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- 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 $10 million involved. I wouldn?t pull a fraud on the public. This is real. There?s no plan. The blood. The holds. The pain. Everything is going to be real. I?m not here in this time of my life to come out with some phony action. I want you to know this is real." Muhammad Ali,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
"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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 0.99
Set in New York in the Depression, this is the story of Jim Braddock, who takes up boxing to make money to feed his family, and eventually goes up against champ Max Baer, notorious for having killed two men in the ring. James J. Braddock, born in New York City, was known locally for his thunderous right hand and successful amateur boxing career.... more...
- 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...