Stars in the Ring Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing

Stars in the Ring  Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing

Stars in the Ring,by renowned boxing historian Mike Silver, presents this vibrant social history in the first illustrated encyclopedic compendium of its kind.

Author: Mike Silver

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781630761400

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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In the period from 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and more than 160 Jewish boxers ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring,by renowned boxing historian Mike Silver, presents this vibrant social history in the first illustrated encyclopedic compendium of its kind.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Magnificent Max Baer

The Magnificent Max Baer

The Life of the Heavyweight Champion and Film Star Colleen Aycock, David W. Wallace ... by Jeffrey sussman, who identified Max as a Jewish boxer; and Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing, by Mike silver, ...

Author: Colleen Aycock

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Boxing might not have survived the 1930s if not for Max Baer. A contender for every heavyweight championship 1932-1941, California's "Glamour Boy" brought back the "million-dollar gate" not seen since the 1920s. His radio voice sold millions of Gillette razor blades; his leading-man appeal made him a heartthrob in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933). The film was banned in Nazi Germany--Baer had worn a Star of David on his trunks when he TKOed German former champ Max Schmeling. Baer defeated 275-pound Primo Carnera in 1934 for the championship, losing it to Jim Braddock the next year. Contrary to Cinderella Man, (2005), Baer--favored 10 to 1--was not a villain and the fight was more controversial than the film suggested. His battle with Joe Louis three months later drew the highest gate of the decade. This first comprehensive biography covers Baer's complete ring record, his early life, his career on radio, film, stage and television, and his World War II army service.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Best Served Cold

Best Served Cold

... fighters of boxing's Golden Age (from the 1890s to the 1950s) that Silver covers in his latest book, the splendidly written, informative, and extensively researched Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing.

Author: Roger Zotti

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524587703

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 204

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Roger Zottis latest collection of essays, Best Served Cold, is mostly a true book with some stretchers, as Mark Twains Huck Finn says about Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In part one, Zotti focuses on sports, while in part two hes concerned with books and movies. Agree or disagree with his views, its certain that Best Served Cold is an entertaining and informative mix of concise and inventive writings.
Categories: Literary Collections

War in the Ring

War in the Ring

Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2016. Tygiel, Jules. Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Author: John Florio

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781250155757

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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America’s black boxing champion. Hitler’s favorite athlete. And a world at war. Joe Louis was born on an Alabama cotton patch and raised in a Detroit ghetto. 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 a nation of 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. The battles waged between Joe and Max still resonate today. War in the Ring is the story of these two outsized heroes, their lives, their careers, and the global conflict swirling around them.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

New York Sports

New York Sports

Mike Silver is a boxing historian. He is the author of The Arc of Boxing: The Rise and Decline of the Sweet Science (2008) and Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing: A Photographic History (2016).

Author: Stephen Norwood

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781682260593

Category: History

Page: 434

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New York has long been both America’s leading cultural center and its sports capital, with far more championship teams, intracity World Series, and major prizefights than any other city. Pro football’s “Greatest Game Ever Played” took place in New York, along with what was arguably history’s most significant boxing match, the 1938 title bout between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling. As the nation’s most crowded city, basketball proved to be an ideal sport, and for many years it was the site of the country’s most prestigious college basketball tournament. New York boasts storied stadiums, arenas, and gymnasiums and is the home of one of the world’s two leading marathons as well as the Belmont Stakes, the third event in horse racing’s Triple Crown. New York sportswriters also wield national influence and have done much to connect sports to larger social and cultural issues, and the vitality and distinctiveness of New York’s street games, its ethnic institutions, and its sports-centered restaurants and drinking establishments all contribute to the city’s uniqueness. New York Sports collects the work of fourteen leading sport historians, providing new insight into the social and cultural history of America’s major metropolis and of the United States. These writers address the topics of changing conceptions of manhood and violence, leisure and social class, urban night life and entertainment, women and athletics, ethnicity and assimilation, and more.
Categories: History

American Jewish Year Book 2016

American Jewish Year Book 2016

Stars in the ring: Jewish champions in the golden age of boxing: A photographic history. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Soomekh, Saba. 2016. Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America: The Jewish role in American life.

Author: Arnold Dashefsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319461229

Category: Social Science

Page: 824

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The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 116th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. Part I presents a forum on the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews.” Part II begins with Chapter 13, "The Jewish Family." Chapter 14 examines “American Jews and the International Arena (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which focuses on US–Israel Relations. Chapters 15-17 analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canadian, and world Jewish populations. In Part III, Chapter 18 provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. In the final chapters, Chapter 19 presents national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; Chapter 20 provides academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, articles, websites, and research libraries; and Chapter 21 presents lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries. An invaluable record of Jewish life, the American Jewish Year Book illuminates contemporary issues with insight and breadth. It is a window into a complex and ever-changing world. Deborah Dash Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies, and Director Emerita of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan A century from now and more, the stately volumes of the American Jewish Year Book will stand as the authoritative record of Jewish life since 1900. For anyone interested in tracing the long-term evolution of Jewish social, political, religious, and cultural trends from an objective yet passionately Jewish perspective, there simply is no substitute. Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish Year Book Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)
Categories: Social Science

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents 2017

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers  Editors   Literary Agents 2017

Her most recent projects are Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing by Mike Silver (Lyons Press); Raising Secular Jews: Yiddish Schools and Their Periodicals for American Children by Naomi Prawer Kadar (Brandeis ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608684045

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

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Still the Best Guide for Getting Published If you want to get published, read this book! Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent. Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Night the Referee Hit Back

The Night the Referee Hit Back

Memorable Moments from the World of Boxing Mike Silver. Also by Mike Silver The Arc of Boxing: The Rise and Decline of the Sweet Science Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing PRAISE FOR THE NIGHT THE REFEREE ...

Author: Mike Silver


ISBN: 9781538136911


Page: 240

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This collection of award-winning boxing journalist Mike Silver's best articles from the past 40 years features a colorful mix of hard-hitting exposes and light-hearted stories that include legendary boxers such as Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Oscar De La Hoya, and more. The boxing world has witnessed some spectacular and iconic moments, from the "Thrilla in Manila" to the last encounter between Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta. In The Night the Referee Hit Back: Memorable Moments from the World of Boxing, award-winning boxing journalist Mike Silver looks back at some of boxing's most legendary fights, talks with Hall of Famers Archie Moore, Carlos Ortiz, Emile Griffith and Curtis Cokes, and analyzes the changes that have taken place in boxing since the Golden Age. This collection, drawn from the author's best articles from the past 40 years, are a colorful mix of hard-hitting exposes, interviews, and light-hearted stories featuring boxers such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Joe Frazier, Oscar De La Hoya, and Muhammad Ali. Mike Silver captures the essence, charisma, tragedy, and romance of boxing like no one else. Featuring numerous historical and iconic photographs, The Night the Referee Hit Back is a fascinating and valuable collection for boxing fans and sports historians alike.

The Jewish Boxers Hall of Fame

The Jewish Boxers Hall of Fame

San Francisco soon became known as the “ Cradle of Fistic Stars . ” In an article in Ring Magazine entitled “ California's Golden Age of Boxing , ” the articulate and scholarly Choynski gave a florid description of the city of his youth ...

Author: Ken Blady

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 0933503873

Category: Reference

Page: 325

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Categories: Reference

Blows to the Head

Blows to the Head

When the Jewish boxers stepped into the ring, they were fighting the stereotype of Jews as weaklings and cowards. Champion Benny ... Ross entered the ring. During this Golden Age of Boxing, the amount of boxing activity was remarkable.

Author: Binnie Klein

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438430034

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 752

A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography