Pollack's JACK DEMPSEY

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  1. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member banned Full Member

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    Just finished Adam's book on Dempsey and wanted to tell him I really enjoyed it. Captivating! The prose took me back to that time & made me want to stay there. Especially juxtapositioned against the current news every day in this snowflake pussyfied America. Great job Adam!!
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  2. choklab

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    It is a great book. I like what he did with it. Stuck to facts and let you decide. It’s a real in depth catalogue of news paper reports. So much research.
     
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  3. FrankinDallas

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  4. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    Great read. Can't wait for the second volume.
     
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  5. Kamikaze

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    I like how Morlocks pretended to die of cancer and is just posting with a new username. That is some morbid sh1t.
     
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  6. Indefatigable

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    The writing put you right there at ringside and in the ring as the fight went on. It was what I liked so much about the Jeffries book also. Really exciting stuff and treat for boxing fans of boxing beginnings.
     
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  7. Tug Wilson Tactics

    Tug Wilson Tactics Member Full Member

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    On an unrelated note, does anyone know why he skipped over Jess Willard? I assume everything relevant about him was written in the 2nd Jack Johnson book or will be in the next Dempsey volume, but I was just curious.
     
  8. Seamus

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    I remember an interview where he basically said he didn't have any passion for a book on Willard, given that he was between two landmark, historic champs. There wouldnt have been much to report beyond what is covered in the Johnson and Dempsey books. He mentioned the enormous time commitments for these works and that the subject just wasn't up to the effort, at least when considered with his time allowances.
     
  9. Kamikaze

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    I mean what is there to write about Willard anyway?
     
  10. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    I think Adam was trying to politely say that.
     
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  11. Kamikaze

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    He was a more successful Carnera case IMO.
     
  12. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    Any news on Volume II?

    Or do I need to clean up and read the Tommy Burns edition while I wait?
     
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  13. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    Sorry, Pollack was assassinated by the Greb Mafia.
     
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  14. guilalah

    guilalah Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think Mr. Pollack also noted that there had been a very recent biography concerning Jess Willard.

    'Jess Willard: Heavyweight Champion of the World (1915-1919)' Paperback – Illustrated, December 19, 2016
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  15. apollack

    apollack Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Working on it. Massive working draft. Difficult to know what to cut.

    From the grave after my assassination,
    AP