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Boxing

  • Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxingby Mike Silver

    Lyons Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    In the period from 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and more than 160 Jewish boxers ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring , by renowned boxing historian Mike Silver, presents this vibrant social history in the first illustrated encyclopedic compendium of its kind.... more...

  • Ingemar Johanssonby Ken Brooks

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Ingemar Johansson's right hand--dubbed "The Hammer of Thor"--was the most fearsome in boxing, and Johansson's three fights with Floyd Patterson rank among the sport's classic rivalries. Yet most fans know little about the Swedish playboy who won the world heavyweight championship with a shocking third round knockout of Patterson... more...

  • Moneyby Tris Dixon

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 13.11

    Floyd ?Money? Mayweather is one of the most successful professional boxers of all time. In September 2015 he defeated Andre Berto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to claim his forty-ninth professional victory in a glittering unbeaten ring career that has spanned two decades. Born into a boxing family that was barely surviving on the poverty... more...

  • King of the Worldby David Remnick; Salman Rushdie

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 9.12

    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...

  • Punching Above their Weightby Sean McGoldrick

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 16.03

    An account of the history, heritage, successes and failures of Irish boxing. Incorporating interviews with key players including Gary Keegan, Billy Walsh, Katie Taylor, boxers past and present and people closely associated with the sport. more...

  • The Phantom Punchby Rob Sneddon

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 14.99

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  • El combate del sigloby Jack London; Laura Salas

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    4 de julio de 1910. Reno, Nevada. Todo está listo: James J. Jeffries ?la gran esperanza blanca? se enfrentará al primer campeón negro de la historia de los pesos pesados, Jack Johnson ?el gigante de Galveston? Jack London está en Reno cubriendo la noticia para el New York Herald , junto a él muchos otros periodistas de todo el mundo y miles de... more...

  • The Little Book of Irish Boxingby Barry Flynn

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    A concise history of all the major figures in Irish boxing, from Barry McGuigan to Katy Taylor, this book from highly experienced author Barry Flynn is a must for fans of Irish boxing all over the world. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts can be dipped into time and... more...

  • Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sportsby Alex Channon; Christopher R. Matthews

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. more...

  • The Soul Of A Butterflyby Hana Yasmeen Ali; Muhammad Ali

    Transworld 2015; US$ 11.27

    In this poignant, moving book, Muhammad Ali shares the beliefs he has come to live by and which he has passed on to his children. Some of the wisdom is his own; some comes from the teachings of true Islam, from his spiritual studies, and from people he has met in the course of his extraordinary life. Here, as he recalls his early days as a young warrior... more...