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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 12.00
A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27
Everyone is familiar with the gypsy race but few outside their close-knit and ancient community really know what being a gypsy is about -how they live and how they think. This is the story of a gypsy man, Jimmy Stockin, born into a world where fighting is first nature. Whilst football maybe the chosen sport for most British males, bare-knuckle fighting... more...
- Free Press 2012; US$ 15.99
FRANK SINATRA FAWNED OVER HIM. WARREN ZEVON WROTE A TRIBUTE SONG. Sylvester Stallone produced his life story as a movie of the week. In the 1980s, Ray ?Boom Boom? Mancini wasn?t merely the lightweight champ. An adoring public considered him a national hero, the real Rocky. From the mobbed-up steel city of Youngstown, Ohio, Mancini was cast as... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 11.27
Collected here for the first time are the best of Davis Miller's essays and memoirs. The volume contains his celebrated trilogy of award-winning Muhammad Ali pieces, including the classic 'My Dinner with Ali', together with a provocative new essay called 'The Yin and the Yang of Muhammad Ali'. There are also two pieces about Miller's unusual relationship... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 14.09
Twenty-four hours after arriving in Dublin, Muhammad Ali rang his publicist Harold Conrad. "Hey, Hal?" said Ali, "where are all the niggers in this country?" "Ali," replied Conrad, "there aren't any." On July 19, 1972, it took Muhammad Ali 11 rounds to defeat Al 'Blue' Lewis at Croke Park, Dublin. A mere footnote in the larger Ali story, this fight... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 21.00 US$ 17.22
Boxing's greatest trainer reveals all "The book is written in a highly conversational tone, and by the end the reader will know precisely what it is like to listen to the Bill Walsh of boxing hold court on the exotic art of the cornerman." --New York Times Book Review "[H]ere's one for the fans: an as-close-up-as-you-can-get view of boxing's... more...
- Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 13.95
Beetle-browed, nearly bald, a head that rode his collarbones like a bowling ball returning on rails, his waist size more than half his five-foot-eight height, Two Ton Tony Galento appeared nearly square, his legs two broomsticks jammed into a vertical hay bale. By all measures he stood no chance when he stepped into the ring against the Brown Bomber,... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 10.60
Oscar De La Hoya, uno de los luchadores más celebrados en la historia del boxeo, nos brinda su historia franca y conmovedora sobre cómo logró el Sueño Americano: su ascenso al éxito, el poder de una ética de trabajo sólida, la dolorosa pérdida de su madre al cáncer, las trampas del estrellato, así como una perspectiva muy personal de lo que significa... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99
NIGEL BENN is a powerhouse among boxers. Known to his fans as the Dark Destroyer, his first 22 professional fights ended with him knocking out all his opponents - half of them before the first round was over. In this book, Nigel Benn tells it like it is. From the grim days he spent in the army in Northern Ireland, to his notorious battle with Chris... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50
From jazz fantasy camp to running a movie studio; from a fight between an old guy and a fat guy to a fear of clowns?Carlo Rotella?s Playing in Time delivers good stories full of vivid characters, all told with the unique voice and humor that have garnered Rotella many devoted readers in the New York Times Magazine , Boston Globe, and Washington... more...