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Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero

Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 11:54:02 | 2015 | ISBN-10: 1504615719 | 327 MB
Genre: Biography

John L. Sullivan was the first modern heavyweight boxing champion of the world and the first athlete to earn more than a million dollars. His womanizing and drunken escapades were godsends to a burgeoning newspaper industry, and he embodied the American dream for latenineteenth-century immigrants as he rose from Boston's Irish working class to become the most recognizable man in the nation. In the process, the aBoston Strong Boya transformed boxing from outlawed bare-knuckle fighting into the gloved spectacle we know today. Strong Boy tells the story of America's first sports superstar, a self-made man who personified the power and excesses of the Gilded Age

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