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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 13.99
Lost in the annals of boxing is the sport's true Cinderella story. James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash of 1929. With one good hand, Braddock was forced to labor on the docks of Hoboken.... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99
Boxing is well-known for its training regime, which produces some of the strongest, fittest athletes in the world. 'Boxing fitness', a recent development in personal fitness, has adapted elements of this training into a safe, enjoyable and effective workout. A non-contact discipline, it's fun and suitable for everyone. In essence, it's a great cardiovascular... more...
- 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...
- Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 14.99
The story of New York in the Fifties?of Rat Pack cool and the fading of the mob?s glamour, brilliantly told through the prism of Madison Square Garden New York in the Fifties was the most interesting and most vibrant city in the world. New York gave the world a couple of other things too: one bloody and brutal but the king of sports, the... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99
There is only one winner in boxing. Fighting against your opponent and fighting against your own inner demons become one in the same. Those who survive both in and out of the ring are beloved worldwide. Those who do not spiral downward into drugs, prison, and even murder. "[My] life's been pretty tragic," remarks Johnny. "But in the ring, it's been... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 23.99
A comprehensive, practical guide to non-contact boxing - looks at workouts in an individual, group or class setting. Learn how to improve clients' body composition, heart-lung stamina, strength, speed, co-ordination, balance and flexibility. It also covers boxing training's less tangible but equally important benefits such as building confidence and... more...
- Library of America 2015; US$ 29.95
BILL LITTLEFIELD, a nationally known author and veteran sports commentator, has been the host of National Public Radio?s weekly sports program Only A Game since it began in 1993. He lives in Boston. more...
- Library of America 2012; US$ 20.00
Named a best book of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle, At the Fights is a gritty and glittering anthology of the very best writing about boxing. Here are Jack London on the immortal Jack Johnson; Richard Wright on Joe Louis?s historic victory over Max Schmeling; A. J. Liebling?s brilliantly comic portrait of a manager who really identifies with... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Hailed by critics as a long overdue portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson, a man who was as elusive out of the ring as he was magisterial in it, Pound for Pound is a lively and nuanced profile of an athlete who is arguably the best boxer the sport has ever known. So great were Robinson's skills, he was eulogized by Woody Allen, compared to Joe Louis, and... more...
- Tracks Publishing 2004; US$ 9.99
The techniques taught in this book enable fighters and self-defense students to knock down and knock out their opponents. Maneuvers covered include the unique no holds barred (NHB) striking stance and the complete NHB striking arsenal—every punch, kick, elbow blow, knee strike, head-butt, forearm shot, and shoulder-butt is detailed. No holds barred... more...