A true Cinderella story

"Cinderella Man" is a Ron Howard movie. So how far does it stray from real life? Jeff Merron finds out.

Updated: June 21, 2005, 10:53 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

James J. Braddock, the Cinderella Man who scored one of the greatest heavyweight upsets in boxing history when he beat Max Baer in 1935 for the title, is now in the midst of his second great comeback. With a couple of big books, including Jeremy Schaap's excellent "Cinderella Man," and the new movie by the same title (Schaap was not involved in the film), his story is everywhere.

Schaap's book is compelling stuff and worth the read. Going to check out the movie, and don't want to ...

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