The Cinderella Man: The Story of James J. Braddock
21.02.06 - By Jim Amato: You want to read a good book? Then I highly recommend picking up a copy of "Cinderella Man" by Michael C. DeLisa. I've seen the movie with Russell Crowe as James J. Braddock. I liked it so much that I went out and bought the DVD. Guess what? I liked this book even better. Mr. DeLisa did an outstanding job of following the life and career of a true American hero. What I liked the most about this book was it was not just about Jim Braddock..
The author detailed much information on the careers of Max Baer, Max Schmeling and Joe Louis. Also the struggles for promotional rights in the Big Apple and the whole boxing empire.
Although the gutsy Mr. Braddock is center stage, in reality this is a history book. It is a valuable addition to boxing lore. It is certainly worth having.