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

Overview
Works: 87 works in 356 publications in 5 languages and 13,743 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Pictorial works  True crime stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN4867, 814.52
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The sweet science and other writings by A. J Liebling( Book )

37 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,482 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
The Earl of Louisiana by A. J Liebling( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 565 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 478 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 )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They all sang : from Tony Pastor to Rudy Vallée by Edward B Marks( )

6 editions published between 1934 and 1935 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 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 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in English and held by 326 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 )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Normandy revisited by A. J Liebling( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 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 263 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 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between meals : an appetite for Paris by A. J Liebling( Book )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a wholly appealing account of his éducation sentimentale in French cooking during 1926 and 1927, when American expatriates like Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein made café life the stuff of legend."
Liebling at home by A. J Liebling( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sweet science by A. J Liebling( )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 200 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
La république du silence : the story of French resistance by A. J Liebling( Book )

9 editions published between 1946 and 1967 in English and French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fights by Charles Hoff( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sweet science and other writings
Alternative Names
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 (283)

German (2)

French (2)

Chinese (2)

Finnish (2)

Covers
The Earl of LouisianaJust 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 piecesThe honest rainmaker : the life and times of Colonel John R. Stingo