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Brilliant Boxing Book, 9 Nov. 2012
I have read numerous boxing books since I first took an interest in the sport over 50 years ago and this ranks alongside the very best. It is in the same league as the writings of Jose Torres and Hugh Mclivanny. Schulberg is a great writer but also has a deep-seated knowledge of the sport and an understanding of the men who take part in it, as well as of the pariah-like creatures who feed off them. Many of the boxing books I have read fall down because the research is sketchy and contains, basic factual errors. Two I read recently about Sonny Liston are a case in point, demonstrating that the writers really knew very little about the subject. Schulberg's facts are spot on which lends credibility to the entire book.