Good news Larry Fine fans. As well as Amazon and Smashwords, my e-book, The Fine Art of Boxing – No Stooge in the Ring is now available on Kobo - http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/the-fine-art-of-boxing-2.The book covers Larry’s early years at the turn-of-the-20th-Century in South Philadelphia’s Jewish Quarter to the month before the world was engulfed by the Great Depression. Along the way, readers discover what prompted the youngster, born Louis Feinberg, to lace up the gloves.
Louis, who adopted the name Larry Fine, succeeded as an amateur fighter behind the backs of his disapproving parents, aided by prominent promoter Philip Glassman. Fighting as the feared Kid Roth, he racked up wins in ferocious style, until one fateful event stopped him dead in his tracks.
What might have happened’ if circumstances had been drastically altered. Where would Larry have headed? Could Glassman have helped his young protégé climb back through the ropes?
With the Roaring Twenties captivating young Americans, Larry moved upward in two different worlds – entertainment and fighting. He rubbed shoulders with theatrical giants Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor while avoiding notorious mobsters like Al Capone. What was his fate?