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Liebling, A. J. (Abbott Joseph) 1904-1963

Overview
Works: 91 works in 382 publications in 5 languages and 13,664 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN4867, 814.52
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The Earl of Louisiana by A. J Liebling( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Earl Long, based on the three-part profile in the "New Yorker" magazine
The sweet science and other writings by A. J Liebling( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A single-volume collection of forefront sports classics includes The Sweet Science, The Earl of Louisiana, and The Jollity Building, in an anthology that also features the signature pieces, Between Meals and The Press. 10,0"--Publisher description
The press by A. J Liebling( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sweet science by A. J Liebling( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and German and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles from the fifties recreate the atmosphere of past boxing matches and trace the rise of such great boxers as Rocky Marciano
Just enough Liebling : classic work by the legendary New Yorker writer by A. J Liebling( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born a hundred years ago, Abbott Joseph "Joe" Liebling was one of the greatest of all New Yorker writers, a colorful figure who helped set the magazine's urbane tone and style. Today he is best known as a celebrant of the "sweet science" of boxing, and as a "feeder" who ravishes the reader with his descriptions of food and wine." "Liebling is a most companionable figure, and to read the pieces in this book is to be swept along on an adventure in a world of confidence men, rogues, press barons, and political cronies, with an inimitable writer as one's guide."--Jacket
The road back to Paris by A. J Liebling( Book )

16 editions published between 1944 and 1997 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's account of the first three years of the war, 1939-1942
The wayward pressman by A. J Liebling( Book )

9 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago, the second city by A. J Liebling( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many Chicagoans rose in protest over A.J. Liebling's tongue-in-cheek tour of their fair city in 1952. Liebling found much to admire in the Windy City's people and culture--its colorful language, its political sophistication, its sense of its own history and specialness. But Liebling offended that city's image of itself when he discussed its entertainments, its built landscapes, and its mental isolation from the world's affairs. Liebling, a writer and editor for the New Yorker, lived in Chicago for nearly a year. While he found a home among its colorful inhabitants, he couldn't help comparing Chicago with some other cities he had seen and loved, notably Paris, London, and especially New York. His magazine columns brought down on him a storm of protests and denials from Chicago's defenders, and he gently and humorously answers their charges and acknowledges his errors in a foreword written especially for the book edition. Liebling describes the restaurants, saloons, and striptease joints; the newspapers, cocktail parties, and political wards; the university; and the defining event in Chicago's mythic past, the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre. Illustrated by Steinberg, Chicago is a loving, if chiding, portrait of a great American metropolis.?Good entertainment. The book is attractively designed, the illustrations are first-rate and Mr. Liebling can write.????????New York Times?Mr. Liebling's entertaining book can be highly recommended.????????New York Herald Tribune?He has shown his readers in his lively, sardonic style exactly the split-personality city that he feels Chicago to be.????????San Francisco Chronicle
They all sang : from Tony Pastor to Rudy Vallée by Edward B Marks( )

7 editions published between 1934 and 1935 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The republic of silence by A. J Liebling( Book )

10 editions published between 1947 and 2003 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mink and red herring, the wayward pressman's casebook by A. J Liebling( Book )

6 editions published between 1949 and 1972 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The telephone booth Indian by A. J Liebling( Book )

13 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic work on Broadway sharpers, grifters, and con men by the late, great New Yorker journalist A.J. Liebling. Often referred to as "Liebling lowlife pieces," the essays in The Telephone Booth Indian boisterously celebrate raffishness. A.J. Liebling appreciated a good scam and knew how to cultivate the scammers. Telephone Booth Indians (entrepreneurs so impecunious that they conduct business from telephone booths in the lobbies of New York City office buildings) and a host of other petty nomads of Broadway?with names like Marty the Clutch and Count de Pennies?are the protagonists in this incomparable Liebling work. In The Telephone Booth Indian, Liebling proves just why he was the go-to man on New York lowlife and con culture; this is the master at the top of his form, uncovering scam after scam and writing about them with the wit and charisma that established him as one of the greatest journalists of his generation and one of New York?s finest cultural chroniclers
A neutral corner : boxing essays by A. J Liebling( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen previously unpublished boxing pieces written between 1952 and 1963. Demonstrating A.J. Liebling's abiding passion for the "sweet science" of boxing, A Neutral Corner brings together fifteen previously unpublished pieces written between 1952 and 1963. Antic, clear-eyed, and wildly entertaining, these essays showcase a The New Yorker journalist at the top of his form. Here one relives the high drama of the classic Patterson-Johansson championship bout of 1959, and Liebling's early prescient portrayal of Cassius Clay's style as a boxer and a poet is not to be missed. Liebling always finds the human story that makes these essays appealing to aficionados of boxing and prose alike. Alive with a true fan's reverence for the sport, yet balanced by a true skeptic's disdain for sentiment, A Neutral Corner is an American treasure
Normandy revisited by A. J Liebling( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mollie and other war pieces by A. J Liebling( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero of the title story is a private in the Ninth Army division known as Mollie, short for Molotov, so called by his fellow G.I.s because of his radical views and Russian origins. Other stories take Lieblin through air battles in Tunisia, across the channel with the D-Day invasion fleet, and through a liberated Paris celebrating de Gaulle and freedom
Between meals : an appetite for Paris by A. J Liebling( Book )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and Finnish and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Yorker staff writer A.J. Liebling recalls his Parisian apprenticeship in the fine art of eating in this charming memoir, Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris
The sweet science by A. J Liebling( )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind the fight, and he evokes the atmosphere in the arena as distinctly as he does the goings-on in the ring, a combination that prompted Sports Illustrated to name The Sweet Science the best American sports book of all time
Liebling at home by A. J Liebling( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La république du silence : the story of French resistance by A. J Liebling( Book )

13 editions published between 1946 and 1967 in English and French and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The honest rainmaker : the life and times of Colonel John R. Stingo by A. J Liebling( Book )

5 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sweet science and other writings
Alternative Names
A. J. Liebling Amerikaans oorlogsverslaggever (1904-1963)

A. J. Liebling US-amerikanischer Journalist

Abbott Joseph Liebling

Liebling, A. J.

Liebling, A.J. 1904-1963

Liebling, Abbot Joseph

Liebling, Abbott J.

Liebling, Abbott Joseph 1904-1963

Languages
English (300)

French (5)

Chinese (2)

Finnish (2)

German (1)

Covers
The sweet science and other writingsThe sweet scienceJust enough Liebling : classic work by the legendary New Yorker writerThe road back to ParisChicago, the second cityThe telephone booth IndianA neutral corner : boxing essaysMollie and other war pieces