Barney Ross: Not Without a Fight

March 9, 2006

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Douglas Century

At 13, Barney Ross saw his father murdered, his mother suffer a nervous breakdown, and his three younger siblings sent to an orphanage. He became a petty thief, a gambler, a messenger boy for Al Capone, and a professional boxer. In his new book, Douglas Century tells how Barney Ross went from being the "Jew Kid" to winning the lightweight, junior welterweight, and welterweight titles.

 

Recorded Thursday, March 09, 2006 at Martyrs.