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Rocky Marciano: The Rock of His Times
by Russell Sullivan
University of Illinois Press, 2002
Cloth: 978-0-252-02763-5 | Paper: 978-0-252-07262-8 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09819-2
Library of Congress Classification GV1132.M3S85 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.83092

In this captivating and complex portrait of an American sports legend, Russell Sullivan confirms Rocky Marciano's place as a symbol and cultural icon of his era. As much as he embodied the wholesome, rags-to-riches patriotism of a true American hero, he also reflected the racial and ethnic tensions festering behind the country's benevolent facade. 
Spirited, fast-paced, and rich in detail, Rocky Marciano is the first book to place the boxer in the context of his times. Capturing his athletic accomplishments against the colorful backdrop of the 1950s fight scene, Sullivan examines how Marciano's career reflected the glamour and scandal of boxing as well as tenor of his times.

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