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Boxing

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  • Gatekeeperby Gary Goodridge; Mark Dorsey

    ECW Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    The biography of a pioneer in the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene, this work takes readers through Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge?s entire career - from his rollercoaster formative years and his emergence as a world champion athlete to his role as a loving father struggling to find work.With humble beginnings as an immigrant in a small city in... more...

  • King of the Worldby David Remnick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    There were mythic sports figures before him--Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio--but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. Ali... more...

  • Fightby Eugene S. Robinson

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Crushing your enemies, driving them before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women? It doesn't get any better than this." ?Eugene Robinson, ripping off John Milius That's the sentiment that surges just below the surface of Eugene Robinson's Fight ? an engrossing, intimate look into the all?absorbing world of fighting. Robinson ? a former... more...

  • Beautiful Brutality: The Family Ties at the Heart of Boxingby Adam Smith

    Transworld 2012; US$ 22.14

    Boxing. The Sport of Kings. And for every king, there are kingmakers and princes, determined heirs and ruthless pretenders to the throne. Boxers may enter the ring alone, but behind them are their families, many of whom have spent a career in the fight game themselves. And all are caught up in this most beautiful but brutal of sports. ... more...

  • Sparring with Hemingwayby Budd Schulberg

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    Schulberg goes toe to toe with his lifelong passion in this collection of his greatest writings on boxing ?As much as I love boxing, I hate it.? So begins screenwriter, novelist, and journalist Budd Schulberg?s collection of essays on the sweet science of bruising, a sport that fueled his literary ambitions and unsettled his conscience from a... more...

  • On Boxingby Joyce Carol Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    A reissue of bestselling, award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates' classic collection of essays on boxing. more...

  • Becoming Holyfieldby Evander Holyfield; Lee Gruenfeld

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    History's only four-time world heavyweight boxing champion and one of America's most admired and beloved athletes reveals the dramatic story of his rise from poverty to the very pinnacle of the toughest sport on earth. Barely able to make it into the heavyweight division and almost always the smaller fighter in the ring, Holyfield spent his... more...

  • Barney Rossby Douglas Century

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series Born Dov-Ber Rasofsky to Eastern European immigrant parents, Barney Ross grew up in a tough Chicago neighborhood and witnessed his father?s murder, his mother?s nervous breakdown, and the dispatching of his three younger siblings to an orphanage, all before he turned fourteen. To make enough money to reunite the... more...

  • One Ring Circusby Katherine Dunn

    Schaffner Press, Inc. 2009; US$ 12.95

    Published together for the first time, this anthology of essays on boxing covers the sport in all its forms and at its many levels. Written in bestselling author Katherine Dunn?s characteristic vernacular, these pieces range from portraits of legendary fighters such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, and Mike Tyson to the unsung stories... 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...