Sweet Thunder

Sweet Thunder

The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson

eBook - 2011
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"A literary knockout." --Sports Illustrated "Thoroughly marvelous... Haygood gives a fine account of Robinson's career, but where this lyrically written biography--with its jazz-inflected prose--truly excels is in its evocation of the culturally rich post-Renaissance Harlem, where Robinson began boxing as a ninth-grade dropout." --Los Angeles Times "Haygood has given us a lot to ponder in this multi-layered biography about a complex man who epitomized so much of his era. For those who don't know the story, it will have plenty to teach--about style, grace, intelligence and heart." --Pete Hamill, New York Times Book Review "Haygood's book is certainly one of the best biographies of a boxer ever written ... an important contribution to both sports literature and African American studies." --Gerald Early, Washington Post "You come away from Sweet Thunder ... with images of Robinson in his prime striding through your head.... [Haygood] is a biographer in his own prime. Sweet Thunder ... has real style and power." --New York Times Wil Haygood is a prizewinning staff writer for the Washington Post. His books include King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell Jr., In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis Jr., and The Haygoods of Columbus."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781569768648
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (480 pages)

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