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- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Many tales have been told of boxers who have risen up against the odds to achieve success in their lives. None, however, has been as dramatic and had such a profoundly inspirational influence on the people who shared the dream as the true life story of the man they call The Rose of Soweto. Dingaan Thobela, The Rose of Soweto, has been described as... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95
Boxing has been a part of our history going back centuries. Whether it?s bare knuckle or the pay-per-view fights we see today, it has been a staple in our lives. In Classic Boxing Stories , Paul D. Staudohar has collected work from dozens of writers, telling stories about the sport that has been so important to them. With tales going back 100 years,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99
?In this remarkable collection . . . the spirit of Hemingway lives on.? ? The Wall Street Journal F. X. Toole knew boxing. Between bouts, he wrote, and two years before his death he published this collection of stories, giving readers an unprecedented look at the gritty life around the ring. He tells of a cutman with a sweet tooth, young... more...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
"Of all the people who have affected by my life and influence the choices I've made, none has been more important than my father." So begins the autobiography of legendary boxing trainer and commentator Teddy Atlas, who grew from the rebellious son of a doctor to a man who embraces, and lives by, his father's values and code. In this gritty, spellbinding... more...
- 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...
- 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...