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on 12 April 2011
This is a genuinely impressive collection of great boxing writing over the last century - a great mix of styles and content. Not one to read in one sitting, but hugely enjoyable to dip in and out of.
on 2 December 2014
Superb collection of 20th Century writing on American boxing. There are the big hitters here (Norman Mailer), and a host of lesser known but equally gifted journalists. The styles range from 50s noir, to reportage, to hard bitten gumshoe style - all very atmospheric. A fascinating portrait of the art of boxing, it's greatest proponents, forgotten heroes, and of America's social history. Recommended