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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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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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Ali Rap
Ali Rap
by George Lois
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Before there was hip-hop: from the publisher that brought you the biggest book on Ali, here comes the smallest This book contains over 300 rap rhythms, witticisms, insults, wisecracks, politically incorrect quips, courageous stands and words of... (read more)

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Boxing: The Complete Guide to Training and Fitness
Boxing: The Complete Guide to Training and Fitness
by Danna Scott
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Both novice fighters and those looking for an exciting new way to exercise are the targets of this new illustrated fitness and training guide to boxing, which delivers tips on equipment, punches and combinations, defensive skills and movement, ring... (read more)

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At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing
At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing
by George Kimball
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Named a best book of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle, At the Fights is a gritty and glittering anthology of the very best writing about boxing. Here are Jack London on the immortal Jack Johnson; Richard Wright on Joe Louis’s historic victory... (read more)

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The Sweet Science
The Sweet Science
by A J Liebling
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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... (read more)

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Winks and Daggers: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing
Winks and Daggers: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing
by Thomas Hauser
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Thomas Hauser's annual collections have been avidly anticipated from the time A Beautiful Sickness was published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2001 until his most recent collection, Boxing Is . . . , was named a 2010 Best Sports Book of the Year... (read more)

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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight: Cassius Clay Vs. the United States of America
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight: Cassius Clay Vs. the United States of America
by Howard Bingham
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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight is a behind-the-scenes account of this battle as told by a genuine insider--Ali's closest friend, photographer Howard Bingham.... (read more)

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Bamboozled: An Incarcerated Boxer Goes Undercover for John McCain's Boxing Bill (Real World)
Bamboozled: An Incarcerated Boxer Goes Undercover for John McCain's Boxing Bill (Real World)
by Joey Torrey
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In this introspective exploration of former boxer Joey Torrey's life, his past, his murder conviction, and his more than 30-year incarceration in a California state prison are each fine-tooth combed. Nearly five years after his original memoir, this new... (read more)

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Manly Art : Bare-knuckle Prize Fighting in America (2ND 10 Edition)
Manly Art : Bare-knuckle Prize Fighting in America (2ND 10 Edition)
by Elliott J. Gorn
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Elliott J. Gorn's The Manly Art not only told the story of a controversial sport's origins but also helped shape the ways historians write about American culture. The book expanded scholarly boundaries by exploring masculinity as an historical subject... (read more)

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Inside the Ropes
Inside the Ropes
by Arthur Mercante
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Inside stories of some of the greatest prizefights of all time, including Floyd Patterson–Ingemar Johansson II, Joe Frazier–George Foreman I, and The Fight of the Century: Muhammad Ali–Joe Frazier I. Referee and elder statesman of boxing... (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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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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The Boxer's Heart: A Woman Fighting
The Boxer's Heart: A Woman Fighting
by Kate Sekules
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One woman moves to New York and falls in love . . . with a violent sport. Published to coincide with the first Olympic event for women's boxing, The Boxer's Heart is a brilliantly candid memoir of the world of women's boxing, now updated and with a new... (read more)

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The Last Great Fight: The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever
The Last Great Fight: The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever
by Joe Layden
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It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked out then-undefeated and seemingly invincible Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson in the tenth round in 1990. The Last Great Fight takes readers not... (read more)

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The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis Vs. Schmeling
The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis Vs. Schmeling
by Lewis A Erenberg
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Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art... (read more)

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Pound for Pound
Pound for Pound
by Herb Boyd
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Hailed by Muhammad Ali as "the king, the master, my idol," Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest boxer America had seen since Joe Louis and is considered by many today to be, pound for pound, the best boxer the sport has ever known. A world welterweight... (read more)

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Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran, and the Last Great Era of Boxing
Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran, and the Last Great Era of Boxing
by George Kimball
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"Sugar" Ray Leonard, "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns, and Roberto Duran all formed the pantheon of boxing greats during the late 1970s and early 1980s—before the pay-per-view model, when prize fights were telecast on network... (read more)

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