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  • Ireland's Boxing Legends: Ringside with the Celtic Warriorsby Thomas Myler

    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...

  • James J. Corbettby Armond Fields

    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...

  • Ali vs. Inokiby Josh Gross

    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...

  • Max Baer and Barney Rossby Jeffrey Sussman

    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...

  • On Boxingby Joyce Carol Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    A reissue of bestselling, award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates' classic collection of essays on boxing. more...

  • Atlasby Teddy Atlas

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    "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...

  • Becoming Holyfieldby Evander Holyfield; Lee Gruenfeld

    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...

  • Barney Rossby Douglas Century

    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...

  • The Art and Aesthetics of Boxingby David Scott

    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...

  • Life in the Ringby John Oden

    Hatherleigh Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    Much more than a book on boxing. Life in the Ring is equally historical, literary, and inspirational. Truly a one-of-a-kind book. There is no sport more unforgiving than boxing. Boxing represents the best of who we are as individuals. Those who have participated in the sport, at any level, can use the lessons they have learned in all aspects of... more...