War in the Ring: Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, and the Fight between America and Hitler

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War in the Ring: Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, and the Fight between America and Hitler

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August 2019

ISBN: 9781250155740

Joe Louis was born in a sharecropper's shack in Alabama and raised in a Detroit tenement. Max Schmeling grew up in poverty in Hamburg, Germany. For both boys, boxing was a way out and a way up. Little did they know someday they would face each other in a pair of battles that would capture the imagination of the world. In America, Joe was a symbol of hope to blacks yearning to participate in the American dream. In Germany, Max was made to symbolize the superiority of the Aryan race. The two men climbed through the ropes with the weight of their countries on their shoulders --and only one would leave victorious.

Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photos and reproductions.

 
  • ISBN: 9781250155740
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Roaring Brook
    Page Count: 208
    Trim Size: 9" x 6"
    Genre: Nonfic
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