The One Is Jack Hurley, Volume One: Son of Fargo

         by John Ochs                     

 Foreword by J Michael Kenyon

Product Details: Paperback, 732 pages

415 photographs and illustrations

page size 6.14 x 9.21 inches

Published by RhythmMaster Publications, LLC, April 1, 2017

Price : $39.95 plus postage online from























First in a three-volume series focusing on promoter/manager Jack Hurley. In addition to telling the story of his early years and of Petrolle’s career, Volume 1 includes tales of Russie LeRoy, Luther McCarty, Mike Gibbons, Young Jack Thompson, Art (What-A-Man) Shires, Primo Carnera, Jack Dempsey, Charley Retzlaff, Billy McCarney, Tex Rickard, Doc Kearns, and a host of other ring personalities. The volume also looks behind the scenes at boxing promotion in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Newark, and New York in the 1920s and ’30s. Other themes traced in the series include the lineage of the heavyweight title from 1919 to 1971, power struggles for control of boxing at Madison Square Garden and the Chicago Stadium from the 1920s to the ’50s, and TV’s devastating effect on live boxing in the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s.

 A deluxe hardbound version with dust jacket is available from the publisher for $49.95 upon payment by check, money order or PayPal. To purchase the hardbound version, contact the publisher at or by postal mail at RhythmMaster Publications, LLC; 6727-41st Ave. SW;  Seattle, WA, 98136, USA. Postage is extra and at this point is being determined on a case-by-case basis.

Volume Two, The Old Professor’s Chicago Days, (paperback $29.95 from Amazon, and hardback $39.95 from the publisher)  

Volume Two

Volume Three, Deacon Jack and the Dawn of Major-League Sports in Seattle, (paperback $35.95 from Amazon, and hardback $45.95 from the publisher)

Volume Three