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Publisher Comments:

Originally published in 1958, The Professional is the story of boxer Eddie Brown's quest for the middleweight championship of the world. But it is so much more. W. C. Heinz not only serves up a realistic depiction of the circus-like atmosphere around boxing with its assorted hangers-on, crooked promoters, and jaded journalists, but he gives us two memorable characters in Eddie Brown and in Brown's crusty trainer, Doc Carroll. They are at the heart of this poignant story as they bond together with their eye on the only prize that matters—the middleweight championship. The Professional is W. C. Heinz at the top of his game—the writer who covered the fights better than anyone else of his era, whose lean sentences, rough-and-ready dialogue, dry wit, and you-are-there style helped lay the foundation for the New Journalism of Jimmy Breslin, Gay Talese, and Tom Wolfe. And all the trademark qualities of W. C. Heinz are on ample display in this novel that Pete Hamill described as "one of the five best sports novels ever written."

Synopsis:

At last available again: "The only good novel about a fighter I've ever read." -Ernest Hemingway

About the Author

W. C. Heinz is the coauthor of Run to Daylight, the best-selling autobiography of Vince Lombardi, and MASH, the novel that later became a successful movie and TV series. Da Capo recently published an omnibus collection of his best sportswriting, What a Time It Was. W. C. Heinz lives in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306810589
Foreword:
Leonard, Elmore
Author:
Leonard, Elmore
Author:
Heinz, W. C.
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
Boxers
Subject:
Boxers (Sports)
Subject:
Boxing stories.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
84-2
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14 oz

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