Synopses & Reviews
This stunning portrait of the most potent symbol of menace in 20th-century America portrays boxer Sonny Liston as "an unfortunate victim of people much worse than he (who)emerges with a kind of mute dignity" ("Publishers Weekly"). 8-page photo insert.
"It is a fantastic book about a life that started in darkness and just continued to go deeper into the darkness until the only light was death. Nick Tosches is an extraordinary writer it is the vastness of Nick Tosches's heart that makes it possible to reveal the darkness of Liston's life without sentimentality. As with any great biography, after reading this one the reader can't help but look at himself and wonder and be grateful." Hubert Selby, Jr., author of Last Exit to Brooklyn
A stunning portrait of the most potent symbol of menace in 20th century America--the boxer Sonny Liston--by a preeminent biographer and cultural historian. 8-page photo insert.