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Florio, John

Summary: "...recount[s] the politically and racially charged rivalry between African-American boxing champion Joe Louis and white German boxer Max Schmeling, which grew between their 1936 and 1938 matches. Tracing both men's careers from inception until they hung up their gloves, the authors illuminate how emblematic each was to his country while exploring the social issues of the day."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.83 FLO

Hoffer, Richard.

Summary: "Bouts of Mania describes the glorious era when Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman fought each other in every possible combination, on nearly every possible continent. In their most memorable bouts from 1971 to 1975, the three men created athletic set pieces that continue to resonate: the Fight of the Century, Down Goes Frazier!, the Rumble in the Jungle, and the Thrilla in Manila....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.83 HOF

Barber, Terry

Summary: Describes the life of Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, former heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grass Roots Press 2007

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1 available in EZ, Call number: EZ 921 ALI, MUHAMMAD BAR

Summary: The powerful documentary examines the life of Muhammad Ali beyond the boxing ring to offer a personal perspective on the American sporting legend. Investigating Ali's spiritual transformation includes his conversion to Islam, resistance to the Vietnam War draft, and humanitarian work. The documentary connects Ali's transcendent life story to America' struggles with race, religion, and war in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF TRI

Kindred, Dave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.83 KIN

Eig, Jonathan

Summary: "The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle. He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists said...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALI, MOHAMMED EIG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B ALI EIG

Gregory, Josh

Summary: Over the course of his amazing life, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali made a huge impact both inside and outside the ring. Readers will learn how Ali first started boxing and what made him such a powerful fighter. They will also find out about efforts to battle racism, his impact on the civil rights movement, his philanthropic endeavors, and much more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ALI

Buckley, James

Summary: Presents the life of the legendary boxer who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ALI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET ALI

Halloran, Bob.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WARD, MICKY HAL

Smith, Andrew R. M.

Contents: Prologue : crossroads -- Fruits of the fifth ward -- Corpsman's call -- God bless the puncher -- Eatin' money -- Sculpting George Foreman -- Better must come -- I ain't no dog -- Superman's evil twin -- Man without a country -- To the mountains of the moon -- I don't run because I don't have to -- You got to have a boss -- A gangster's game -- Jesus rode on a jackass -- Man of La Mancha --...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Kram, Mark

Summary: History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages. A trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country. Joe Frazier was a much more complex figure than just his rivalry with Ali would suggest. In this riveting and nuanced portrayal, acclaimed sportswriter Mark Kram, Jr. unlinks...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRAZIER, JOE KRA

Summary: A look at the life of Russian immigrant Dmitriy Salita, and his pursuit of a professional boxing title while maintaining his devotion to Orthodox Judaism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IndiePix 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ORT

Summary: Uncover the story of the 'Real Rocky', Chuck Wepner, the man who went almost the full fifteen rounds with Ali in 1975 to inspire the Oscar-winning movie. A former New Jersey State Heavyweight Champion, Wepner took abuse from Sonny Liston, got his nose broken by Muhammad Ali, and inspired Sylvester Stallone to write 'Rocky', which won three Academy Awards. Wepner was left out of the 'Rocky'...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ESPN Home Entertainment 2012

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Bolden, Tonya.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ALI

Kram, Mark.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.83 KRA

Summary: The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Campion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2005

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV UNF

Tyson, Mike

Summary: "From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times-bestselling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, "That's the heavyweight champion of the world." D'Amato, who had previously managed the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TYSON, MIKE TYS

Kriegel, Mark.

Summary: Presents the story of the 1980s champion fighter, describing how he fulfilled a promise to his war-injured father and rose to the status of a national hero before a fateful match against a doomed Korean challenger ruined his image and ended his career.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MANCINI, RAY KRI

Summary: Inspiring tale about Rocky Graziano's rise from poverty and rage to the middleweight title.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF SOM

Ali, Muhammad

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1975

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALI, MUHAMMAD ALI

Smith, Charles R.

Summary: Provides a comprehensive look at the colorful life of this legendary boxer and his incredible accomplishments in the ring as well as an overview of his political, social, and religious beliefs as both sportsman and activist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ALI

Tyson, Mike

Summary: "A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world--and a legend both in and out of the ring"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TYSON, MIKE TYS

Summary: De Niro stars as champion boxer Jake La Motta, who rose from the streets of the Bronx to the heights of his sport, only to find disillusionment and corruption as well as fame.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 1998

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RAG

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE RAG

Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: Boxing's true Cinderella story: James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash of 1929. With one good hand, he was forced to labor on the docks of Hoboken. Only his manager still believed in him. The diminutive, loquacious Jew and the burly, quiet...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.83 SCH