This book follows the lives and careers of two Jewish boxers, Max Baer and Barney Ross, who fought in the 1920s and 1930s when anti-Semitism was rife in the United States and Europe. American Jews needed symbols of strength and demonstrations of courage against their enemies, and they found both in these two outstanding world boxing champions. Max Baer became the only Jewish heavyweight champion in the twentieth century and was known for soundly beating Nazi-supported boxer Max Schmeling in 1933, wearing the Star of David on his trunks for the fight. Barney Ross was a street thug, a runner for Al Capone
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|Size: ||56.8 MB|
|Publisher: ||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781442269330 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|