Shadow Box

Shadow Box An Amateur in the Ring

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From the author of Paper Lion

Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to become a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout - and brings back this timeless book on boxing and its devotees, among them Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Mailer.

Shadow Box is one of Plimpton's most engaging portraits of professional sport seen through the eyes of an inquisitive and astute hopeful. From the gym, the locker room, the ringside, and even in the harsh glare of the ring itself, Plimpton documents what it truly means to be a boxer in some of the finest writing of his career.

Book information

ISBN: 9780224100236
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 796.83092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 347
Weight: 262g
Height: 193mm
Width: 124mm
Spine width: 24mm