Rocky Marciano : The Rock of His Times

TitleRocky Marciano : The Rock of His Times
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSullivan, Russell
Number of Pages392
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
CityUrbana, IL
Abstract

In this captivating and complex portrait of an American sports legend, Russell Sullivan confirms Rocky Marciano's place as a symbol and cultural icon of his era. As much as he embodied the wholesome, rags-to-riches patriotism of a true American hero, he also reflected the racial and ethnic tensions festering behind the country's benevolent facade. Rocky Marciano is the first book to place the boxer in the context of his times. Capturing his athletic accomplishments against the colorful backdrop of the 1950s fight scene, Sullivan examines how Marciano's career reflected the glamour and scandal of boxing as well as tenor of his times. (University of Illinois Press)

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