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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 BoyaВќ 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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