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  • The Agrarian Question in North Vietnam, 1974-79by Adam Fforde

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    A look at race relations in theUS during the first half of the 20th century, through the first two African-American heavyweight boxing champions, Jack Johnson and Joe Louis. Using the Black press of the time, the author explores how their public careers and private lives define and explain national issues from the early 1900s to the late 1940s. more...

  • Jackie Robinson: My Own Storyby Jackie Robinson; Branch Rickey; Wendell Smith

    Golden Springs Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Autobiography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, beginning with his athletic career and dealing particularly with baseball and the first step toward equal participation by African Americans in this great sport. “I believe that a man’s race, color, and religion should never constitute a handicap. The denial to anyone, anywhere, any time of equality... more...

  • Rose of Soweto - The Dingaan Thobela Storyby Deon Potgieter

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 13.58

    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...

  • Smokin’ Joeby Joe Frazier; Phil Berger

    Blackstone Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    When boxing was bold, bright, and glamorous and the fights were the hottest sporting events of the year, Joe Frazier was king as the Heavyweight Champion of the World. From 1970 to 1973 he reigned. With a career record of 32-4-1 with twenty-seven knockouts and an Olympic gold medal, Frazier leaves little question that he was one of the greatest fighters... more...

  • More Than a Championby Jan Philipp Reemtsma

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.00

    "A dazzling portrait. . . . Written with energy, daring, and artful intelligence."  --San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Liston and Aliby Bob Mee

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 15.50

    Sport can offer catharsis in times of crisis, but not this time. Liston was a mob fighter with a criminal past, and rumours were spreading that Clay was not just a noisy, bright-eyed boy blessed with more than his share of the craziness of youth, but a believer in a shadowy cult: the Nation of Islam. Instead of a hero and a villain, boxing had served... more...

  • Michael Watson's Storyby Michael Watson; Steve Bunce

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    This is the autobiography of Michael Watson, the former Commonwealth Middleweight champion, whose career was tragically cut short. In 1991 he had a world title fight with Chris Eubank - the people's champion against the guy we love to hate. Eubank retained his belt, but it was one of the most controversial decisions in British boxing history. The... more...

  • My Storyby Bernard Dunne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.68

    Bernard Dunne boxed for the first time at the age of 6. Twenty-three years later, in an electrifying performance at the O2 arena in Dublin, he stopped the brilliant Ricardo Cordoba to take the WBA World Super Bantamweight belt. The path from the gym in west Dublin to the world title was often a rocky one. Here, for the first time, Bernard... more...

  • Beautiful Brutality: The Family Ties at the Heart of Boxingby Adam Smith

    Transworld 2012; US$ 21.14

    Boxing. The Sport of Kings. And for every king, there are kingmakers and princes, determined heirs and ruthless pretenders to the throne. Boxers may enter the ring alone, but behind them are their families, many of whom have spent a career in the fight game themselves. And all are caught up in this most beautiful but brutal of sports. Beautiful... more...

  • Jacobs Beachby Kevin Mitchell

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    Gangsters have been around boxing for ever. When boxing took hold in Madison Square Garden just after the First World War, a new wave of criminals moved in: the Mob. It was then that Prohibition gave street legitimacy to organised crime right across America; and by the time Joe Louis arrived to breathe excitement through a country ravaged by the Great... more...