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"One doesn't have to be a fan of boxing to be enthralled by this story of a nice guy who didn't finish last."—The New Yorker
"An intoxicating panoply of legends and heroes, surely one of the most solid and delightful sporting histories of recent times."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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From 1919 to 1927, Jack Dempsey was the heavyweight champion of the world. With his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, he was a fighter perfectly suited to the Roaring '20s. In A Flame of Pure Fire, award-winning and renowned sports writer Roger Kahn, a personal friend of Dempsey's, tells the extraordinary story of a man and a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength and exuberance. With passion and precision, Kahn not only chronicles the thrilling, brutal bouts of the "Manassa Mauler" but also illustrates how the wild and raucous 1920s shaped Dempsey, and how the champ, in turn, left an indelible mark on sports and American history. An accomplished and insightful observation on how sports can measure a society's evolution, Roger Kahn finds the heart of America in the story of the most famous athlete of his time, the man John Lardner once called "a flame of pure fire, at last a hero."
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  • Editeur : Brilliance Corporation; Édition : Unabridged (15 juillet 2009)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 142337780X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423377801
  • Dimensions du produit: 12,7 x 3,5 x 17,8 cm
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Par auugst maffry le 29 juillet 2014
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Excellent snapshot of an era, not just about boxing, a brutal spot the book describes vividly, but the speakeasies, politics and corruption . Kahn deserves reputation as on of the great sportswriters, and Dempsey as an authentic champion..
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This is an interesting insight about the champ's life, although it describes a tad too much the general context and lacks a bit of technicality in the description of the bouts, styles, etc...
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Another Gem From Roger Kahn 2 novembre 2000
Par Bill Emblom - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
I have to admit that I am a special fan of Roger Kahn's writings, especially his books on baseball. I don't claim to be a boxing fan, but, as the author said, more than enough has been written on Babe Ruth and not enough on Jack Dempsey. Kahn gives descriptive accounts on Dempsey's bouts with Jess Willard, Georges Carpentier, Gene Tunney, Luis Firpo, and others. The 1920's has often been called The Golden Age of Sports and the author enlightens the reader with happenings from the political and social world of the '20's as well. The great sports writers of the period such as Haywood Hale Broun, Paul Gallico, Grantland Rice, Ring Lardner, and William O. McGeehan are all here as well. In reviewing the Demspey/Tunney fight in Chicago it is interesting to note that Kahn says, "I am looking at a crooked referee." You do not have to be a boxing fan to enjoy the book. I am not. If, however, you enjoy American history the decade of the Roaring Twenties provided us with a cast of characters that Roger Kahn will bring back to life for you. What are you waiting for? Give yourself a treat.
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A great portrait of the Roaring '20s and its Champ. 2 novembre 1999
Par Kevin Mahon (kemahon@cahners.com) - Publié sur Amazon.com
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If you like sports, boxing, or history, you must read this book. If you're fascinated by the world of celebrities, read this book. Roger Kahn has put together an engaging, fast-moving biography that often reads more like a novel. His portrayal of the many colorful characters populating the boxing scene at the time is incisive and humorous. The boxing scenes are engrossing and, not knowing much about Dempsey's career, I was as enthralled and eager for the outcome as if the matches were happening today. More than the boxing, I learned that Jack Dempsey was even more of a champ outside the ring than inside it. He handled himself with class and dignity, and conducted his affairs with honesty and integrity. He also remained humble and generous throughout his life. Not what you'd expect from the most ferocious boxer in history. At his peak in the ring Dempsey was unmatched; as a celebrity he was second to none, even years after he retired. As a magnet for attention and the ability to fill an arena, Dempsey was easily the equal of modern-day stars such as Michael Jordan--if not superior. Roger Kahn brings it all to life, vividly, and for me this is an unforgettable book about an unforgettable man. Here's to the Champ!
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"A gentleman and a gentle man." 18 octobre 1999
Par T. E. Vaughn - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
For almost anyone the name Jack Dempsey is synonymous with "Champ." Born in 1895, William Harrison Dempsey came to fame in the turbulent, jingoistic, bigoted aptly named "roaring '20's." His is an authentic rags to riches saga of a young man who at 11 years of age decided he would be the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He devoted himself full time to his chosen profession, assuming the name "Jack" from a past boxing champion that died young. Immensely strong, he worked hard at anything he did. He knew poverty, saying, "I was often a hobo, but never a bum." He literally battled his way to the top, knowing personal grief along the way, being cheated by unscrupulous managers, loving many women, marrying disasterously twice, becoming the most famous man in the world, and losing the championship in what was probably a rigged fight by the time he was 32. He maintained his dignity throughout and was as his epitaph stated, "a gentleman and a gentle man." Roger Kahn does a wonderful job of capturing Dempsey and his times. The book is not so much a biography as a history of an era, full of fascinating information. The actual fights Dempsey had play only a small part of the book, but are well presented. Kahn actually knew the champ and his respect for the man and his life show through in this very readable and worthwhile book. It deserves a wide audience. Jack Dempsey lost his championship to Gene Tunney in 1927, but he lost it with guts. His personal credo was always to fight hard, never alibi, and never whine. Not bad rules for today.
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Mesmerizing! 14 décembre 1999
Par Ed Galloway - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Roger Kahn has done it again! In this mesmerizing biography of Jack Dempsey, Kahn has brought back to vivid life a time in America's history that my parents and grandparents used to talk of with such fondness. I was hooked from beginning to end. This book is a must-read for not only people interested in the life of Jack Dempsey, but for anyone who longs to experience another time and place as can only be conjured up by a magical author. Surely as spellbinding as anything Kahn has written and easily the most enjoyable read I've had in a long time.  
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Insightful, informative, exciting, could not put it down 8 novembre 1999
Par PAUL J ROARKE - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Great book all around. I am a hardcore boxing fan who tought he knew everything about Jack Dempsey. NOT! I learned alot about the man, his life and the times he lived in. I now rate him much higher on my list of all time greats after this book. An all American hero in all respects. What a Life! I loved every page, lots of great stories from his early life and career. A lost era. Real life adventure at its best. Jack Dempsey did alot for boxing and boxers. The level of money boxers get today is a direct result of Jack Dempsey. The first true sports hero! Well written, you feel your there at ringside. Boxing in the days before Pay for View, Don King and the prince. Hardcore boxing fought by the men who loved and lived the sport.
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