9 PHOTOS OF A LIBRARY YOU HELPED BUILD
Check out these great photos of the ribbon cutting ceremony at Sandvoort […]
W. K. Stratton
Hello, I'm an eBook!
ATTENTION: This item is an eBook. It can be read on iOS, Android, MAC and PC's with a supported eReader. It is not a physical book. eBooks are available via download immediately after you've checked out.
Shipped from other seller
Converts one physical book into a digital version.
eDelivery converts your used book order into a digital version readable on most devices.
Ships directly from Better World Books
A two-time World Heavyweight Champion known as the Gentleman of Boxing, Floyd Patterson was the youngest man to win the title--at 21 years of age in 1956--and then the first boxer ever to regain it after suffering its loss. In his prime, during what many have called The Golden Age of Boxing, he was a favorite subject of writers like Gay Talese, Norman Mailer, Pete Hamill, and Budd Schulberg. In one breath, Muhammad Ali called him the most skilled fighter he ever faced, and in another, christened him an "Uncle Tom" for his stance on black radicals.
In this first trade biography about Patterson, critically acclaimed author W. K. Stratton chronicles the life of one of American boxing's forgotten legends-- an athlete usually overshadowed by Ali's theatrics and Liston's fearsome reputation and a civil rights activist overlooked in the who's who of race politics. From humble beginnings in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy, to a reform school upstate often visited by Eleanor Roosevelt, to a scrappy gym in Gramercy Park, Patterson went on to win an Olympic gold medal at seventeen and begin a professional career soon after. Known initially for his unique "peek-a-boo" stance and his wildcard manager, Cus D'Amato, Patterson went on to fight Archie Moore (whom he defeated for the title), Rocky Marciano, Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson, Sonny Liston, Muhammad Ali, Ingemar Johansson (the man to whom he lost and from whom he regained the championship), and many others.
Our best deal on used books 3 for $10 and just $3 each additional book. Shop and Save
Gift Certificate = Happy Friend + Books donated to families in need Make Someone Happy »
We match every book you purchase with a book donation. Learn more »
Sign up now to get news, sales and special promotions!
© Better World Books (BetterWorldBooks.com)