From the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of Namath and Pistol comes another remarkable biography: the life of Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini. In the early 1980s, Mancini was more than the lightweight champ. He was a national hero. Sinatra fawned over him. Warren Zevon wrote a tribute song. Sylvester Stallone produced his life story as a movie of the week. After all, an adoring public considered Boom Boom the real Rocky. Lenny Mancini - the original Boom Boom, as he was known - had been a lightweight contender himself before fragments of German mortar shell almost killed him in 1944. By winning the championship just as he vowed - for his wounded father - Ray produced his own feel-good fable for network television. But it all came apart in a brutal 1982 battle against an obscure Korean challenger. Deuk Koo Kim lost consciousness in the fourteenth round and died within days. Three months later, his despondent mother took her own life. The deaths would haunt Ray and ruin his image, turning boxing’s All-American Boy into a pariah. Now, 30 years later, Kriegel finally uncovers the story’s full dimensions, tracking the Mancini and Kim families across generations and excavating mysteries - from the killing of Mancini’s brother to the fate of Kim’s son. Even as the scenes move from Youngstown to New York, Las Vegas to Seoul, Reno to Hollywood, The Good Son remains an intimate history, a saga of fathers and fighters, loss and redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holt McCallany. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006115/bk_sans_006115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edward Tandy McGlasson (born July 11, 1956) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League and pastors the Stadium Vineyard Church in Anaheim, California. Born and raised in Potomac, Maryland, he played for the Youngstown State Penguins, Los Angeles Rams, the New York Jets and the New York Giants before entering full-time ministry. He has spoken at numerous conferences across the country
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Glinatsis (born June 29, 1969 in Youngstown, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player who pitched briefly for the Seattle Mariners in 1994. He started two games for the Mariners and finished the season 0-1. He played collegiately at the University of Cincinnati. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League. The two leagues merged in 2000 into a single MLB organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball after 100 years as separate legal entities.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Brian Keith O'Nora (born February 7, 1963 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He joined the major league staff in 2000, after previously umpiring for the American League from 1992 to 1999 and wears uniform number 7. O'Nora previously worked the Appalachian League (1985), the Midwest League (1986 1987), the Eastern League (1988 1989), the Pacific Coast League (1990), the Americam Association (1991), the International League, the Florida Instructional League (1985 1989) and the Puerto Rican Winter League (1990 1992).
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mick Boogie, born Mick Batsyke in Youngstown, Ohio, is an American DJ and mixtape composer. Mick Boogie and grew up in Poland, Ohio. His interest in music began at an early age. He learned to play the piano and the drums through school programs. His hiphop career began when his mother purchased a turntable for him. In 1996, he enrolled in John Carroll University and has since earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in marketing from the university. While studying, Mick worked as a radio DJ for WJCU 88.7, and later two FM stations: Columbus' Power 107.5 and Cleveland's Z107.9.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Louis "Lou" J. Galen (April 19, 1925 November 12, 2007) was an American philanthropist. Before he retired he was a successful banker and CEO of Golden West Financial Corporation. Galen moved to Los Angeles at age 6 with his mother, Faye Roberts, from Youngstown, Ohio, after his father died. He grew up in West Los Angeles, graduating from Fairfax High School. During World War II, he served as a bombardier in the Army Air Forces, flying missions in Europe. After the war, Galen used $12,000 in military pay to help found Lynwood Savings and Loan in 1946 with his mother, Faye Roberts, and various family members. At the same time he attended the University of Southern California Law School on the GI Bill, graduating with an LL.B. in 1951. He practiced law briefly, before focusing on a career in business, initially getting involved in homebuilding as well as the savings and loan industry. In 1959 his mother and Louis formed Trans World Financial Corporation as a holding company for World Savings, and he and his mother took Trans World public. By 1960, while his mother remained chairman of the board, he became president of Lynwood Savings and Loan, changing its name to World Savings.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Louis Hartz was an American political scientist and influential liberal proponent of the idea of American exceptionalism. Hartz was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, but grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating from Technical High School in Omaha, he attended Harvard University, financed partly by a scholarship from the Omaha World Herald. Hartz graduated in 1940, spent a year traveling abroad on a fellowship, then returned to Harvard as a teaching fellow in 1942. He earned his doctorate in 1946 and became a full professor of government in 1956.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! James Jonah "Jim" Cummings (born November 3, 1952) is an American voice-actor. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Cummings relocated to New Orleans, where he worked on the assembly of Mardi Gras floats. He later moved to Anaheim, California, where he worked "odd jobs" until the early 1980s. Cummings's first opportunity as a voice actor came in 1983, when the failing health of longtime Winnie-the-Pooh voice actor Sterling Holloway prompted an open call for his replacement for the animated feature, Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore. While Hal Smith (best known as Otis Campbell on The Andy Griffith Show) took over for that particular project, Cummings would substitute for Holloway in the subsequent TV show The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Steven John Bator, known as Stiv Bators (October 22, 1949 June 2, 1990), was an American rock and roll and punk rock vocalist and guitarist from Youngstown, Ohio. He is best remembered for his bands, The Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church. In the course of his career, Bators was involved with a variety of bands beyond those for which he was best known. These short-term bands included Rocket From The Tombs with Craig Bell of the Saucers, Hormones with Dennis Comeau and Andre Siva, Frankenstein, The Wanderers and The Whores of Babylon (with Dee Dee Ramone and Johnny Thunders). He also recorded as a solo artist with Bomp! Records. It was as the lead singer and driving force of the Dead Boys, however, that Bators helped pioneer the punk rock sound, look and attitude. Bators and the Dead Boys were featured in the independent punk rock films Punking Out (1978), Live at CBGB's (1977) and Crash 'n' Burn (1977). Around the same time, the band became a popular staple at CBGB's, the now-legendary music club in New York City's East Village.