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At the Fights by George Kimball

Title At the Fights
Author George Kimball
Publisher
Release 2011
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 517
ISBN 9781598530926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An anthology of literary excerpts and articles inspired by boxing celebrates 100 years of the sport in America and includes such entries as Jack London's tribute to Jack Johnson, Norman Mailer's "Rumble in the Jungle" piece and George Plimpton's observations on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X.

Title At the Fights American Writers on Boxing
Author Various
Publisher Library of America
Release 2012-08-30
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 560
ISBN 1598532022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Named a best book of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle, At the Fights is a gritty and glittering anthology of the very best writing about boxing. Here are Jack London on the immortal Jack Johnson; Richard Wright on Joe Louis’s historic victory over Max Schmeling; A. J. 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. National Book Award–winning novelist Colum McCann (Let the Great World Spin) offers a foreword and, in a new preface, John Schulian pays tribute to his co-editor, George Kimball, who lost his battle with cancer in 2011.

Title The Cambridge Companion to Boxing
Author Gerald Early
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2019-01-24
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages
ISBN 1108651038
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

While humans have used their hands to engage in combat since the dawn of man, boxing originated in Ancient Greece as an Olympic event. It is one of the most popular, controversial and misunderstood sports in the world. For its advocates, it is a heroic expression of unfettered individualism. For its critics, it is a depraved and ruthless physical and commercial exploitation of mostly poor young men. This Companion offers engaging and informative essays about the social impact and historical importance of the sport of boxing. It includes a comprehensive chronology of the sport, listing all the important events and personalities. Essays examine topics such as women in boxing, boxing and the rise of television, boxing in Africa, boxing and literature, and boxing and Hollywood films. A unique book for scholars and fans alike, this Companion explores the sport from its inception in Ancient Greece to the death of its most celebrated figure, Muhammad Ali.

Reading the Fights by Joyce Carol Oates

Title Reading the Fights
Author Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher Seaver Books
Release 1988
Category African American boxers
Total Pages 305
ISBN 9780805005103
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The sport of boxing is celebrated and analyzed by such writers as A.J. Liebling, Norman Mailer, Leonard Gardner, Bill Barish, Gay Talase, Pete Hamill, Edward Hoagland, Joyce Carol Oates, and others

Reading the Fights by Joyce Carol Oates

Title Reading the Fights
Author Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher Prentice Hall
Release 1990
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 305
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The sport of boxing is celebrated and analyzed by such writers as A.J. Liebling, Norman Mailer, Gay Talese, Pete Hamill, Edward Hoagland, Joyce Carol Oates, and others

The Hurt Business by Colum Mccann

Title The Hurt Business
Author Colum Mccann
Publisher
Release 2014-04-02
Category
Total Pages 980
ISBN 9781459677791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From Jack London to Joyce Carol Oates, The Hurt Business is the ultimate boxing book covering a century of the greatest fighter and the writers who have followed 'the sweet science'. Beginning with Jack London's account of the 1910 championship bout between Jack Johnson and James Jeffries (for which the Call of the Wildman called for and coined the term ''''The Great White Hope''''), and ending with Carlo Rotella's 2002 homage to Larry Holmes (''''Champion at Twilight''''), The Hurt Business is a near century's worth of rip - roaring reveal. Some of it comes ringside, like Norman Mailer et; some of it comes from the gym, like Pete Hamill's ''''Up the Stairs with Cus D'Amato''''; and some of it comes from so far behind the scenes you feel as if you've been eavesdropping - Thomas Hauser's excerpt from The Black Lights. For fans of Norman Mailer's The Fight or George Kimball's Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing, The Hurt Business belongs on the shelves of any fan of boxing or sublime sports writing.

The Longest Fight by William Gildea

Title The Longest Fight
Author William Gildea
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release 2012-06-19
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1429942800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Many people came to Goldfield, Nevada, America's last gold-rush town, to seek their fortune. However, on a searing summer day in September 1906, they came not to strike it rich but to watch what would become the longest boxing match of the twentieth century—between Joe Gans, the first African American boxing champion, and "Battling" Nelson, a vicious and dirty brawler. It was a match billed as the battle of the races. In The Longest Fight, the longtime Washington Post sports correspondent William Gildea tells the story of this epic match, which would stretch to forty-two rounds and last two hours and forty-eight minutes. A new rail line brought spectators from around the country, dozens of reporters came to file blow-by-blow accounts, and an entrepreneurial crew's film of the fight, shown in theaters shortly afterward, endures to this day. The Longest Fight also recounts something much greater—the longer battle that Gans fought against prejudice as the premier black athlete of his time. It is a portrait of life in black America at the turn of the twentieth century, of what it was like to be the first black athlete to successfully cross the nation's gaping racial divide. Gans was smart, witty, trim, and handsome—with one-punch knockout power and groundbreaking defensive skills—and his courage despite discrimination prefigured the strife faced by many of America's finest athletes, including Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad Ali. Inside the ring and out, Gans took the first steps for the African American athletes who would follow, and yet his role in history was largely forgotten until now. The Longest Fight is a reminder of the damage caused by the bigotry that long outlived Gans, and the strength, courage, and will of those who fought to rise above.

The Hurt Business by George Kimball

Title The Hurt Business
Author George Kimball
Publisher Aurum
Release 2013-08-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 518
ISBN 1781312052
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From Jack London to Joyce Carol Oates, The Hurt Business is the ultimate boxing book covering a century of the greatest fighter and the writers who have followed 'the sweet science'. Beginning with Jack London's account of the 1910 championship bout between Jack Johnson and James Jeffries (for which the Call of the Wildman called for and coined the term "The Great White Hope"), and ending with Carlo Rotella's 2002 homage to Larry Holmes ("Champion at Twilight"), The Hurt Business is a near century's worth of rip-roaring reveal. Some of it comes ringside, like Norman Mailer et; some of it comes from the gym, like Pete Hamill's "Up the Stairs with Cus D'Amato"; and some of it comes from so far behind the scenes you feel as if you've been eavesdropping - Thomas Hauser's excerpt from The Black Lights. For fans of Norman Mailer's The Fight or George Kimball's Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing, The Hurt Business belongs on the shelves of any fan of boxing or sublime sports writing.

Tuxedo Junction by Gerald Lyn Early

Title Tuxedo Junction
Author Gerald Lyn Early
Publisher
Release 1989
Category African American athletes
Total Pages 334
ISBN 9780880012324
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Discusses racial issues in contemporary American society, with an emphasis on Black writing, art, and culture and featuring reappraisals of James Baldwin and other literary figures

A Dangerous Journey by Thomas Hauser

Title A Dangerous Journey
Author Thomas Hauser
Publisher University of Arkansas Press
Release 2019-10-02
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 277
ISBN 1610756762
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Each year, readers, writers, and critics alike look forward to Thomas Hauser’s newest collection of articles about the contemporary boxing scene. Reviewing his 2018 collection, Booklist proclaimed, “This is Hauser in a nutshell: compassion, character, and context. As always, an annual delight.” A Dangerous Journey continues Hauser’s tradition of excellence, turning his award-winning investigative reporting skills on the scandal surrounding the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs and the failures of corrupt and incompetent state athletic commissions. Hauser also takes readers into Canelo Alvarez’s dressing room in the hours before and after his rematch against Gennady Golovkin, the biggest fight of the year, and offers in-depth portraits of boxing’s biggest stars—past and present—as well as reflections on fight-related curiosities ranging from Ronda Rousey to David and Goliath. Thirty-five years ago, Hauser began writing about boxing with his superb The Black Lights, which has long been regarded as a boxing classic. He only gets better.

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