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- Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 10.94
With an introduction by Salman Rushdie With a new afterword by the author It was the night of February 25, 1964. A cloud of cigar smoke drifted through the ring lights. Cassius Clay threw punches into the gray floating haze and waited for the bell. When Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mould. He changed... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99
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
With an Introduction by Salman Rushdie On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was "a new kind of black man" who would... 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...
- The Columba Press 2012; US$ 4.99
Ireland has produced many famous boxers and has made, and continues to make, a major contribution to the long, rich history of the sport. Besides second-generation Irish legends like John L Sullivan, James J Corbett, Gene Tunney and many others, native sons have kept the tricolour flying throughout the far corners of the globe. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2001; US$ 35.00
When he died in 1933, James J. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett was honored by two distinguished groups of people: the professional boxing public, who celebrated him as America's greatest boxing champion, and the world of popular theater admirers, who revered him as one of Broadway's top vaudeville headliners. Corbett was uniquely instrumental... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2016; US$ 16.99
Inoki can use his bare fists. He can use karate. This is serious. There?s $10 million involved. I wouldn?t pull a fraud on the public. This is real. There?s no plan. The blood. The holds. The pain. Everything is going to be real. I?m not here in this time of my life to come out with some phony action. I want you to know this is real." Muhammad Ali,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99
This book follows the lives and careers of two Jewish boxers, Max Baer and Barney Ross, who fought in the 1920s and 1930s when anti-Semitism was rife in the United States and Europe. American Jews needed symbols of strength and demonstrations of courage against their enemies, and they found both in these two outstanding world boxing champions. Max... more...