[EPUB] ✓ Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink | By ☆ David Margolick #2020


  • Title: Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink
  • Author: David Margolick
  • ISBN: 9780375726194
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback

  • Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink By David Margolick Nothing in the annals of sports has aroused passion than the heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling bouts that symbolized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war Acclaimed journalist David Margolick takes us into the careers of both men a black American and a Nazi German hero and depicts theNothing in the annals of sports has aroused passion than the heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling bouts that symbolized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war Acclaimed journalist David Margolick takes us into the careers of both men a black American and a Nazi German hero and depicts the extraordinary buildup to their legendary 1938 rematch Vividly capturing the outpouring of emotion that the two fighters brought forth, Margolick brilliantly illuminates the cultural and social divisions that they came to represent.
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    Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink By David Margolick

    Commentaires:

    Andrew Backs
    If you are a fan of the sport, the times, or Joe Louis then I d highly recommend this book I ve always found boxing fascinating especially during its heyday in the United States I have always been intrigued by the public view of the sport and how it can champion or villianize it s competitors The one downfall of this book is that the research is so indepth that it can become burdensome to read.Again not for the average reader but if you take a special interest in the sport, I d recommend picking [...]

    Jeff Mazurek
    Too thoroughly researched to be read briskly, which may put off people who just want to read about the fighters, the personalities, and so on.Margolick, however, must be praised for so completely giving this reader a sense of how fantastically popular the sport of boxing once was He describes not only how dramatic the confrontations between these two fighters were, but underscores the nationalistic importance both fighters reluctantly accrued, and explores the racial politics surrounding both.

    Gabriel Olmeda
    This book took me awhile to read but it was great The writing was so entertaining especially when describing the actual fights I could see each punch Joe Louis or Max Schmelling threw It made a little sad that boxing no longer has its allure as in this golden era Also I knew nothing about this fight and now I come out thinking it was a historical event that spiraled into the same obscurity as boxing itself An excellent read but sometimes there was too much description of the reviews from the fig [...]

    Carrie
    Why would I like a book about boxing Because this one is about history and politics and racism and money and oh yeah, sometimes they box.

    Conroy Dylan
    Fantastic book The books starts years before the Louis Schmeling fight and leads up to it in a way so that once you reach the fight you understand exactly what this fight meant The author quotes people such as Langston Hueghs and Maya Angelo who talk about what louis meant to them as people growing up black in 1940s America It gives background on louis with just the right frame of reference so you get a good sense of louis with out the author spending too much time on it The same goes for schmel [...]

    Steven Kent
    The world waited to watch the second Louis Schmeling fight possibly than any boxing match since.Louis was a black man in a nation that only tolerated black men, but he was on a meteoric rise to the most respected spot in sports.Schmeling had a Jewish manager, which did not sit well with Hitler, but Hitler knew an idol when he saw one Stylish, intelligent, but with his boxing career peaking, Schmeling was the ideal role model of the German man.And both men lived at a time when the Heavyweight di [...]

    Clay Kallam
    Beyond Glory is a nice, long Harper s Magazine feature on the second fight between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling expanded into 351 pages of padding Details such as the amount of money the city of Liver CA bet on Max Baer, or quotes from the magazine of Germany s SS, are simply pointless, though David Margolick seems to feel that endless accretion of detail enhances rather than buries a narrative.Though the racial Nazi element in the fight was real, Margolick pounds it into the reader with the rele [...]

    Joe Rodeck
    There s a great 200 page book inside these 351 long pages.Way TMI More time spent on the ugly process of the who, what, when, where, why, and how we will plan the next fight Mind boggling anti Nazism, anti Semitism, and racism And then less than 80 words about the Louis Braddock championship fight Lists of reporters present at the fights that only a 100 year old might recognize not interesting research reportage.On the bright side, there is frank and shocking descriptions of ring punishment wond [...]

    John DiConsiglio
    Flat footed reportage of the 38 Louis Schmeling fight Some sharp jabs at the story s vital contradiction Louis, the son of an Alabama sharecropper, hailed as a hero in pre civil rights America the political naif Schmeling thrust into the ill fitting role of Nazi superman It s the biography of an event than the men at its center Margolick s gloves only come off in the ring scenes An overreliance on newspaper accounts slows the pace Is it too much to ask for just one paragraph without a quote fro [...]

    JmeDoom
    I hugely detailed, insightful work culled from thousands of press reports from the era right before WWII, during and after The entire attitude towards race at that time is cataloged carefully from the pages of Nazi, Northern, Southern, Communist, and black Newspapers The details of each fight are riveting and beautiful Certainly this is a wonderful work of history, and a good example of how journalism today may be fair and unemotional and impartial, but it is also boring, less beautiful, and l [...]

    J.C.
    I hate giving up on books when I have gotten past the half way point but in this particular instance, I am not feeling to guilty about quitting Far to many sources sited, far to many b stories that took away from the narrative, far to many places where the story gets lost or things are repeated Why does every newspaper man and magazine feature writer need to site every source they discover when researching a book I get it, you fact checked, now get on with the story.

    Jack
    Too many contemporary newspaper quotes and generally too little analysis hamper this book from being a very important contribution to the history of the period of the Louis Schmeling fights This era, the 1930s, was fraught with racism on both sides of the Atlantic, and frequent manipulations in the sport of boxing to determine who would hold the heavyweight title.

    Roy
    Excellent read , nice pictures , appeal to any vintage boxing fan

    Chuck Horton
    This is a fantastic read about two of the all time greats of the sport I recommend this to anyone.

    Ethan
    A little too much about the fight and not enough about the world, but very thorough explanation of the events leading up to June 22, 1938 The first fight is a little brushed over.

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