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Cinderella Man (Penguin Readers, Level 4) Paul Shipton

Cinderella Man (Penguin Readers, Level 4)

Paul Shipton

Published April 9th 2006
ISBN : 9781405806428
Paperback
78 pages
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Inspired by the life of legendary athlete Jim Braddock, a once-promising light-heavyweight boxer forced into retirement after a string of losses. As the nation enters the Great Depression, Braddock works any job he can get to support his family,MoreInspired by the life of legendary athlete Jim Braddock, a once-promising light-heavyweight boxer forced into retirement after a string of losses. As the nation enters the Great Depression, Braddock works any job he can get to support his family, until a twist of fate puts him back in the ring against the second-ranked world contender. To everyones amazement, he wins. Despite repeated injuries and being pounds lighter than his opponents, Braddock continues to win. Carrying the hopes and dreams of a disenfranchised nation on his shoulders, Braddock, dubbed the Cinderella Man, must ultimately face Max Baer, the heavyweight champion of the world, renowned for killing two men in the ring.Its a decision that nearly destroys him, but in the end, its a fight he has to take -- for everyone . . .