series written by this author due to it's description, I bought it. It's only fourteen pages long and is only an overview of George Foreman's life from childhood till his last fight. The purpose is inspiration and that is exactly what is the ebooks worth.