Cinderella Man - James J. Braddock, Max Baer and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History-logo

Cinderella Man - James J. Braddock, Max Baer and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History

Jeremy Schaap

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Description:

James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash. With one good hand, Braddock was forced to labor on the docks of Hoboken. Only his manager, Joe Gould, still believed in him, finding fights for Braddock to help feed his wife and children. In less than twelve months Braddock went from the relief rolls to face heavyweight champion Max Baer, the Livermore Butcher Boy, renowned for having allegedly killed two men in the ring. A ten-to-one 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 has 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. 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.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:46