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Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told: Thirty-six Incredible Tales From the Ring (04 Edition)

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The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told delivers a knockout collection of not only the best writing ever penned on the subject of “the sweet science,” but also stories that relate to the larger human issues this brutal sport has come to symbolize and embody. Whether the tale is about the

triumph of a heroic champion, a tragic death in the ring, the shady tactics of fight promoters, or victories against seemingly impossible odds, each story in this varied collection connects with the sort of powerful punch one can only expect from the past centurys most talented and celebrated writers of both fiction and nonfiction. Included in these pages are contributions from:

Damon Runyon • Rod Serling • Ring Lardner • Dashiell Hammett

W. C. Heinz • Jack London • A.J. Liebling • Joyce Carol Oates

Norman Mailer • Ralph Ellison • George Plimpton • Pete Hamill

Jimmy Cannon • Jim Murray • Red Smith • Nellie Bly • Paul Gallico

Robert M. Lipsyte • Gene Tunney • Clarence Riordan • Homer

William Hazlitt • Frank Deford • Irwin Shaw • Heywood Broun • Mark Kram.

This collection is perfect for fight fans and non-fight fans alike, and with its all-star lineup of “contenders” throwing “haymakers” and “uppercuts” in every round, it stands as the definitive volume of short stories on this enduring pugilistic pastime.

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A diverse collection, complete with all the drama and excitement of a championship bout.

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In The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told, editor Jeff Silverman delivers a knockout collection of not only the best writing ever penned on the subject of "the sweet science," but also stories that relate to the larger human issues the brutal sport has come to symbolize and embody. Whether the story be about the triumph of a heroic champion, a tragic death in the ring, the shady tactics of fight promoters, or victories against seemingly impossible odds, each story in this varied collection connects with the sort of powerful punch one can only expect from the past century's most talented and celebrated writers of both fiction and nonfiction. The Greatest Boxing Stories is the perfect gift for fight fans and non-fight fans alike, and with its all-star lineup of "contenders" throwing "haymakers" and "uppercuts" in every round, it stands as the definitive volume of short stories on this enduring pugilistic pastime. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 368 pages) Jeff Silverman, a former columnist for The Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines. He is the editor of The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told, The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told, and The First Chapbook for Golfers.

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Every once in a while, a book publisher comes up with a great concept for a series of books that deserve more than superficial recognition. Such a series is The Greatest (fill in the blank) Stories Ever Told, anthologies that should win places on many bedside tables. On the long winter nights that lie ahead, such stories make great reading. -The Lexington County Chronicle

THE GREATEST BOXING STORIES EVER TOLD assembles some of the best writing available on the sweet science and illuminates boxing in all its literal and symbolic glory. Each piece in this varied collection connects with the sort of powerful punch one can only expect from the world's greatest writers. -Boxing Digest

In THE GREATEST BOXING STORIES EVER TOLD, editor Jeff Silverman delivers a knockout collection of not only the best writing ever penned on the subject of the sweet science, but also stories that relate to the larger human issues the brutal sport has come to embody. Whether the story be about the triumph of a heroic champion, a tragic death in the ring, the shady tactics of fight promoters, or victories against seemingly impossible odds, each story in this varied collection connects powerfully with the reader. 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.

About the Author

JEFF SILVERMAN, a former columnist for The Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines. He is the editor of The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told, The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told, and The First Chapbook for Golfers. He lives with his family in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592284795
Editor:
Silverman, Jeff
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Editor:
Silverman, Jeff
Author:
Silverman, Jeff
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Boxing
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Greatest
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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A diverse collection, complete with all the drama and excitement of a championship bout.

"Synopsis" by ,
In The Greatest Boxing Stories Ever Told, editor Jeff Silverman delivers a knockout collection of not only the best writing ever penned on the subject of "the sweet science," but also stories that relate to the larger human issues the brutal sport has come to symbolize and embody. Whether the story be about the triumph of a heroic champion, a tragic death in the ring, the shady tactics of fight promoters, or victories against seemingly impossible odds, each story in this varied collection connects with the sort of powerful punch one can only expect from the past century's most talented and celebrated writers of both fiction and nonfiction. The Greatest Boxing Stories is the perfect gift for fight fans and non-fight fans alike, and with its all-star lineup of "contenders" throwing "haymakers" and "uppercuts" in every round, it stands as the definitive volume of short stories on this enduring pugilistic pastime. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 368 pages) Jeff Silverman, a former columnist for The Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines. He is the editor of The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told, The Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told, and The First Chapbook for Golfers.
"Synopsis" by , Every once in a while, a book publisher comes up with a great concept for a series of books that deserve more than superficial recognition. Such a series is The Greatest (fill in the blank) Stories Ever Told, anthologies that should win places on many bedside tables. On the long winter nights that lie ahead, such stories make great reading. -The Lexington County Chronicle

THE GREATEST BOXING STORIES EVER TOLD assembles some of the best writing available on the sweet science and illuminates boxing in all its literal and symbolic glory. Each piece in this varied collection connects with the sort of powerful punch one can only expect from the world's greatest writers. -Boxing Digest

In THE GREATEST BOXING STORIES EVER TOLD, editor Jeff Silverman delivers a knockout collection of not only the best writing ever penned on the subject of the sweet science, but also stories that relate to the larger human issues the brutal sport has come to embody. Whether the story be about the triumph of a heroic champion, a tragic death in the ring, the shady tactics of fight promoters, or victories against seemingly impossible odds, each story in this varied collection connects powerfully with the reader. 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.

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