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The Resource Iron ambition : lessons I've learned from the man who made me a champion, Mike Tyson ; with Larry "Ratso" Sloman

Iron ambition : lessons I've learned from the man who made me a champion, Mike Tyson ; with Larry "Ratso" Sloman

Label
Iron ambition : lessons I've learned from the man who made me a champion
Title
Iron ambition
Title remainder
lessons I've learned from the man who made me a champion
Statement of responsibility
Mike Tyson ; with Larry "Ratso" Sloman
Title variation
Iron ambition
Title variation remainder
my life with Cus DAmato
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times-bestselling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, 'That's the heavyweight champion of the world.' D'Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. In Tyson's bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D'Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D'Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer's words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus's courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we've ever known about this singular cultural figure
Summary
The former heavyweight champion and best-selling memoirist presents an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of the legendary boxing trainer, exploring D'Amato's pivotal role in the careers of multiple World Champions and his legal adoption of Tyson in the aftermath of the latter's mother's death
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10564950
Cataloging source
APLS
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1966-
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Tyson, Mike
Dewey number
796.83092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Sloman, Larry
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True
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  • Tyson, Mike
  • D'Amato, Cus
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • African American boxers
  • Boxing trainers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my life with Cus D'Amato
Label
Iron ambition : lessons I've learned from the man who made me a champion, Mike Tyson ; with Larry "Ratso" Sloman
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059974225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
465 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780751559606
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)988231905
Label
Iron ambition : lessons I've learned from the man who made me a champion, Mike Tyson ; with Larry "Ratso" Sloman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059974225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
465 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780751559606
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)988231905

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