By J. Kirkpatrick Flack
Herta and Noel Field in the late 1960s in Budapest. Field Family Collection
Rita Plush’s latest novel is entertaining and, well, soothing.
Max Baer, seen in 1940, won more than 50 fights by knockout. He became heavyweight champion in 1934. Library of Congress
Abe Attell, once dubbed "the Little Hebrew" at 5-foot-4 and at most 122 pounds, was a whirlwind of ferocity and a prototype for later Jewish boxers.Bain News Service / Library of Congress
James D. Zirin