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Willie Pep vs. Sandy Saddler: Notes on the Boxing Legends and Epic Rivalry
Willie Pep vs. Sandy Saddler: Notes on the Boxing Legends and Epic Rivalry
by Doug Werner
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Any discussion of great boxers must include Willie Pep and Sandy Saddler—midcentury featherweight champions whose heroics electrified the fistic world then and reverberate today. This book explores the boxing lives of both pugilists&#8212... (read more)

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One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the World of Boxing
One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the World of Boxing
by Katherine Dunn
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Published together for the first time, this anthology of essays on boxing covers the sport in all its forms and at its many levels. Written in bestselling author Katherine Dunns characteristic vernacular, these pieces range from portraits... (read more)

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Undisputed Truth
Undisputed Truth
by Mike Tyson and Larry Sloman
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A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world — and a legend both in and out of the ring. Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon — Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a... (read more)

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Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter
Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter
by James Hirsch
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In 1967, the black boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and a young acquaintance, John Artis, were wrongly convicted of triple murder by an all-white jury in Paterson, New Jersey. Over the next decade, Carter gradually amassed convincing evidence of his... (read more)

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A Tiger Rose Out of Georgia: Tiger Flowers Champion of the World
A Tiger Rose Out of Georgia: Tiger Flowers Champion of the World
by Bob Mee
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This is the inspirational story of the boxer Theodore "Tiger" Flowers, who overcame prejudice to become the middleweight champion of the world. The book looks at his life, career, and controversial death, and shows how he paved the way for later black... (read more)

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King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
by David Remnick
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There had been mythic sports figures before Cassius Clay -- Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Di Maggio, Joe Louis -- but when the young Cassius Clay burst upon the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. Those were the years... (read more)

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Body and Soul (03 Edition)
Body and Soul (03 Edition)
by Lo Wacquant
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When French sociologist Loïc Wacquant signed up at a boxing gym in a black neighborhood of Chicago's South Side, he had never contemplated getting close to a ring, let alone climbing into it. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters,... (read more)

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The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to #45472
The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to #45472
by Rubin Carter
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On May 26, 1967, the spiraling career of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, then the top contender for the world middleweight boxing crown, came to a shuddering and tragic halt: he and a young fan were found guilty of murder of three white people in a New Jersey... (read more)

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The Onion Picker: Carmen Basilio and Boxing in the 1950s
The Onion Picker: Carmen Basilio and Boxing in the 1950s
by Gary Youmans
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Sports marketing consultant Youmans tells the story of boxer Carmen Basilio, who famously challenged and defeated Sugar Ray Robinson for the middleweight championship of the world in 1957. Basilio's route from his family's onion farm to the peak of... (read more)

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Reminiscences of a 19th Century Gladiator - The Autobiography of John L. Sullivan
Reminiscences of a 19th Century Gladiator - The Autobiography of John L. Sullivan
by John L. Sullivan
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In 1892, while training for his historic fight with Gentleman Jim Corbett, undefeated heavyweight boxing champion John L. Sullivan wrote Reminiscences of a 19th Century Gladiator, a summation of his extraordinary life and career. In the book, the Boston... (read more)

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Shadow Box: An Amateur in the Ring
Shadow Box: An Amateur in the Ring
by George Plimpton
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Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to became a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout - and brings back this timeless book... (read more)

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Counterpunch: Ali, Tyson, the Brown Bomber, & Other Stories of the Boxing Ring
Counterpunch: Ali, Tyson, the Brown Bomber, & Other Stories of the Boxing Ring
by Ira Berkow
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Spanning the period between 1967 and 2005, this compilation includes 84 of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ira Berkows columns on boxing. Readers will meet some of the greatest names in the sports history in the pages of this book, including Muhammad Ali... (read more)

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Hands of Stone: The Life and Legend of Roberto Duran
Hands of Stone: The Life and Legend of Roberto Duran
by Christian Giudice
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"A riveting read from the first page to the last."—The Ring "An extraordinary tale."—The Times (London) "A compelling book; at times it’s a profoundly detailed reconstruction of Duran’s world."—Gerald Early, Belles-Lettres... (read more)

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Wrestling Strength: The Competitive Edge
Wrestling Strength: The Competitive Edge
by Matt Brzycki
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 108-109).... (read more)

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Shelby's Folly: Jack Dempsey, Doc Kearns, and the Shakedown of a Montana Boomtown
Shelby's Folly: Jack Dempsey, Doc Kearns, and the Shakedown of a Montana Boomtown
by Jason Kelly
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In 1923, not long after oil had started gushing from northern Montana fields, declining real-estate sales in nearby Shelby were dimming the little towns prospects of becoming the “Tulsa of the West.” Then the mayors son dreamed up a marketing... (read more)

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The Savage Science of Streetfighting: Applying the Lessons of Championship Boxing to Serious Street Survival
The Savage Science of Streetfighting: Applying the Lessons of Championship Boxing to Serious Street Survival
by Ned Beaumont
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In this sequel to his Championship Streetfighting, veteran boxer Ned Beaumont applies the more advanced principles, techniques and training methods of the "sweet science" of boxing to surviving the no-holds-barred viciousness of a bloody barroom brawl or... (read more)

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Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym
Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym
by Lucia. Trimbur
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"A brilliant, humane, and critically attentive book."--Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of London "What is work? Trimbur's exquisite ethnography reveals postindustrial New York as a socially and spatially segregated landscape shaped by disappearing jobs... (read more)

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Pacman: Behind the Scenes with Manny Pacquiao--The Greatest Pound-For-Pound Fighter in the World
Pacman: Behind the Scenes with Manny Pacquiao--The Greatest Pound-For-Pound Fighter in the World
by Gary Andrew Poole
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With his shellacking of Antonio Margarito in November 2010, Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao became the only boxer ever to win eight world championships in eight different weight classes. Proclaimed the “fighter of the decade” by ESPN and... (read more)

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Boxing Is My Sanctuary: A Collection of Essays
Boxing Is My Sanctuary: A Collection of Essays
by Theodore Roland Sares
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No sport offers more allure and repulsion than the inviting and abrasive world of boxing. Starting on the mean streets of 1950s Chicago, this collection of essays moves into a close reflection of the boxing world up through the glitz of today's boxing... (read more)

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Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
by Loic Wacquant
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When French sociologist Loïc Wacquant signed up at a boxing gym in a black neighborhood of Chicago's South Side, he had never contemplated getting close to a ring, let alone climbing into it. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters,... (read more)

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