Being Sugar Ray
Sugar Ray Robinson, America's Greatest Boxer and First Celebrity Athlete
By (author) Kenneth L. Shropshire
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Being Sugar Ray by Kenneth L. Shropshire
Book DescriptionMuhammad Ali memorably referred to Sugar Ray Robinson as "the king, the master, my idol," and rarely a fight fan has chosen to argue too much with those words. With a career spanning three decades, multiple championships, over two hundred fights (without once taking a 10-count), and more victories than Joe Louis and Ali combined it was no surprise when RING magazine named Robinson "pound for pound, the best boxer of all time." In Being Sugar Ray, acclaimed scholar Kenneth Shropshire contends that Sugar Ray Robinson's influence extends far beyond the ring. It was Robinson who introduced America to the athlete as entrepreneur and celebrity. From his business empire to his prized flamingo pink Cadillac, described as the Hope Diamond of Harlem, Sugar Ray was the trailblazer whom every athlete since has been trying, consciously or otherwise, to emulate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465078042
(203mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Basic Civitas Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kenneth L. Shropshire
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How did a "black sport," plagued by drug scandal and decimated by white flight, come to achieve such prominence? What are the subtle and not-so-subtle racial codes that define how the game is played and perceived, and the reception of its high-profile stars? This title deals with these questions.
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Author Biography - Kenneth L. Shropshire
Kenneth Shropshire is the David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the school's Sports Business Initiative. His work has appeared in USA Today, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, as well as on NPR's "All Things Considered," ESPN's "Outside the Lines," and ABC's "Nightline." His previous books include The Business of Sports, In Black and White: Race and Sports in America, and Basketball Jones: America Above the Rim. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their children.
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