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Beyond Glory: Max Schmeling vs. Joe Louis and a World on the Brink by David Margolick

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Beyond Glory: Max Schmeling vs. Joe Louis and a World on the Brink by David Margolick

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In 1938, a boxing match was to be fought between Max Schmeling and Joe Louis. After his win in 1936 against Louis, Schmeling had become the toast of Nazi Germany. Joe Louis, the black boxer, had in his corner in the black community of the US. This work tells this classic story, which captures the two fighters and the passions they aroused.

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In 1938, a match was to be fought between two rival boxers - Max Schmeling and Joe Louis. After his win in 1936 against Louis, Schmeling had become the toast of Nazi Germany and now in his corner were Hitler and Goebbels, along with millions of Germans for whom Schmeling symbolised not just national pride but Aryan supremacy. Joe Louis, the ferocious young black boxer, had in his corner almost the entire black community of the US, not to mention many in the Caribbean and Africa, the young Nelson Mandela among them. Alongside, the blacks were Jews everywhere, including those trapped in Hitler's Europe. And, to a degree unprecedented in 1930s America, there was a huge population of the white community who hoped that a black man would knock out a white man. "Beyond Glory" tells this classic story, which pulses with energy and captures the two fighters and the passions they aroused in a world that was about to change for ever.

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SKU GOR004282185
Title Beyond Glory: Max Schmeling vs. Joe Louis and a World on the Brink
Author By (author) David Margolick
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2006
Page Number 432
ISBN 0747561850
ISBN13 9780747561859
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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