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|Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department||BIOGRAPHY FRAZIER||Revise El Estante|
|East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department||B FRAZIER JOE K||Revise El Estante|
|Enfield, Main Library - Biographies||B FRAZIER||Revise El Estante|
|Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department||BIO FRAZIER||Revise El Estante|
|New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction||796.33 KRA||Revise El Estante|
|Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department||796.83 FRAZIER||Revise El Estante|
|Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction||B FRAZIER||Revise El Estante|
376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographic references (pages -361) and index.
"History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages. A trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country. Joe Frazier was a much more complex figure than just his rivalry with Ali would suggest. In this riveting and nuanced portrayal, acclaimed sportswriter Mark Kram, Jr. unlinks Frazier from Ali and for the first time gives a full-bodied accounting of Frazier's life. A journey that began as the youngest of thirteen children packed in a small farmhouse, encountering the bigotry and oppression of the Jim Crow South, and continued with his voyage north at age fifteen to develop as a fighter in Philadelphia. Tracing Frazier's life through his momentous bouts with the likes of Ali and George Foreman and the developing perception of him as the anti-Ali in the eyes of blue-collar America, Kram follows the boxer up to his retirement in 1981 and beyond, exploring his relationship with his son, the would-be heavyweight champion Marvis, and his fragmented home life as well as the uneasy place that Ali continued to occupy in his thoughts. A propulsive and richly textured narrative that is also a powerful story about race and class in America, Smokin' Joe is unparalleled in its scope, depth, and access and promises to be the definitive biography of a towering American figure whose life was galvanized by conflict and whose mark has proven to be lasting."--From book jacket.