From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Kahn did a wonderful job portraying Dempsey's personality, but even more so describing his fights and his times. This is one of my all time favorite bios.Published 21 days ago by David H. Eisenberg
...that places Jack Dempsey's personality and career in context with the culture that he lived in.A lot about the Roaring 20's, the Depression, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by almac
Dempsey was a fascinating character, and this biography captures him in all his complexity in context, within the times when he grew up and fought. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeffrey F.
Would have preferred more in depth fight information. Too much writing about people not involved with direct fights. Would like to have seen some fight pictures.Published 10 months ago by Chuck
This is a great book about Dempsey, and about the 20's themselves. I am a boxing fanatic, and I love the story about how Dempsey was built up, and went from a public image of a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by JMo
Roger Kahn has done a good job in writing this book. I have read many books about Dempsey and the time period in which he flourished but I found out a few things I did not know... Read morePublished 18 months ago by discipleman
This book is a great tribute to a great man; my Godfather, Jack Dempsey.
I remember fondly the visits my father would make to Jack's home. Read more
This was an excellent book about Jack Dempsey and the time period he lived in. His mother was reading a book about a great fighter when Jack was born so she felt as if this was... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Julie Conlon
I'll make this review short and, I hope, "sweet": if one is a "hardcore" boxing fan expecting to be given details about heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey's (b. 1895, d. Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by feedthecat