Barney Ross , and: Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano (review)

Barney Ross , and: Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano (review) Barney Ross, by Douglas Century. New York: Schocken Books, 2006. 216 pp. $19.95. Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano, by Alan Scott Haft, with forewords by John Radzilowski and Mike Silver. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2006. 172 pp. $22.50. Budd Schulberg, the famed novelist and screenwriter who was the son of Paramount Pictures' executive B. P. Schulberg, recalled that although he was raised in Hollywood, his heroes were not actors. He knew such stars as Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, and Fredric March, but the men he most admired had flattened noses and scar-tissued eyes. They were Jewish boxers, men hardened by life in European and American ghettoes, athletes for whom the best answer to an ethnic or religious slur was a punch on the nose. Above all others, he adored the sainted Benny Leonard, whom Jews universally referred to as "The Great Benny Leonard." One Jewish newspaper claimed Leonard was more famous--and perhaps more important--than Einstein. But if Benny was the supreme Jewish boxer, there were many other champions and near-champions to cheer for and support. Early in the century there were Joe Choyinski and Abe Attell; in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s there were http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

Barney Ross , and: Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano (review)

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Barney Ross, by Douglas Century. New York: Schocken Books, 2006. 216 pp. $19.95. Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano, by Alan Scott Haft, with forewords by John Radzilowski and Mike Silver. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2006. 172 pp. $22.50. Budd Schulberg, the famed novelist and screenwriter who was the son of Paramount Pictures' executive B. P. Schulberg, recalled that although he was raised in Hollywood, his heroes were not actors. He knew such stars as Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, and Fredric March, but the men he most admired had flattened noses and scar-tissued eyes. They were Jewish boxers, men hardened by life in European and American ghettoes, athletes for whom the best answer to an ethnic or religious slur was a punch on the nose. Above all others, he adored the sainted Benny Leonard, whom Jews universally referred to as "The Great Benny Leonard." One Jewish newspaper claimed Leonard was more famous--and perhaps more important--than Einstein. But if Benny was the supreme Jewish boxer, there were many other champions and near-champions to cheer for and support. Early in the century there were Joe Choyinski and Abe Attell; in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s there were

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Published: Feb 14, 2009

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