The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded heavyweight champions like Louis, Dempsey, Ali, and Tyson: He never lost a professional fight. A classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover what it all meant.
- January 1, 1970Steve DonoghueA superb, energetic biography - and a thrilling account of the boxing matches themselves! Here's my full review: https://openlettersreview.com/open-le...
- January 1, 1970AndrewExcellent biography of Marciano with emphasis on his unbeaten string—an unbelievable record in sports. Details his entire life in the context of the times. Argument can be made based on this book that Marciano was the greatest of all time. Well written, fast paced and with information I hadn’t come across before. Recommended.more
- January 1, 1970DavidPainful to read. Lots of details, but written like bullet points. Just not interested in Rocky enough to read past the first 5 chapters.
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