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Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

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  • Fencer's Start-Upby Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Debunking the sport?s rumored reputation of being outdated, this newly revised edition explores the ancient yet powerfully rich and entertaining art of fencing. Covering Olympic-style foil, epee, and saber methods, this comprehensive guide also features tips on safety, etiquette, and technique. With a brief history on the sport and an updated resource... more...

  • Chuvaloby George Chuvalo; Murray Greig

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 15.99

    The inspirational memoir of the Canadian boxer who fought some of the greatest heavyweights in history, including Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, but lost everything outside the ring. From a tough Toronto childhood as the only son of immigrant parents, through a twenty-three-year career that earned him induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame,... more...

  • Tysonby Ellis Cashmore

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Beast. Monster. Savage. Psycho. The glowering menace of Mike Tyson has spooked us for almost two decades. And still we remain fascinated. Why? Ellis Cashmore's answer is disturbing: white society has created Tyson as vengeance for the loss of privilege produced by civil rights. Cashmore's eviscerating analysis of Tyson's life and the culture in which... more...

  • Chuvaloby George Chuvalo; Murray Greig

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available

    The inspirational memoir of the Canadian boxer who fought some of the greatest heavyweights in history, including Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, but lost everything outside the ring. From a tough Toronto childhood as the only son of immigrant parents, through a twenty-three-year career that earned him induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame,... more...

  • Wenn alles in Scherben fälltby Luis Seebacher; Thomas Hanifle; Leopold Steurer

    Edition Raetia 2014; US$ 8.14

    Luis Seebacher erzählt facettenreich sein Aufwachsen als Laubengassler im Bozen der Zwanziger- und Dreißigerjahre: von Lausbubengeschichten, der faschistischen Schule und seiner Leidenschaft für den Boxsport. Hautnah erlebte er als junger Bub den Besuch des italienischen Königs auf dem Waltherplatz oder den Brand des Vogelweider-Verlages unter den... more...

  • Martial Arts of the Worldby Thomas Green

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 185.00

    Hollywood popularizes the martial arts in its own image - violence, glitz, and gore. But do you know the stories behind the martial arts systems? The rich history of the disciplines? These books set out to answer these questions and more. more...

  • Death and Money in The Afternoonby Adrian Shubert

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 18.99

    Bullfighting has long been perceived as an antiquated, barbarous legacy from Spain's medieval past. This book argues that many of that country's best poets, philosophers, and intellectuals have accepted the corrida as the embodiment of Spain's rejection of the modern world. more...

  • Oscar De La Hoyaby Susan Muaddi Darraj; Rob Maaddi

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00

    When he was just a skinny, shy kid riding his skateboard through the streets of the East Los Angeles barrio, Oscar De La Hoya never thought he would one day be one of the world's premier boxers, setting records and winning championships. This title presents the story of a young boy with a dream and the perseverance to make it a reality. more...

  • The Art and Aesthetics of Boxingby David Scott

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    What separates the chaos of fighting from the coherent ritual of boxing? According to author David Scott, it is a collection of aesthetic constructions, including the shape of the ring, the predictable rhythm of timed rounds, the uniformity of the boxers’ glamorous attire, and the stylization of the combatants’ posture and punches. In The... more...

  • Life in the Ringby John Oden

    Hatherleigh Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    Much more than a book on boxing. Life in the Ring is equally historical, literary, and inspirational. Truly a one-of-a-kind book. There is no sport more unforgiving than boxing. Boxing represents the best of who we are as individuals. Those who have participated in the sport, at any level, can use the lessons they have learned in all aspects of... more...