The Resource Sweet thunder : the life and times of Sugar Ray Robinson, Wil Haygood, (electronic resource)

Sweet thunder : the life and times of Sugar Ray Robinson, Wil Haygood, (electronic resource)

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Sweet thunder : the life and times of Sugar Ray Robinson
Title
Sweet thunder
Title remainder
the life and times of Sugar Ray Robinson
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Wil Haygood
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Language
eng
Summary
Sugar Ray Robinson was one of the most iconic figures in sports and possibly the greatest boxer of all time. His legendary career spanned nearly 26 years, including his titles as the middleweight and welterweight champion of the world and close to 200 professional bouts. This illuminating biography grounds the spectacular story of Robinson's rise to greatness within the context of the fighter's life and times. Born Walker Smith Jr. in 1921, Robinsons early childhood was marked by the seething racial tensions and explosive race riots that infected the Midwest throughout the1920s and 1930s. After his mother moved their family to Harlem, he came of age in the post-Renaissance years. Recounting his local and national fame, this deeply researched and honest account depicts Robinson as an eccentric and glamorous yet powerful and controversial celebrity, athlete, and cultural symbol. From Robinson's gruesome six-bout war with Jake Raging Bull LaMotta and his lethal meeting with Jimmy Doyle to his Harlem nightclub years and thwarted showbiz dreams, Haygood brings the champions story to life
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Haygood, Wil
Dewey number
796.83092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Robinson, Sugar Ray
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Electronic books
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adult
Label
Sweet thunder : the life and times of Sugar Ray Robinson, Wil Haygood, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781569768648
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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11333816
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MWT11333816
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Sweet thunder : the life and times of Sugar Ray Robinson, Wil Haygood, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781569768648
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11333816
Publisher number
MWT11333816
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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