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  • Cinderella Manby Marc Cerasini

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    Set in New York in the Depression, this is the story of Jim Braddock, who takes up boxing to make money to feed his family, and eventually goes up against champ Max Baer, notorious for having killed two men in the ring. James J. Braddock, born in New York City, was known locally for his thunderous right hand and successful amateur boxing career.... more...

  • Counterpunchby Ira Berkow

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Spanning the period between 1967 and 2005, this compilation includes 84 of Pulitzer Prize?winning author Ira Berkow?s columns on boxing. Readers will meet some of the greatest names in the sport?s history in the pages of this book, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, and Mike Tyson. Among the unforgettable stories gathered in this collection... more...

  • Cut Timeby Carlo Rotella

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 13.99

    Carlo Rotella, an award-winning writer and ringside veteran, unearths the hard wisdom in any kind of fight, from barroom dustup to HBO extravaganza. He vividly describes the tough choices and subtle pleasures that come the way of every fighter, from perennial underdogs on the tank-town circuit to the one-time heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, who... more...

  • The Last Great Fightby Joe Layden

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    Meticulously researched, wonderfully written; the untold story of a legendary fight and the two warriors who would never be the same again It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked out then-undefeated Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the 10th round in 1990 when the dominating and... more...

  • Manly Artby George Kimball

    Transworld 2011; US$ 22.38

    From the legendary Irish Times columnist and award-winning veteran American sports journalist George Kimball, author of the bestselling Four Kings , comes this compilation of boxing-related commentary, criticism, reportage and analysis, representing the best of his work over the last decade. This is a hard-hitting look at the current state of boxing,... more...

  • My Greatest Fightby Ken Gorman

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    Ken Gorman has gathered together a superb collection of fight reports, personal testimonies and reminiscences from some of the greatest boxers the world has ever seen. Spanning over four decades, this book features forty breathtaking encounters. Was there ever a more stunning victory than that of Steve Robinson, who won a world title with only two... more...

  • Ringsideby Budd Schulberg

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 12.78

    Ringside is a bountiful collection of the most memorable boxing stories by legendary fight-game writer Budd Schulberg. Schulberg takes us all the way back to an epic bare-knuckle contest in England 200 years ago; draws a revealing portrait of 'Uncle' Mike Jacobs, the promotional impresario of boxing in its golden age; expertly places Joe Louis... more...

  • Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxingby Mike Silver

    Lyons Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    In the period from 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and more than 160 Jewish boxers ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring , by renowned boxing historian Mike Silver, presents this vibrant social history in the first illustrated encyclopedic compendium of its kind.... more...

  • Third Man in the Ringby Michael Fitzgerald

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 26.95

    Officiating a professional boxing match can be a thankless job. When a match goes well, no one focuses on the referee. But when a controversy arises, everyone remembers the man who made the call. Third Man in the Ring explores the lives of thirty-three officials as they discuss what goes on inside the ropes and recount the disputes and clashes that... more...

  • The Top of His Game: The Best Sportswriting of W. C. Heinzby W. C. Heinz; Bill Littlefield

    Library of America 2015; US$ 29.95

    Bill Littlefield (NPR's Only a Game ) presents the second installment in the Library of America series devoted to classic American sportswriters, a defintive collector?s edition of the pathbreaking writer who invented the long-form sports story. Like his friend and admirer Red Smith, W. C. Heinz (1915?2008) was one of the most distinctive and  influential... more...