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Roy Harris of Cut and Shoot: Texas Backwoods Battler

Roy Harris

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ISBN 10: 1475960670 / ISBN 13: 9781475960679
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Hardcover. 302 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 4.7in. x 1.1in.Generations of fighting Harris blood exploded through Roy Harriss veins that August night in 1958 as he stood in the boxing ring in Los Angeles. He was facing the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world, Floyd Patterson, who, at the time, had earned that crown at an earlier age than any other man in history. Roy faced a psychological handicap met by few other heavyweight challengers. How could a rustic backwoodsman turned gentleman-scholar-soldier cope with such a challenge What strange events had conspired to create the meeting of such a contrast in pugilistic antagonists Roy Harris of Cut and Shoot is, in part, the story of how and why Roy Harris emerged from backwoods obscurity to the pinnacle of fistic heavena heavyweight title bout. But this is also the story of the rapidly vanishing breed that spawned and nourished himthe rugged individualistic frontiersmen from the oil-rich southeast Texas thicket country. Today, Cut and Shoot is a growing community northeast of Houston. Roy has retired from illustrious careers not only in boxing, but as an attorney, real estate mogul, and the county clerk of Montgomery County, Texas, for twenty-eight years. Roys personal memories are inserted throughout Roy Harris of Cut and Shoot, adding authenticity to this dramatic saga. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781475960679

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Generations of fighting Harris blood exploded through Roy Harris?s veins that August night in 1958 as he stood in the boxing ring in Los Angeles. He was facing the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world, Floyd Patterson, who, at the time, had earned that crown at an earlier age than any other man in history.

Roy faced a psychological handicap met by few other heavyweight challengers. How could a rustic backwoodsman turned gentleman-scholar-soldier cope with such a challenge? What strange events had conspired to create the meeting of such a contrast in pugilistic antagonists?

Roy Harris of Cut and Shoot is, in part, the story of how and why Roy Harris emerged from backwoods obscurity to the pinnacle of fistic heaven?a heavyweight title bout. But this is also the story of the rapidly vanishing breed that spawned and nourished him?the rugged individualistic frontiersmen from the oil-rich southeast Texas thicket country. Today, Cut and Shoot is a growing community northeast of Houston. Roy has retired from illustrious careers not only in boxing, but as an attorney, real estate mogul, and the county clerk of Montgomery County, Texas, for twenty-eight years.

Roy?s personal memories are inserted throughout Roy Harris of Cut and Shoot, adding authenticity to this dramatic saga.

About the Author: Roy Harris, Attorney-at-Law married Gloria Jean Groce in 1955, and the couple had six children. He excelled in a variety of careers. In recent years, the Conroe City Council declared August 18-the date on which he fought for the world's heavyweight title in 1958-as Roy Harris Day. He currently lives in Texas. Robin Montgomery, PhD earned his doctor of philosophy in political science from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently president of the Texas Center for Regional Studies, and he is the author of nine previous books, dozens of articles, and newspaper columns on current events and local history. Montgomery is married and has four children.

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