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Bob Mee - Tiger Rose Out of Georgia - 9781781552704 - V9781781552704
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Tiger Rose Out of Georgia

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Description for Tiger Rose Out of Georgia Hardcover. Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers rose above prejudice to become the first African-American to win the world middleweight title. Num Pages: 232 pages, 16. BIC Classification: BGS; WSTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 155 x 24. Weight in Grams: 530.
Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers rose above the racist bigotry of the Deep South to become the first African-American middleweight champion of the world. To do it, this Christian family man beat a boxing legend, Harry Greb, in the first of the great sporting cathedrals, Madison Square Garden. It was a victory that stunned the sporting world and made him a household name. Yet within a year he had lost his championship on a decision some said was influenced by Al Capone - and within another year was dead, following a seemingly innocuous operation, in the clinic of a controversial ... Read more

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About Bob Mee
Bob Mee has written about boxing since the 1970s, is a longstanding member of the Sky Sports boxing team, a former boxing correspondent of the Daily Telegraph and a columnist for trade paper Boxing News. A previous book, Liston & Ali, was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize in 2010. He lives in Warwickshire.

Reviews for Tiger Rose Out of Georgia
Steve Bunce - The Independent. 23rd January 2014 When Tiger Flowers was starting out as prizefighter in the segregated business of boxing, black men were being lynched on the roads he travelled and the Ku Klux Klan, the "invisible empire", was a force in the American south. Flowers fought for the first time for money in 1918, became the ... Read more

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