John L. Sullivan and His America

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University of Illinois Press, Jul 1, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
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Aims to make the reader feel the lure of the boxing ring.
 

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Being a life-and-times book about the famed gaslight-era boixer, who transitioned the sport into something like its modern form and structure. Although the book is a fully functional biography, the ... Read full review

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A study of John L. as the nation's first great boxing hero. Sullivan, who rose from the immigrant underclass to be a friend of Theodore Roosevelt and other leaders, is shown to have been admired for ... Read full review

Contents

Heritage
17
Sullivans Boston The Urban World and the Cult of Masculinity
39
The Manly Art and the BareKnuckle Breed
60
The Making of a Fighting Man 18001882
82
CHAMPION
115
Manufacturing The Great John L 18001883
117
The Grand Tour 18831884
144
Life at the Apex Time of Troubles 18841887
171
John L and the Dude 1892
300
EXCHAMPION
325
Downhill The Anatomy of a Hasbeen 18921905
327
Rebirth I Have Seen It All 19O51918
354
An American Legend
375
The Prizefight Record of John L Sullivan
385
Estimates of the Career Earnings of John L Sullivan
387
Acknowledgments
391

The Unfinished Hero John L and the Gilded Age
205
The Champion Abroad 18871888
237
Farewell to Bare Knuckles Jake Kilrain on the Mississippi Plain 18881889
257
The Thespian 18891892
281
Notes
393
Bibliographic Essay
443
Index
453
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