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Gene Tunney

Two Flaws In Tunney's Public Life; Gene Tunney: A Man In Search Of Oblivion

Gene Tunney should have been the living portrait of the certified American hero. He was the young handsome stalwart fighting Marine of World War I, square-jawed and fearless….

But complete admiration escaped Tunney. The flaws were two. He was the man who beat a popular idol when he twice destroyed Dempsey. And … he lacked the common touch, choosing to hang out with scholars.

Source: Povich, Shirley. Washington Post. (November 10, 1978): C1

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