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The Resource 12 rounds in Lo's Gym : boxing and manhood in Appalachia, Todd D. Snyder

12 rounds in Lo's Gym : boxing and manhood in Appalachia, Todd D. Snyder

Label
12 rounds in Lo's Gym : boxing and manhood in Appalachia
Title
12 rounds in Lo's Gym
Title remainder
boxing and manhood in Appalachia
Statement of responsibility
Todd D. Snyder
Title variation
Twelve rounds in Lo's Gym
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Questions of class and gender in Appalachia have, in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and the runaway success of Hillbilly Elegy, moved to the forefront of national conversations about politics and culture. From Todd Snyder, a first generation college student turned college professor, comes a passionate commentary on these themes in a family memoir set in West Virginia coal country. 12 Rounds in Lo's Gym is the story of the author's father, Mike "Lo" Snyder, a fifth generation West Virginia coal miner who opened a series of makeshift boxing gyms with the goal of providing local at-risk youth with the opportunities that eluded his adolescence. Taking these hardscrabble stories as his starting point, Snyder interweaves a history of the region, offering a smart analysis of the costs--both financial and cultural--of an economy built around extractive industries. Part love letter to Appalachia, part rigorous social critique, readers may find 12 Rounds in Lo's Gym--and its narrative of individual and community strength in the face of globalism's headwinds--a welcome corrective to popular narratives that blame those in the region for their troubles
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1125
LC item number
.S63 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
12 rounds in Lo's Gym : boxing and manhood in Appalachia, Todd D. Snyder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Contents
Prelude. Mountain violence -- part I. Corner men : the Eden story of Lo's Gym Boxing Club -- 1. Fighting Noah Milton -- 2. Tough men -- 3. Lo's Gym -- 4. Flex and the rumble on the hill -- 5. Street preacher -- part II. Counterpunchers : parables of Coal Country pugilism -- 6. The unlikely reincarnation story of Rick Cogar -- 7. Jeremiah and the three bears -- 8. Ring girls -- 9. Appalachian underdogs of the squared circle -- part III. Split decisions : stories from the championship rounds -- 10. Prizefighters -- 11. Hillbilly Jefferson -- 12. Premature stoppage -- Dedication : fighting Naton Leslie
Control code
on1005123168
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781946684127
System control number
(OCoLC)1005123168
Label
12 rounds in Lo's Gym : boxing and manhood in Appalachia, Todd D. Snyder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Contents
Prelude. Mountain violence -- part I. Corner men : the Eden story of Lo's Gym Boxing Club -- 1. Fighting Noah Milton -- 2. Tough men -- 3. Lo's Gym -- 4. Flex and the rumble on the hill -- 5. Street preacher -- part II. Counterpunchers : parables of Coal Country pugilism -- 6. The unlikely reincarnation story of Rick Cogar -- 7. Jeremiah and the three bears -- 8. Ring girls -- 9. Appalachian underdogs of the squared circle -- part III. Split decisions : stories from the championship rounds -- 10. Prizefighters -- 11. Hillbilly Jefferson -- 12. Premature stoppage -- Dedication : fighting Naton Leslie
Control code
on1005123168
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781946684127
System control number
(OCoLC)1005123168

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