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The greatest boxing stories ever told : thirty-six incredible tales from the ring
Silverman, Jeff.
Publication Information:
Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
x, 356 pages ; 24 cm
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Subtitle from cover.
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GV1135 .G74 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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A diverse collection, complete with all the drama and excitement of a championship bout.

Author Notes

Jeff Silverman, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines

Table of Contents

Jeff SilvermanRichard FordJoyce Carol OatesGeorge PlimptonHomerWilliam HazlittDaniel MendozaO. HenryClarence RiordanPierce EganJack LondonRalph EllisonNellie BlyHeywood BrounRobert BenchleyJohn LardnerGene TunneyRing LardnerSir Arthur Conan DoyleRod SerlingDamon RunyonJimmy CannonFrank DefordJames BaldwinNorman MailerIrwin ShawDashiell HammettBudd SchulbergW.C. HeinzRobert M. LipsyteMark KramA.J. LieblingHugh McIlvanneyRed SmithJim MurrayNelson AlgrenPaul Gallico
Introductionp. ix
In the Facep. 3
From On Boxingp. 7
Ring Around the Writersp. 13
From The Iliadp. 19
The Fightp. 23
"I Decide to Give Up Fighting"p. 29
The Higher Pragmatismp. 33
Like Father Like Sonp. 37
Cribb Repulses Molineaux's Challengep. 43
Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffriesp. 53
The Battle Royalp. 63
A Visit with John L. Sullivanp. 73
Sport for Art's Sakep. 81
Ringside (Formal)p. 85
The Sack of Shelbyp. 89
The Long Countp. 107
Championp. 113
The Croxley Masterp. 133
From Requiem for a Heavyweightp. 169
Bred for Battlep. 183
You're Joe Louisp. 193
The Boxer and the Blondep. 197
The Fight: Patterson vs. Listonp. 223
The Death of Paretp. 235
Return to Kansas Cityp. 241
His Brother's Keeperp. 249
"I Could've Been a Contender ..."p. 263
The Greatest, Pound for Poundp. 271
Pride of the Tigerp. 291
Lawdy, Lawdy, He's Greatp. 301
Donnybrook Farrp. 307
Onward Virgin Soldier: Johnny Owen's Last Fightp. 319
Duran No Quitterp. 329
Biting Commentaryp. 333
He Swung and He Missedp. 339
Thicker Than Waterp. 347