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A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s | [Roger Kahn]

A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20s

Through most of the Roaring '20s, 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 his time. In A Flame of Pure Fire, renowned sports writer Roger Kahn not only chronicles the thrilling, brutal bouts of the Manassa Mauler, but also illustrates how the tumultuous 1920s shaped Dempsey - and how the champ, in turn, left an indelible mark on sports and American history.
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Through most of the Roaring '20s, 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 his time.

In A Flame of Pure Fire, renowned sports writer Roger Kahn not only chronicles the thrilling, brutal bouts of the Manassa Mauler, but also illustrates how the tumultuous 1920s shaped Dempsey - and how the champ, in turn, left an indelible mark on sports and American history.

©2000 Roger Kahn; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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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)

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  • MR
    Billericay, United Kingdom
    6/16/13
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    "Loved it"

    Downloaded this as i was interested in learning something about the first black heavyweight champion. So you can imagine my initial disappointment...which lasted about ten minutes. Fabulous read/listen. Great social commentary and history of this exciting period & boxer. Couldn't put it down (turn it off anyway). One of those stories you want to start again as soon as it finishes. Give it a go, simply excellent.

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  • darren
    London, United Kingdom
    1/20/13
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    "A Knockout"

    If you're a boxing fan and lover of The Roaring 20's this is one for you.

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