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  • Pre-Order Knock Out! The True Story Of Emile Griffith
    Author: Reinhard Kleist
    Published by: Selfmadehero
    £10.34 RRP £14.99
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Description

The American boxing champion Emile Griffith gained notoriety in 1962 when he brutally defeated the Cuban fighter Benny Paret. Ten days after the fight, Paret, who had directed a homophobic slur at Griffith during the weigh-in, died from his injuries.

In Knock Out!, Reinhard Kleist draws a powerful, emotive portrait of a bisexual black athlete who, facing racism and homophobia in 1960s America, found success in the world of boxing. This is the story of a fierce and ambitious fighter, and of a knock-out blow that ended one life and changed a second forever.

Specifications

Author
Genre
Publisher
Type
Binding
Trade Paperback
Cat. No.
5062225
EAN
9781910593868
ISBN
9781910593868