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This Was a Man: Authorized Biography of Joey Giardello Charles Redner

This Was a Man: Authorized Biography of Joey Giardello

Charles Redner

Published October 22nd 2013
ISBN : 9780985558352
Paperback
224 pages
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 About the Book 

One of the most heartwarming stories ever associated with a sports figure. The transformation of hardscrabble Joey Giardello into one of the kindest and most generous champions-and the remarkable relationship with his Special Olympics champion son,MoreOne of the most heartwarming stories ever associated with a sports figure. The transformation of hardscrabble Joey Giardello into one of the kindest and most generous champions-and the remarkable relationship with his Special Olympics champion son, Carman-forms the crux of this book. It follows Joeys ascension to the world middleweight championship, which he won over Dick Tiger on December 7, 1963. Then, using the celebrity of his title, he arranged for and participated in charity bouts that raised thousands of dollars for mentally and physically challenged children, as well as assisting the St. John of God School for special needs children, which Carman attended for ten years. He did all of it to honor his family, most particularly Carman.