Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World

Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World

From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions like Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson: He never lost a profes From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavy...

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Title:Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World
Author:Mike Stanton
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:B0769YCRMY
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:388 pages pages

Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World Reviews

  • Jeff
    Aug 22, 2018
    My rating is exclusively personal and should not be construed as an assessment of this book's value as a biography. I'm incapable of rating biographies because i pretty much never read them. They tend to leave me cold because they are mere collections of facts (paraphrasing a fellow go...
  • Andrew
    Mar 31, 2018
    Excellent biography of Marciano with emphasis on his unbeaten string?an unbelievable record in sports. Details his entire life in the context of the times. Argument can be made based on this book that Marciano was the greatest of all time. Well written, fast paced and with informatio...
  • Steve Donoghue
    Jun 28, 2018
    A superb, energetic biography - and a thrilling account of the boxing matches themselves! Here's my full review: https://openlettersreview.com/open-le... ...
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    Aug 24, 2018
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    Aug 07, 2018
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  • Linda Humes
    Sep 30, 2018
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  • P.e. lolo
    Sep 11, 2018
    I think if you are into boxing or the history of boxing or sports then this is a book for you. For me this was right up my alley. No I had never seen Rocky fight other than a few old black and white films at times, but I grew up with a dad that was into boxing. His generation boxing wa...
  • Lance
    Aug 01, 2018
    While this book covering the life and career of Rocky Marciano is informative and rich in detail, this very attention to detail made it a tough one for me to read. I found myself going back to try to connect my current page to what was being written previously. It's a good book for box...
  • Joe Meyers
    Sep 01, 2018
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  • Writemoves
    Jul 16, 2018
    What I knew about Rocky Marciano before I read the book was that he retired as an undefeated Heavyweight Champion. I did not know about his conduct during World War that got him locked up in jail. I did not know of the mob's influence in his career. I did not realize that his list of o...
  • Michael
    Sep 16, 2018
    This story is so much more than boxing. A great look at the boxing career of Rocky Marciano, his childhood, environment and the sport itself. Told in an enjoyable easy to read manner. You feel the story as it unfolds. Provided a lot of great information showcasing an amazing time in hi...
  • Mark "Lefty" Holencik
    Oct 27, 2018
    I always like reading the events that happened in a persons life that molds them. These events in Rocky's life is why he was able to rise to Heavy Weight Champion of the World and retire undefeated. Rocky fought in a sport controlled by the Mafia and retired undefeated and stay retired...
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    Sep 16, 2018
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    Aug 18, 2018
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  • Patrick Macke
    Jul 31, 2018
    It's a classic, nostalgic story of a commoner rising to royalty ... like the fighter, the story is written in a nuts-and-bolts, brown-paper-bag style, yet it still celebrates a time and a place and an era in sports that can never happen again ... when you hear the name Rocky, in virtua...
  • Brian Pelletier
    Jul 18, 2018
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  • Hezekiah
    Sep 27, 2018
    A great read about an unorthodox champ who wanted a better life. He was a simplified yet complex figure who's boxing changed the life of his family and community. He was the life blood of Brockton, MA and the rebirth of a dying sport. While he wasn't perfect in life, he was perfect in ...
  • rick e brown
    Oct 15, 2018
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  • Emily Nelson
    Jul 19, 2018
    The Best Just read this. It's so so great. I love boxing but knew so little about Rocky Marciano! I cried numerous times while reading this book. I laughed, I was nervous, I could not out it down. I could not recommend it more highly. Ten stars. ...
  • Norman
    Nov 02, 2018
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  • Steve
    Aug 05, 2018
    Well researched and an easy, quick read. Very comprehensive. ...
  • Chuck
    Aug 16, 2018
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  • Nancy
    Sep 13, 2018
    Fight for your life A long life for an under dog. It shows that anyone can turn their life around. I am recommending this to my WOMEN friends ...
  • David
    Jul 12, 2018
    Painful to read. Lots of details, but written like bullet points. Just not interested in Rocky enough to read past the first 5 chapters. ...
  • James
    Nov 19, 2018
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  • Robert h Harrison Jr
    Jul 08, 2018
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  • Ronald Bloomstein
    Jul 29, 2018
    Doesn?t get much better than a Brockton boy learning al about the Brockton of his father?s time. Fun and educational, most importantly well researched and well written. ...
  • Mario
    Aug 24, 2018
    Initially I found this quite a slog to get through. The first third of the book or so, I felt there was a lot of description and the only reason I kept going was because of all boxing's great icons, I knew the least about Rocky Marciano. The previous book I read was about Muhammad Ali ...
  • Doris Moore
    Jul 15, 2018
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  • Steven R Greenes
    Nov 04, 2018
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