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At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing

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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.

About the Author

GEORGE KIMBALL (1943–2011) was a longtime sportswriter (Boston Herald) and the author of Four Kings: Leonrad, Hagler, Hearns, and Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing.

JOHN SCHULIAN was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and Philadelphia Daily News before moving to Hollywood, where he was the co-creator of Xena: Warrior Princess. He is the author of Writers’ Fighters and Other Sweet Scientists. Both are recipients of the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism, awarded by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598532050
Author:
Kimball, George
Publisher:
Library of America
Author:
Schulian, John
Author:
McCann, Colum
Author:
Various
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Boxing
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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