Cinderella Man by Jeremy Schaap audiobook

Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History

By Jeremy Schaap
Read by Grover Gardner

Random House Audio 9780618551170
8.82 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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James J. Braddock, dubbed “Cinderella Man” by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash. With one good hand, Braddock was forced to labor on the docks of Hoboken. Only his manager, Joe Gould, still believed in him, finding fights for Braddock to help feed his wife and children. In less than twelve months Braddock went from the relief rolls to face heavyweight champion Max Baer, the Livermore Butcher Boy, renowned for having allegedly killed two men in the ring. A ten-to-one underdog, Braddock carried the hopes and dreams of the working class on his shoulders. And when boxing was the biggest sport in the world, when the heavyweight champion was the biggest star in the world, his unlikely upset made Braddock the most popular champion boxing has ever seen. Against the gritty backdrop of the Depression, Cinderella Man brings this dramatic all-American story to life, evoking a time when the sport of boxing resonated with a country trying desperately to get back on its feet. Rich in anecdote and color, steeped in history, and full of human interest, Cinderella Man is a classic David and Goliath tale that transcends the sport.

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Summary

Summary

James J. Braddock, dubbed “Cinderella Man” by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash. With one good hand, Braddock was forced to labor on the docks of Hoboken. Only his manager, Joe Gould, still believed in him, finding fights for Braddock to help feed his wife and children. In less than twelve months Braddock went from the relief rolls to face heavyweight champion Max Baer, the Livermore Butcher Boy, renowned for having allegedly killed two men in the ring. A ten-to-one underdog, Braddock carried the hopes and dreams of the working class on his shoulders. And when boxing was the biggest sport in the world, when the heavyweight champion was the biggest star in the world, his unlikely upset made Braddock the most popular champion boxing has ever seen. Against the gritty backdrop of the Depression, Cinderella Man brings this dramatic all-American story to life, evoking a time when the sport of boxing resonated with a country trying desperately to get back on its feet. Rich in anecdote and color, steeped in history, and full of human interest, Cinderella Man is a classic David and Goliath tale that transcends the sport.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Boxing enthusiasts will be more than satisfied by Schaap’s meticulous account, which includes round-by-round details of the fight, as well as profiles of other fighters of the era. Not overly emotional, the story hits a nerve at just the right moments.” Publishers Weekly
“The fights here are crisply drawn, and Braddock’s upsets have that Hoosiers thrill factor. Plus, it’s refreshing to find a boxing story where the right guy wins, nobody cheats, and most everyone lives happily ever after.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Jeremy Schaap

Author Bio: Jeremy Schaap

Jeremy Schaap is an American sportswriter, television reporter, and author. Schaap is a six-time Emmy award winner for his work on ESPN’s E:60, SportsCenter and Outside the Lines. He is a regular contributor to Nightline and ABC World News Tonight and has been published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Parade, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. A native and resident of New York City, Schaap is the author of Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History, a New York Times bestseller, and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English