No way but to fight : George Foreman and the business of boxing
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Austin : University of Texas Press, 2020.
Status
Central - Adult Biography
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Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
365 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781477319765, 147731976X

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Olympic gold medalist. Two-time world heavyweight champion. Hall of Famer. Infomercial and reality TV star. George Foreman's fighting ability is matched only by his acumen for selling. Yet the complete story of Foreman's rise from urban poverty to global celebrity has never been told until now. Raised in Houston's "Bloody Fifth" Ward, battling against scarcity in housing and food, young Foreman fought sometimes for survival and other times just for fun. But when a government program rescued him from poverty and introduced him to the sport of boxing, his life changed forever. In No Way but to Fight, Andrew R. M. Smith traces Foreman's life and career from the Great Migration to the Great Society, through the Cold War and Culture Wars, out of urban Houston and onto the world stage where he discovered that fame brought new challenges. Drawing on new interviews with George Foreman and declassified government documents, as well as more than fifty domestic and international newspapers and magazines, Smith brings to life the exhilarating story of a true American icon. No Way but to Fight is an epic worthy of a champion. --Publisher

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APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, A. R. M. (2020). No way but to fight: George Foreman and the business of boxing (First edition.). University of Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smith, Andrew R. M. 2020. No Way but to Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Smith, Andrew R. M. No Way but to Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing Austin: University of Texas Press, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smith, Andrew R. M. No Way but to Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing First edition., University of Texas Press, 2020.

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