The Sweet Science

The Sweet Science Boxing and Boxiana : A Ringside View - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

Take a ringside seat next to A. J. Liebling at some of the greatest fights in history. Here is Joe Louis's devastating final match; Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback; and Rocky Marciano's rise to heavyweight glory. The heated ringside atmosphere, the artistry of the great boxers and the blows and parries of the classic fights are all vividly evoked in a volume described by Sports Illustrated as 'the best American sports book of all time'.

'A rollicking god among boxing writers ... before Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson were out of diapers, Liebling was taking his readers on excursions through the hidden and often hilarious levels of this bruised subculture ... the Master' Los Angeles Times

'Nobody wrote about boxing with more grace and enthusiasm' The New York Times

Book information

ISBN: 9780241343203
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.8309
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 191g
Height: 131mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 18mm