Colum McCann, George Kimball's At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing PDF

By Colum McCann, George Kimball

ISBN-10: 1598532022

ISBN-13: 9781598532029

Named a top ebook of 2011 by means of the San Francisco Chronicle, on the Fights is a gritty and glittering anthology of the superior writing approximately boxing. listed here are Jack London at the immortal Jack Johnson; Richard Wright on Joe Louis's old victory over Max Schmeling; A. J. Liebling's brilliantly comedian portrait of a supervisor who rather identifies along with his fighter; Jimmy Cannon on Archie Moore, the best fighter of the Fifties; James Baldwin and homosexual Talese on Floyd Patterson's epic struggle with Sonny Liston; George Plimpton on Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X; Norman Mailer at the Rumble within the Jungle; Mark Kram at the Thrilla in Manila; Pete Hamill on mythical coach and supervisor Cus D'Amato; Mark Kriegel on Oscar De los angeles Hoya; and David Remnick and Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson. nationwide booklet Award–winning novelist Colum McCann (Let the nice global Spin) bargains a foreword and, in a brand new preface, John Schulian can pay tribute to his co-editor, George Kimball, who misplaced his conflict with melanoma in 2011.

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