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The Resource A man's world : the double life of Emile Griffith, Donald McRae

A man's world : the double life of Emile Griffith, Donald McRae

Label
A man's world : the double life of Emile Griffith
Title
A man's world
Title remainder
the double life of Emile Griffith
Statement of responsibility
Donald McRae
Title variation
Double life of Emile Griffith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'I kill a man and most people forgive me. However, I love a man and many say this makes me an evil person.' On 24 March 1962, when Emile Griffith stepped into the ring in Madison Square Garden to defend his world title against Benny Paret, he was filled with rage. During their weigh-in, the Cuban challenger had denounced Griffith as a 'faggot' and minced towards him. In the macho world of boxing there could be no greater insult. At that time, it was illegal for people of the same gender to have sex, or even for a bar to knowingly serve a drink to a gay person. It was an insinuation that could have had dangerous consequences for Griffith - especially as it was true. In the fight that followed, Griffith pounded Paret into unconsciousness, and the Cuban would die soon after, leaving Griffith haunted by what he had done. Despite this, he went on to fight more world championship rounds than any other fighter in history in a career that lasted for almost 20 years. In Donald McRae's first sports book in more than a decade, he weaves a compelling tale of triumph over prejudice - Griffith was black, so doubly damned by contemporary society, but refused to cower away as society wished. A Man's World is sure to become a classic among sports books
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McRae, Donald
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Griffith, Emile
  • Boxing
  • Homosexuality
  • Racism
  • Boxers (Sports)
Target audience
adult
Label
A man's world : the double life of Emile Griffith, Donald McRae
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Facing a Killer -- 2.Date Night -- 3.The Ugly One, the Kid & His Girl -- 4.Glory in Miami -- 5.Taunts & Beatings -- 6.Maricon -- 7.The Letter -- 8.The Ghost of Benny Paret -- 9.Cuban Missiles -- 10.Who Killed Davey Moore? -- 11.A Man's Man -- 12.The Outsiders -- 13.Stonewall -- 14.Wedding Fever -- 15.Soweto Blues -- 16.Hombre
Control code
000055492859
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
440 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471132346
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)923899857
Label
A man's world : the double life of Emile Griffith, Donald McRae
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Facing a Killer -- 2.Date Night -- 3.The Ugly One, the Kid & His Girl -- 4.Glory in Miami -- 5.Taunts & Beatings -- 6.Maricon -- 7.The Letter -- 8.The Ghost of Benny Paret -- 9.Cuban Missiles -- 10.Who Killed Davey Moore? -- 11.A Man's Man -- 12.The Outsiders -- 13.Stonewall -- 14.Wedding Fever -- 15.Soweto Blues -- 16.Hombre
Control code
000055492859
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
440 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471132346
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)923899857

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