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Sweet Agony

This Novel Won an Arthur Koestler Literary Award

by Paul Sykes

<p>Not heard of Paul Sykes?&nbsp;<br> <br> Mentioned in the book, "Legends" by Charles Bronson, an A to Z guide of the men Bronson had regarded to be the toughest in Britain. Referring to 'Sykesy', Bronson describes him as "a Legend, Born and ...

ISBN: 1230001216196

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Sweet Fighting Man

Ring of Truth

by Melanie Lloyd

<I>Sweet Fighting Man</I> is based on a collection of interviews with British boxers, from journeymen to champions. The book covers a timespan of over 50 years and features some classic personalities, such as Dave 'Boy' Green, the ever-popular ...

ISBN: 9781785313639

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The Agrarian Question in North Vietnam, 1974-79

by Adam Fforde

<p>This volume investigates why peasants defend themselves against the predations of politics by using such &quot;everyday&quot; forms of protest as footdragging, feigned ignorance, false compliance, etc. With a cross-section of countries, ...

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The Ali Files

His Fights, His Foes, His Fees, His Feats, His Fate

by Norman Giller

This book is for all Ali fans. It's more than thirty years since Muhammad Ali last threw a punch, yet he remains unquestionably the best-known sportsman of all time. A whole generation now only know the legend of The Greatest, never saw him ...

ISBN: 9781785310805

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The American Bandana Story: More than You Ever Wanted to Know About Bandanas

by Daniel Weaver & Michael Hearing

<p>The history of the bandana is a truly American story. While the bandana may have its beginnings long ago and far away, it is the All-American garment nevertheless. Don't believe it?</p> <p>Well, here's what you'll discover inside this ...

ISBN: 9781393894315

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The Classic Guide to Boxing

by The American Sports Publishing Company

<p>Since the arenas of ancient Rome to modern-day bouts, a boxer’s success has been measured by his balance, strength and recovery. One of the things that The Classic Guide to Boxing teaches us is that boxing is not just a sport but a science. ...

ISBN: 9781445651019

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The Domino Diaries

My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway's Ghost in the Last Days of Castro's Cuba

by Brin-Jonathan Butler

<p><strong>A powerful and lively work of immersive journalism, Brin-Jonathan Butler's story of his time chasing the American dream through Cuba</strong></p> <p>Whether he's hustling his way into Mike Tyson's mansion for an interview, betting ...

ISBN: 9781250043719

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The Fighter's Guide To Hard-Core Heavy Bag Training

by wim demeere

<p>In one session on the heavy bag, you can develop all the attributes you need as a martial artist or fighter: power, form, speed, timing, endurance, and explosiveness. What other training tool can make that claim?</p> <p>Throughout The ...

ISBN: 9781386779995

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The Fighting Frenchman

Minnesota’s Boxing Legend Scott LeDoux

by Paul Levy

<DIV><P>Scott LeDoux’s face read like a roadmap of boxing’s last golden era—eye thumbed by Larry Holmes, brow gashed by Mike Tyson, ears stung by none other than Muhammad Ali. “George Foreman hit me so hard,” LeDoux said, “my ancestors in France

ISBN: 9781452950525

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The Fighting Times of Abe Attell

by Mark Allen Baker

<p>? Abraham Washington Attell (1883–1970) was among the cleverest, most scientific professional boxers ever to enter the ring. The native San Franciscan fought 172 times—with 127 wins, 51 by knockout—and successfully defended his World ...

ISBN: 9781476628998

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The Forever Boys

by Peter Golenbock

<p>The Forever Boys is the funny, heartbreaking, authentic story of the men who played in the short-lived Senior Professional Baseball Association.</p><p>Peter Golenbock spent the season with the league champion St. Petersburg Pelicans. Like the

ISBN: 9781938545375

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The Game

by Jack London

<p>Joe Fleming earns his livelihood as a sailmaker and supports his mother and sisters. He adds to his income by taking part in prize-fights at sporting clubs. He is due to be married to Genevieve, who works in the Silversteins' candy shop.<br ...

ISBN: 9788893156943

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The Hurt Business

A Century of the Greatest Writing on Boxing

by George Kimball & John Schulian

<p><strong>From Jack London to Joyce Carol Oates, The Hurt Business is the ultimate boxing book covering a century of the greatest fighter and the writers who have followed 'the sweet science'.</strong></p> <p>Beginning with Jack London's ...

ISBN: 9781781312056

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The Joshua Files

The Career of Britain's Heavyweight Hero

by Matt Bozeat

<p><em>The Joshua Files</em> traces the story of Britain's latest heavyweight hero from the building site to the top of the boxing world and beyond. Anthony Joshua's fight with Wladimir Klitschko, in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, ...

ISBN: 9781785314216

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The Legacy of Manny Pacquiao

by J.D. Rockefeller

<p>This book is specifically written for both Pacman fans, boxing enthusiasts and random individuals who wish to take a closer look at the life of the “Peoples Champion”.<br />A sporting icon, Filipino’s pride and a man with countless abilities ...

ISBN: 9781311890078

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The Mad and the Bad

Boxing Tales of Murder, Madness and Mayhem

by Thomas Myler

<p>From the present day back to the bareknuckle era and the 18th-century prize ring, boxing has always had its wacky warriors and masters of menace. All these larger-than-life characters had one thing in common - talent in abundance. Some used ...

ISBN: 9781785314223

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The Olympic Club of New Orleans

Epicenter of Professional Boxing, 1883-1897

by S. Derby Gisclair

<p>Established in 1883, the Olympic Club catered to a variety of pursuits from target shooting to billiards to boxing—the most popular sport in New Orleans, despite legal prohibitions. A revised city ordinance and a vague state statute ...

ISBN: 9781476633053

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The Phantom Punch

The Story Behind Boxing's most Controversial Bout

by Rob Sneddon

<p>The two bouts between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston are widely considered the most anticipated and controversial fights in heavyweight boxing. Cassius Clay won the first bout in Miami Beach in February 1964, when Liston refused to come out ...

ISBN: 9781608933662

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The Stakes were High

The Extraordinary Life of John Gully, From Bruiser and Bookie to Fine Old English Gentleman

by Keith Baker

The son of a poor butcher, John Gully rose to the height of Victorian respectability, whose death in ripe old age was mourned by all classes from paupers to princes. It's the story of an extraordinarily varied life - a bare knuckle fighter and ...

ISBN: 9781785312939

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The Sweeter Science: A Look at Women's Boxing

by Thomas Gerbasi

<p>Award-winning boxing writer Thomas Gerbasi takes a look at the often unappreciated sport of women&apos;s boxing with this collection of stories featuring profiles of Christy Martin, Laila Ali, Lucia Rijker, Mia St. John, and Holly Holm, along

ISBN: 9781301604289

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