Cinderella Man
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Cinderella Man The James J. Braddock Story by Michael C. DeLisa

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Published by Not Avail .
Written in English


  • Biography: sport,
  • Boxing,
  • General,
  • Biography / Autobiography

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9477019M
ISBN 100954870794
ISBN 109780954870799

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Cinderella Man by Marc Cerasini is a book about the true life story of a boxer. The story is a interesting romance that deals with the true love and real life. It starts with the main character Jim Braddock, the boxer that lives in New Jersey in the late s, when he and his family were having financial trouble because of the American crises/5. I read this book to further my knowledge about James J. Braddock, the champion boxer of the s. I show the movie Cinderella Man to my history students after we study the s and s and I want to be able to better respond to their /5(33). About Cinderella Man. 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. Summary Cinderella Man by Marc Cerasini is a story about man who overcame the heavy odds against him, and rose to the top. Jim Braddock, a man from New Jersey with a wife and 3 kids, has a boxing career and is pretty wealthy from all of his boxing winnings. Especially from the prize money he earned for knocking out Tuffy Griffiths at the Garden.

  James J. Braddock, born in New York City, was known locally for his thunderous right hand and successful amateur boxing career. After turning professional, he defeated foe after foe, and his rapid rise from obscurity earnt him the nickname, the Cinderella Man. The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the s. During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock--a.k.a. the Cinderella Man--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was.