- James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History
- Narrated by: Jeremy Schaap
- Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-05-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
A charismatic, natural talent and in every way Braddock's foil, Baer was a towering opponent, a Jew from the West Coast who was famously brash and made great copy both in and out of the ring. A 10-to-1 underdog, Braddock carried the hopes and dreams of the working class on his shoulders. And when boxing was the biggest sport in the world, when the heavyweight champion was the biggest star in the world, his unlikely upset made Braddock the most popular champion boxing had ever seen.
Against the gritty backdrop of the Depression, Cinderella Man brings this dramatic all-American story to life, evoking a time when the sport of boxing resonated with a country trying desperately to get back on its feet. Schaap paints a vivid picture of the fight world in its golden age, populated by men of every class and ethnic background and covered voluminously by writers who elevated sports writing to art. Rich in anecdote and color, steeped in history, and full of human interest, Cinderella Man is a classic David and Goliath tale that transcends the sport.
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By Amazon Customer on 03-11-05
Cinderella Man was much more a boxing history than the movie and I thoroughly enjoyed both. I did find the author's narration to be a little tedious at times, but all in all it was an enjoyable book to hear.
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