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John L. Sullivan and His America (Sport and Society)

by Michael T. Isenberg

  • 38 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history,
  • The Americas,
  • Boxing,
  • Sports - General,
  • Sports & Recreation / General,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages480
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9352645M
    ISBN 100252064348
    ISBN 109780252064340
    OCLC/WorldCa33231311

    The following is from Michael T. Isenberg's book John L. Sullivan and His America: For the first three rounds Sullivan pressed forward in his usual style, pushing and slugging the smaller man all over the ring. John L. kept banging his opponent into the ropes. McCaffery went down several times and was groggy at the end of round three.   In today’s episode I talk to author Christopher Klein about his new biography of famed 19th century boxer John L. Sullivan entitled Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America’s First Sports Hero. Klein and I talk about larger-than-life John L. Sullivan and his influence on boxing and modern ideals of manhood in America today (including becoming part of the logo of the Art.

    Michael T. Isenberg is the author of John L. Sullivan and His America ( avg rating, 22 ratings, 1 review, published ), Shield of the Republic (/5. Corbett, James John, The Roar of the Crowd: the true tale of the rise and fall of a champion (); Gorn, Elliot J., The Manly Art: bare-knuckle prize fighting in America (). How To Cite This Article: "Gentleman Jim" Corbett Knocks Out John L. Sullivan, ", EyeWitness to History, ().

    will Sullivan b (sullchron) john l Sullivan b (sullchron) John Lawrence Sullivan Lizzie Gets Married (a prediction of her future) Robert SULLIVAN in Australia John Sullivan 40 Julia O'Neil 19 Married Fenian Connections Hanged and buried (Or Hist Soc) The Eugene O'Sullivan's Fight for the North. John Lawrence Sullivan (), American boxer, who claimed he could "lick any man on earth," was the last bare-knuckles heavyweight champion. John L. Sullivan was born in Roxbury, Mass., on Oct. 15, His father was a pugnacious hod carrier, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing pounds.


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John L. Sullivan and His America (Sport and Society) by Michael T. Isenberg Download PDF EPUB FB2

John L. Sullivan and His America book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This book uncovers the roots of the Sullivan myths that h /5.

This is an interesting book as it is a biography of John L Sullivan that intermingles with a look at the society of the day and how Sullivan fit in with the public. The author goes into detail on a number of subjects in the early portion of the book to show what the world that Sullivan inhabited looked like and it was quite by: Everywhere John L.

Sullivan went, his fists backed up his bravado. Sullivan’s epic brawls, such as his round bout against Jake Kilrain, and his cross-country barnstorming tour in which he literally challenged all of America to a fight are recounted in vivid detail, as are his battles outside the ring with a troubled marriage, wild weight /5(42).

52 rows  John Lawrence Sullivan (Octo – February 2, ), known simply as John L. Losses: 1. The "Great John L." reigned supreme as world heavyweight champion from his victory over Paddy Ryan in until James J. Corbett knocked him out in A drunkard, a wastrel, an adulterer, a wife beater, and a bully, Sullivan still became American's first national sports hero and represented the hopes and aspirations of millions of people.

A knockout biography of John L. Sullivan that puts the fabled boxing champ squarely in the context of his rough-and-tumble times. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, including the scandalous National Police Gazette, Isenberg (History/Annapolis) recounts how Sullivan brawled his way from a working-class background in Boston's Irish ghetto to the top of the prizefighting world.

Everywhere John L. Sullivan went, his fists backed up his bravado. Sullivan’s epic brawls, such as his round bout against Jake Kilrain, and his cross-country barnstorming tour in which he literally challenged all of America to a fight are recounted in vivid detail, as are his battles outside the ring with a troubled marriage, wild weight.

John L. Sullivan and His America by Michael T. Isenberg,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(22). John L. Sullivan and his America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Isenberg, Michael T. John L. Sullivan and his America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, © (OCoLC) Named Person.

This is a wonderful biography about America's first sports superstar, John L. Sullivan. Though carefully researched, this book has a wonderful flow.

Sullivan is presented as a strangely complex person; sometimes petty and brutal, at other times a kind hearted, "soft touch."5/5(1).

The best overall book on Sullivan is Michael Isenberg’s scholarly, exhaustive, and quite readable John L. Sullivan and His America, which masterfully places Sullivan within the context of his time, with deep dives into Irish immigrant and working-class culture, along with fascinating detail on the nineteenth-century pugilistic culture that.

Buy John L. Sullivan and His America by Michael T Isenberg online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now.5/5(1). John Louis O’Sullivan (Novem – Ma ) was an American newspaper editor who first used the term “manifest destiny” in to promote the annexation of.

Furthermore, the challenge, given its implicit braggadocio that defeating John L. in four rounds was a universal improbability, was an extraordinary statement of supreme self-confidence from a twenty-four-year-old who supposedly bellowed his own declaration of independence: “My name is John L.

Sullivan, and I can lick any son-of-a-bitch alive!”5/5. John L. Sullivan and his America. [Michael T Isenberg] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Michael T Isenberg.

Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: # John Lawrence Sullivan\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. John L. Sullivan won a bout in Cincinnati under the Queensbury rules inbeing the first prize fight under those rules. Can someone clarify.

JoeHenzi16 Aug (UTC) Most sources are not credible. The book "John L. Sullivan and His America" by Michale T. Isenberg should be used above most other authorities.

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Smith, Carl./ John L. Sullivan and His America, by Michael T. Isenberg: The International Journal of the History of Sport. Author: Carl Smith. - John L. Sullivan and His America (SPS) - Aims to make the reader feel the lure of the boxing ring.

Similar Items: Strong Boy: The Life And Times Of John L. Sullivan, America's First : John L. Sullivan and His America (Sport and Society - A study of John L. as the nation's first great boxing hero.

I read Christopher Klein’s Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan — America’s First Sports Hero with the hope that it would be a worthy addition to our book club’s boxing list. Sullivan, after all, was first generation Irish in the late 19th century when the Irish. I am the author of Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L.

Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero. (For more on the book and links to order, visit ) I am a regular contributor to and The Boston Globe and the author of The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston and Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands.Christopher Klein offers a vivid picture of the life and career of Irish American boxer John L.

Sullivan, whose career spanned both the bare-knuckle and gloved eras of the sport.Sullivan on the Web: Encyclopaedia Britannica A brief overview of Sullivan’s career.

The Cyber Boxing Zone Lists all Sullivan’s fights from to JOHN L SULLIVAN Picturesque descriptions of a number of his bouts. Book about Sullivan: Isenberg, Michael T. John L. Sullivan and His America. Urbana: University of Chicago Press,