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A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. 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.

A. J. Liebling, born October 18, 1904, joined the staff of The New Yorker in 1935 and contributed innumerable articles to the magazine before his death in 1963. His greatest work is collected in Just Enough Liebling.

A. J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. The Sweet Science depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's tragic decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind the fight, and he always evokes the atmosphere in the arena as distinctly as he does the goings-on in the ringa combination that prompted Sports Illustrated to name The Sweet Science the best American sports book of all time.

As the noted boxing writer Robert Anasi remarks in his foreword to this book, "Liebling doesn't make the ring over into the setting for a morality play or an alternate site for Armageddon. His own boxing experience allowed him to represent the sport as sport, and to see boxing the way the pros do: as a job, more difficult than most, but also more rewarding."

"In The Sweet Sciencein all his booksLiebling himself, the voice and the character, is immensely appealing."David Remnick, The New Yorker

"In The Sweet Sciencein all his booksLiebling himself, the voice and the character, is immensely appealing."David Remnick, The New Yorker

"Nobody wrote about boxing with more grace and enthusiasm than Joe Liebling."Red Smith, The New York Times

Synopsis:

A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. 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.

About the Author

 
A. J. Liebling joined the staff of The New Yorker in 1935 and wrote for the magazine until his death in 1963. His greatest work is collected in Just Enough Liebling
 
Robert Anasi is the author of The Gloves.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert Anasi

Introduction

The Bog Fellows

Boxing with the Naked Eye

Broken Fighter Arrives

The Melting Middleweight

Sugar Ray and the Milling Cove

Kearns by a Knockout

The Big Fellows Again

New Champ

Long Toddle, Short Fight

Charles I

Charles II

Other Formats

The Boy from South Main Street

Nino and a Nanimal

Soirée Intime

The Neutral Corner Art Group

Debut of a Seasoned Artist

Wunderkind

Great-and-a-Half Champion

Next-to-Last Stand, Maybe

Donnybrook Farr

Ahab and Nemesis

Ahab and Nemesis

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374272272
Foreword:
Anasi, Robert
Introduction:
Anasi, Robert
Introduction by:
Anasi, Robert
Introduction:
Anasi, Robert
Foreword by:
Anasi, Robert
Foreword:
Anasi, Robert
Author:
Liebling, A. J.
Author:
Anasi, Robert
Publisher:
North Point Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Boxing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.48 x 0.77 in

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A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. 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.

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