I love history, anything to do with history really. Sports history, war history, The Renissance, The Dark Ages, the BOM times and Bible times, history in itself just intriges me. In high school I took an Olympic and Sports history class and learned about James J. Braddock, an Irish boxer in America during the Great Depression. I feel in love with his Cinderella Story, it just struck a cord in my heart. He had so much love for his family and wanted to do whatever it took to provide for them. At a time when couples were having to send their children away to homes to take care of them, he refused to have his family broken up and did everything he could to take care of them, including boxing with broken ribs and hands, going without his meals so that his kids could have extra, and working 24 hours at a time sometimes when ever he could get the work to make sure his family survived. At the age of 29 (old for a boxer) he came back against all odds and battling with freshly healed limbs and won the World Heavy Weight title, setting his family up for the rest of their life. His journey to get there was not easy and was plaqued with many heart aches and full of disapointments but he never gave up on his dream or his family. The story always stuck with me. A few years ago they wrote a book about it and came out with the movie both titled CINDERELLA MAN. We bought the book and Noah read it and fell in love with the story as well, we immediately bought the movie and were very impressed with how accurate the book and movie both are. If you have not seen or read either one you really should, its really a wonderful historically accurate story.