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Max Schmeling, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2005

Max Schmeling, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

The death of Max Schmeling on Friday has been much commented upon over the past few days. I take this to be a recognition of the significance of this man and the memories he evokes around the world. For Americans these memories center on his relationship, both personal and athletic, with Joe Louis.