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Hands of Stone: The Life and Legend of Roberto Duran
Hands of Stone: The Life and Legend of Roberto Duran
by Christian Giudice
Edition: Hardcover

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An informative, well written book about Duran, 4 Jan. 2007
I was really pleased to finally see a full biography about Roberto Duran, who must rank as one of the top 3 pound for pound fighters in the history of the sport. This book did not disappoint me. It is well researched and Duran himself often makes comments about his career. Now he has retired, Duran seems to have mellowed and is not quite as unpredictable (or frankly dangerous!) as he used to be.

I was surprised at how good a person Duran comes across as. However, my one criticism of the book is that I have heard many stories about Manos de Piedra over the years that cast him in a much more unfavourable light. These were not included in the book.

Despite this very slight oversight, I highly recommend this book to any fan of Duran, boxing or sport itself. Roberto Duran was a true sports legend and his like will never be seen again.

Elvis: That's The Way It is (Special Edition) [1970] [VHS]
Elvis: That's The Way It is (Special Edition) [1970] [VHS]
Offered by pkeylock
Price: £2.96

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The King at his Best, 18 July 2002
This new special edition video demonstrates what a powerful performer Presley was when he wanted to be. From the early recording outtakes that open the video, to the stunning footage of Elvis on stage in Las Vegas (edited highlights taken from 6 shows) this is music at it's best. The backing band and Sweet Inspiration's sound great and all songs are sung with Elvis's usual amazing vocal range. He looks cool as well. Score it and forget the sad memory of the fat Elvis in the late 70's. Here in 1971, the King returns to his throne after years of wasting his talent in 60's B-movies. Buy it.

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