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  • Hitters, Dancers and Ring Magiciansby Kelly Richard Nicholson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95

    This volume offers detailed information about the boxers who were active during boxing's "Golden Age," 1890 to 1910, focusing primarily on George "Kid" Lavigne, Bob Fitzsimmons, Barbados Joe Walcott, Joe Gans, Terry McGovern, Sam Langford, and Stanley Ketchel, and their opponents, who were also key figures. more...

  • Martial Arts of the Worldby Thomas A. Green; Joseph R. Svinth

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 180.00

    ABC-CLIO's Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation is the most authoritative reference ever published on combat disciplines from around the world and across history. Coverage includes Shaolin monks, jousting knights, Roman gladiators, Westerner gunfighters, samurai warriors, and heavyweight boxers. These iconic figures... more...

  • The Ultimate Book of Boxing Listsby Bert Randolph Sugar; Teddy Atlas

    Running Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    What were the ten most fantastic knockouts in boxing history? Which pugilist had the greatest jab of all time? What were the sport?s most intense rivalries? Who scored the biggest upsets in the sport?s annals? Which fighters have the best nicknames? These questions and many others are answered in this bold collection of ranked lists from two of boxing?s... more...

  • Peter Jacksonby Bob Petersen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    Born to former slaves on St. Croix in 1860, Peter Jackson made his name as a boxer with his smooth, fast style and a dangerous one-two combination. After immigrating to Australia, Jackson became that country's national heavyweight champion in 1886 before moving on to the United States and claiming the title of Colored Champion of the World in 1888.... more...

  • How to Win a Fightby Lawrence Kane; Kris Wilder

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 14.99

    Two veteran martial arts instructors and a renowned comic book illustrator deliver the ultimate course in self-defense More than three million Americans are involved in a violent physical encounter every year. In these situations, knowledge is power, and few teachers are better equipped to deliver that knowledge than Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder.... more...

  • Fighting Chanceby Derrick Allsop

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 13.59

    Few sports polarise public opinion as boxing does. Some contend that it is repugnant and barbaric, for others a legitimate, regulated contest of skill, strength and willpower. What cannot be denied is that the fight game has produced some of sport's greatest icons. Many more are content to make a decent living or at least supplement their income... more...

  • Secret Tacticsby Kazumi Tabata

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    In the tradition of The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings , one of America's most experienced teachers of karate offers new interpretations of fundamental martial arts texts. The book includes new translations of essays on leadership, correct behavior, character, and values. "Hereditary Manual of Fighting Techniques" by Yagyu Tajimanokami Munenori... more...

  • Falling Hardby Chris Jones

    Random House 2012; US$ 9.52

    365 days, 7 fights, 4 Kos, 3 decisions, 2 scandals, 1 missing ear, 1 wild yearChris Jones did not know what he was getting himself into. He looked for a sport to call his own when he was hired as a rookie reporter. He found boxing. Over the course of the year that followed, the dark trade would creep deeply inside him, set his heart pumping one... more...

  • Knives 2011by Joe Kertzman

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 29.99

    A Stunning Showcase Of Custom Knives The craft of knifemaking is alive and well, as evidenced by the stunning edged masterpieces revealed between the covers of the best book on blades ever published— Knives 2011 . The art of fashioning knives includes carving, engraving, sculpting, scrimshaw, jewel inlaying, damascus-making and more. Never... more...

  • Enlightenment through Aikidoby Kanshu Sunadomari

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 11.95

    Enlightenment through Aikido focuses on Aikido's spiritual teachings, drawing on Sunadomari's experiences as a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba. Quotes from the founder and the author's interpretations show how Aikido can develop inner strength and tranquility. This book is an excellent companion for those practitioners who aspire to go beyond the... more...