THE MAGNIFICENT RUBE by Charles Samuels

THE MAGNIFICENT RUBE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This biography of ""Tex"" Rickard borrows excitement from his life, for it is filled with dime novel elements and gives credit to the man who look prize fighting out of the gutter. A chore boy at ten, a trail rider at eleven, a cowboy in his teens, Tex was married and a home town marshall in his twenties; he went north to the gold fields; he made the jump to South Africa after non-existent diamonds; and while there more or less stumbled into the cut-throat world of prize fighting, where he won through to sensational success as a promoter. A solid tribute to a great sporting man.

Pub Date: May 13th, 1957
Publisher: McGraw-Hill