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Gene Tunney : The Golden Guy Who Licked Jack Dempsey Twice

Jarrett, John

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ISBN 10: 1861056184 / ISBN 13: 9781861056184
Published by Robson Books, London, 2003
Used Condition: Near fine Hardcover
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2003. First Edition. x, 285pps. B&W photographs. "Truth is stranger than fiction and Gene Tunney's story really does read like fiction. The boy from a working-class Irish family was raised in New York's Greenwich Village then worked as a clerk until he joined the US Marine Corps and served in France until the Armistice. Tunney's fighting took place in the boxing ring and he returned home as champion of the American Expeditionary Force. His old job gone, he became a professional boxer and set his sights on Jack Dempsey, famed and feared heavyweight champion of the world. In 1928 he retired as undefeated champion and a millionaire to marry a beautiful heiress to the Carnegie steel fortune. As successful in business as boxing, Tunney became a captain of industry. His circle of friends included the President and such writers as Thornton Wilder and George Bernard Shaw. This is his amazing life story." In excellent condition, with no underlining or marking, and only minor shelfwear to the bottom of dustjacket. Size: 9.5" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # Boxing006

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Title: Gene Tunney : The Golden Guy Who Licked Jack...

Publisher: Robson Books, London

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Black Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Truth is stranger than fiction and Gene Tunney's story really does read like fiction. The boy from a working-class Irish family was raised in New York's Greenwich Village then worked as a clerk until he joined the US Marine Corps and served in France until the Armistice. Tunney's fighting took place in the boxing ring and he returned home as champion of the American Expeditionary Force. His old job gone, he became a professional boxer and set his sights on Jack Dempsey, famed and feared heavyweight champion of the world. In 1928 he retired as undefeated champion and a millionaire to marry a beautiful heiress to the Carnegie steel fortune. As successful in business as boxing, Tunney became a captain of industry. His circle of friends included the President and such writers as Thornton Wilder and George Bernard Shaw. This is his amazing life story.

About the Author:

John Jarrett has been a student of boxing since 1946 and has been writing about the sport since 1951 when his first article appeared in Boxing News. He also writes for Sportsworld and contributes to The British Boxing Board of Control Yearbook. He is Northern Area Secretary for the British Boxing Board of Control Ltd.

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