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Title:
Tunney : boxing's brainiest champ and his upset of the great Jack Dempsey
Author:
Cavanaugh, Jack, 1952-
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Publication Information:
New York : Ballantine, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
xviii, 471 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
Recounts the life and boxing career of Gene Tunney, an articulate and determined athlete who became the world heavyweight champion after unexpectedly beating the legendary Jack Dempsey.
Language:
English
Contents:
The longshoreman's son -- Kid blackie -- The reluctant warrior -- A chance meeting -- Dempsey: slacker or American hero? -- The great Bennah and Barney Lebrowitz -- Tunney begins to get noticed - for a price -- The Pittsburgh windmill -- A hornet's nest -- The Faro dealer from the klondike -- Tunney-Greb II and sadness for both -- The sack of Shelby -- The wild bull of the pampas -- A dream fight (for women fans) -- Tex Rickards's worst possible nightmare -- Dempsey decides to come back -- Gene who? you must be kidding -- Rich men, poor men, beggar men, and thieves -- The Manassa mauler and the manly marine -- "Honey, I forgot to duck" -- The prizefighter and the heiress -- The long count -- Greenwich Village to Greenwich, Connecticut.
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ISBN:
9780812967838
Format :
Book