Beyond Glory: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink

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Bloomsbury, 2006 - Boxing - 423 pages
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When they first met in the ring in 1936, Joe Louis was riding the crest of a wave and the German champion Max Schmeling was staging a desperately needed comeback. This text tells the extraordinary story of a boxing rivalry that came to symbolise a world on the brink of war.

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In 1936 and again in 1938, American heavyweight Joe Louis fought Germany's Max Schmeling in monumental bouts in New York's Yankee Stadium--the second time for the championship title. Schmeling won the ... Read full review

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