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The Resource Max Baer & the star of David, Jay Neugeboren

Max Baer & the star of David, Jay Neugeboren

Label
Max Baer & the star of David
Title
Max Baer & the star of David
Statement of responsibility
Jay Neugeboren
Title variation
Max Baer and the star of David
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1933, boxer Max Baer defeated German heavyweight champion Max Schmeling. The year after, he wrested the world title from Primo Carnera. Baer wasn't champ for long, substituting nightclubs and women for the hard work of fight preparation, but during this time two competitors died as a result of the pounding he gave them. Baer died at 50, still near fighting shape. Baer was one-quarter Jewish: he wore the Star of David on his shorts for every bout from Schmelling forward. Neugeboren tells Baer's story up close but from the side: a fictitious companion, sometime lover Horace Littlejohn narrates this tale to his wife, Joleen, on his deathbed. But Horace has his own story to tell. He's black in a white world, and his wife is really his sister. Their son, Horace Jr., was sired by Max but raised by Horace and Joleen. Brought up on the poetic lyricism of King Solomon's Song of Songs, Horace recounts his story in a measured formal prose that belies the intensity of this narrative of deep but not untroubled love among three good people
Additional physical form
Issued also as an ebook.
Cataloging source
DON
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neugeboren, Jay
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3564.E844
LC item number
M39 2016
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baer, Max
  • Baer, Max
  • Jewish boxers
  • African Americans
  • Paramours
  • Incest
  • African Americans
  • Incest
  • Jewish boxers
  • Paramours
  • United States
Label
Max Baer & the star of David, Jay Neugeboren
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781942134176
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914866948
  • 2248348
  • (OCoLC)914866948
  • (OCoLC)ocn914866948
  • 2248348
Label
Max Baer & the star of David, Jay Neugeboren
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781942134176
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914866948
  • 2248348
  • (OCoLC)914866948
  • (OCoLC)ocn914866948
  • 2248348

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