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Boxing

  • 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...

  • Prizefighter - The Searing Autobiography of Britain's Bareknuckle Boxing Championby Decca Heggie

    John Blake Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    'You can get a couple of years for beating the shit out of another bloke, or a couple of grand. I chose to do the latter'. Decca's story is that of a bullied boy with an impossible dream. Of solvent abuse, violence, drug addiction, depression, boxing and bareknuckle fighting but - ultimately - redemption. It begins on a council estate in Carlisle... more...

  • Toon Upby J J Gammond

    G2 Rights Ltd 2017; US$ 2.49

    TOON UP Storming straight back into the Premier League at the first time of asking, Newcastle United's title chase with Brighton went right down to the wire before the Championship trophy headed to Tyneside. United were a full nine points ahead of third placed Reading in the final analysis, as under Rafa Benitez The Magpies were never destined to settle... more...

  • Night Trainby Nick Tosches

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    'Dazzling... An unforgettable journey to some of boxing's darkest places' Steve Bunce, author of Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2000 A breathtakingly brutal and evocative account of the life of infamous boxing world champion Sonny Liston Sonny Liston is one... more...

  • Nigel Benn - Dark Destroyerby Nigel Benn

    John Blake Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    NIGEL BENN is a powerhouse among boxers. Known to his fans as the Dark Destroyer, all of his first 22 professional fights ended with him knocking out 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...

  • Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxingby Steve Bunce

    Transworld 2017; US$ 26.78

    Boxing is Steve Bunce's game. He has filed thousands and thousands of fight reports from ringside. He has written millions and millions of words for national newspapers previewing boxing, profiling boxers and proselytising on the business. He has been the voice of British boxing on the airwaves, both radio and television, with an army of loyal fans.... more...

  • Believeby Nicola Adams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 21.14

    At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history. The flyweight boxer - nicknamed the smiling assassin - became the first ever woman to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. Growing up in Leeds, Nicola stumbled into boxing in her local sports centre while her mum was at aerobics. Age... more...

  • The Definitive History of World Championship Boxingby Barry Hugman; Sean Willis

    G2 Rights Ltd 2017; US$ 7.49

    This epic book is the result of more than 30 years of research by world renowned boxing historian Barry J. Hugman, who has scoured libraries, newspapers and relevant institutions across several countries to pull together the most complete history of world championship boxing. Invaluable assistance on early British material has been provided by Harold... more...

  • Sting Like a Beeby Leigh Montville

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 30.00

    An insightful portrait of Muhammad Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military—and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. With the death... more...

  • Blood Sisters: Can a pledge made for life endure beyond death? (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 6)by Julie Shaw

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 8.30

    It’s 1983 and best friends Vicky and Lucy swear that they will always be there for each other, that they’ll never let anyone come between them. But fast forward 4 years and life on the Canterbury Estate has gotten very messy. more...