Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Garden, and the Golden Age of Boxing

Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Garden, and the Golden Age of Boxing

Kevin Mitchell / Sep 17, 2019

Jacobs Beach The Mob the Garden and the Golden Age of Boxing New York in the Fifties was the most interesting the most vibrant city in the world As American culture burst into life it gave us television beatniks rock n roll Marilyn and Elvis Cold War paran

  • Title: Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Garden, and the Golden Age of Boxing
  • Author: Kevin Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780224075107
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Hardcover
  • New York in the Fifties was the most interesting, the most vibrant city in the world As American culture burst into life it gave us television, beatniks, rock n roll, Marilyn and Elvis, Cold War paranoia, the Pill New York was its epicentre.New York gave the world a couple of other things too one bloody and brutal but the king of sports, the other simply bloody andNew York in the Fifties was the most interesting, the most vibrant city in the world As American culture burst into life it gave us television, beatniks, rock n roll, Marilyn and Elvis, Cold War paranoia, the Pill New York was its epicentre.New York gave the world a couple of other things too one bloody and brutal but the king of sports, the other simply bloody and brutal The Fifties were boxing s last real heyday Never again would the sport be so glamorous or so popular And that s where New York s other gift to the world the Mob came in.Gangsters have been around boxing for ever, but 1950s New York was special Most of the decade s major fights took place in the city, at boxing s spiritual home, Madison Square Garden Most of the deals that made or ruined the lives of the era s many fine fighters were done on a famous strip of pavement across the road from the Garden Jacobs Beach And the man standing on that strip of pavement was a charming Italian murderer called Frankie Carbo.Carbo had lurked in the long shadows of professional boxing since Prohibition, but this was his time Through his willing associates, the International Boxing Club, he exercised total control over sport s most dubious neighbourhood Under Carbo, the Mob reached its apogee in the fight game and under Carbo it would breathe its last ugly gasp The Mob would be replaced by men dedicated to its traditions, but none would be able to match its power When the Mob had had done it, boxing would never be the same again.Kevin Mitchell s gripping new book is the unsanitised story of those times and that place, of Rat Pack cool and the fading of the Mob s peculiar glamour, brilliantly told through the eyes of the men who were there.

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    1. The sport of baseball has traditionally been referred to as the national sport of the American nation. Its handsome uniforms, consisting of embroidered caps, buttoned tops and knickerbockers, suggested the spirit of civilized competitiveness. Adapted from English ‘rounders’, it was, and perhaps still is, seen as something of an embodiment of the American way. “Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America,” wrote Jacques Barzun, “had better learn baseball.” It was with such thi [...]


    2. Some of the chapters were really interesting but in between I found it to be a bit too boring and didn't do justice to some of the fascinating characters that surrounded the boxing world during the 20th century.



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