Here are jack london on the immortal Jack Johnson; Richard Wright on Joe Louis’s historic victory over Max Schmeling; A. Liebling’s brilliantly comic portrait of a manager who really identifies with his fighter; jimmy cannon on archie moore, the greatest fighter of the 1950s; James Baldwin and Gay Talese on Floyd Patterson’s epic fight with Sonny Liston; George Plimpton on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X; Norman Mailer on the Rumble in the Jungle; Mark Kram on the Thrilla in Manila; Pete Hamill on legendary trainer and manager Cus D’Amato; Mark Kriegel on Oscar De La Hoya; and David Remnick and Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson.
The Sweet ScienceNorth Point Press #ad - It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind the fight, and he evokes the atmosphere in the arena as distinctly as he does the goings-on in the ring--a combination that prompted Sports Illustrated to name The Sweet Science the best American sports book of all time.
Liebling's classic new yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. A. J. North Point Press.
The Great American Sports Page: A Century of Classic Columns from Ring Lardner to Sally Jenkins: A Library of America Special PublicationLibrary of America #ad - But the best american sportswriters also found ways to write powerfully about lesser-known athletes and to convey, often with heartbreaking honesty and insight, the less glamorous and more tragic facets of the games we love. Some even helped change the games they wrote about. Gathered here in a groundbreaking anthology, their writings capture some of sport's most enduring moments and many of its all-time greats: Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Jordan among them.
North Point Press. A first-of-its-kind celebration of the newspaper scribes who made sportswriting a glorious popular art, and immortalized America's greatest games and athletesSpanning nearly a century, The Great American Sports Page presents essential columns from more than three dozen masters of the press-box craft.
The Great American Sports Page: A Century of Classic Columns from Ring Lardner to Sally Jenkins: A Library of America Special Publication #ad - In its survey of the finest american sportswriting from ring lardner to thomas Boswell, from Red Smith and Jimmy Cannon to Bob Ryan and Michael Wilbon, complexity, The Great American Sports Page takes the measure of the human richness, and competitive spirit of sports and the athletes who continue to fascinate and inspire us.
These unforgettable dispatches from world Series, Super Bowls, and title bouts for the ages were written on deadline with passion, spontaneity, humor, and a gift for the memorable phrase. Read avidly day in and day out by a sports-mad public, these columnists became journalistic celebrities in their home cities, their coverage trusted and savored, their opinions hotly debated.
Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told: Thirty-Six Incredible Tales From The RingLyons Press #ad - North Point Press. The greatest boxing stories ever told is the perfect gift for fight fans and non-fight fans alike, and with its allstar lineup of "contenders" throwing "haymakers" and "uppercuts" in every round, it stands as the definitive volume of short stories on this enduring pugilistic pastime. Whether the story be about the triumph of a heroic champion, a tragic death in the ring, or victories against seemingly impossible odds, the shady tactics of fight promoters, each story in this varied collection connects powerfully with the reader.
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On BoxingHarper Perennial Modern Classics #ad - A reissue of bestselling, award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates' classic collection of essays on boxing. North Point Press. Harper Perennial Modern Classics.
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New YorkVintage #ad - This is how he built and dominated New York—before, finally, he was stripped of his reputation by the press and his power by Nelson Rockefeller. But his work, and his will, had been done. He was held in fear—his dossiers could disgorge the dark secret of anyone who opposed him. How, inevitably, the accumulation of power became an end in itself.
Robert moses held power in the state for 44 years, through the mayoralties of la guardia, and in the city for 34 years, O'Dwyer, Roosevelt, Wagner and Lindsay, Dewey, through the governorships of Smith, Impellitteri, Harriman and Rockefeller, Lehman, He personally conceived and carried through public works costing 27 billion dollars—he was undoubtedly America's greatest builder.
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York #ad - He dominated the politics and politicians of his time—without ever having been elected to any office. Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor. Everywhere acknowledged as a modern american classic, the power broker is a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, and chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest books of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, but the story of the shaping and mis-shaping of New York in the twentieth century.
And in telling the moses story, caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens—the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses—and brings to light a bonanza of vital information about such national figures as Alfred E. How, rebuffed by the entrenched political establishment, he fought for the power to accomplish his ideals.
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Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive DefenseSimon & Schuster #ad - Vintage. Simon Schuster. Straightforward and with detailed illustrations, Championship Boxing instructs the reader in the theory, and application of powerful punching, aggressive defense, proper stance, training, feinting, and footwork. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. The methods dempsey reveals will prove useful to both amateurs and professionals.
Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense #ad - I was confident that i could take the rawest beginner, or even an experienced fighter, and teach him exactly what self-defense was all about. Jack dempsey North Point Press. Fighting techniques and strategies from World Champion and Hall of Fame Boxer, Jack Dempsey. Jack dempsey, one of the greatest and most popular boxers of all time, reveals the techniques behind his unparalleled success in the ring.
Dark Trade: Lost in BoxingHamilcar Publications #ad - The result is a stunning chronicle that captures not only mcrae's compelling personal journey through the world of professional prizefighting, but also the stories of some of its biggest names in boxing―James Toney, Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones, Mike Tyson, Naseem Hamed, Evander Holyfield, Jr. And others.
Singular in his ability to uncover the emotional forces that drive men to get into the ring, McRae brilliantly exposes the hopes and fears and obsessions of these legendary fighters, while revealing some of his own along the way. Mcrae brings to the highly charged, obsessive world of professional boxing a novelist's eye and ear for revealing detail and convincingly recalled dialogue.
Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing #ad - This is a new edition, that includes a new chapter by the author, released in the United States for the first time, plus a stunning cover that features a painting of boxer James Toney by noted boxing artist Amanda Kelley. There is no other sport like boxing. This is an impassioned book. Joyce carol oates, la times“this deeper understanding of everything that surrounds the fight game is what makes Dark Trade so compelling and why McRae’s brave book remains essential reading for any boxing fan.
Joshua isard, by donald mcrae, award-winning author of eleven non-fiction books and staff writer for The Guardian, The Fight CityDark Trade: Lost In Boxing, is widely considered of one of the best boxing books all time. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. North Point Press.
Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of BoxingMcbooks Press #ad - Simon Schuster. North Point Press. Used book in Good Condition. From training camps to locker rooms, author George Kimball was there to cover every body shot, uppercut, and TKO. Championship bouts during this era were replete with revenge and fury, often pitting one of these storied fighters against another.
Inside stories full of drama, sacrifice, fear, and pain make up this treasury of boxing tales brought to life by one of the sport's greatest writers. Roberto duran, sugar ray leonard, and thomas "hit man" hearns all formed the pantheon of boxing greats during the late 1970s and early 1980s―before the pay-per-view model, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, when prize fights were telecast on network television and still captured the nation's attention.
Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing #ad - Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Vintage.
The FightRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - . Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. Simon Schuster. One was muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible “professor of boxing. The other was george Foreman, who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream. The cincinnati Post North Point Press. In 1974 in kinshasa, zaïre, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other.
Praise for the fight “Exquisitely refined and attenuated. He also makes the whole act of reporting seem as exciting as what’s occurring in the ring. Gq “stylistically, Mailer was the greatest boxing writer of all time. Chuck klosterman, esquire “One of Mailer’s finest books. Louis menand, the new yorker praise for norman Mailer “Norman Mailer loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.
The Fight #ad - The new york times “A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent. The new yorker “Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure. The washington post “A devastatingly alive and original creative mind. Life “mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.
The new york review of books “The largest mind and imagination in modern American literature.
Fat City New York Review Books ClassicsNYRB Classics #ad - Random House Trade Paperbacks. Simon Schuster. When two men meet in the ring—the retired boxer billy Tully and the newcomer Ernie Munger—their brief bout sets into motion their hidden fates, initiating young Munger into the company of men and luring Tully back into training. New york Review of Books. Vintage.
In a dispassionate and composed voice, ruben luna, leonard gardner narrates their swings of fortune, as he watches the most promising boys one by one succumb to some undefined weakness; still, and the stubborn optimism of their manager, “There was always someone who wanted to fight. North Point Press.
Fat City New York Review Books Classics #ad - Fat city is a vivid novel of allegiance and defeat, of the potent promise of the good life and the desperation and drink that waylay those whom it eludes. Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Stockton, california, is the setting: the lido Gym, the Hotel Coma, Main Street lunchrooms and dingy bars, days like long twilights in houses obscured by untrimmed shrubs and black walnut trees.