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One ring circus : dispatches from the world of boxing

Author: Katherine Dunn
Publisher: Tucson, Az. : Schaffner Press, ©2009.
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Published together for the first time, this anthology of essays on boxing covers the sport in all its forms and at its many levels. Written in bestselling author Katherine Dunn's characteristic vernacular, these pieces range from portraits of legendary fighters such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, and Mike Tyson to the unsung stories of trainers, amateurs, promoters, cutmen, and a pair of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dunn, Katherine, 1945-
One ring circus.
Tucson, Az. : Schaffner Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008047522
(OCoLC)271812010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Dunn
ISBN: 9780980139471 0980139473 9780982433232 0982433239
OCLC Number: 321075319
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Part I: School of Hard Knocks; Handwraps; Golden Girls; Minsker's Mettle; Part II: Uppercuts; Cuts; The Vice and Virtue of Boxing; Buckaroo Boxing; Debut: Minsker Turns Pro; Fists of Fury: Francisco Roche; Sugar Blues: Leonard vs. Hagler; Who is this Arguello?; The Fight: Hagler vs. Hearns; Just As Fierce; One Ring Circus: Ali vs. Frazier IV; The Knockout: Lucia Rijker; Part III: The Big Risk; Beauty and the Beast: Hagler vs. Duran; The Unhappy Warrior: Holmes vs. Cooney; The Big Risk: Andy Minsker; Defending Tyson: The Bite Fight.
Responsibility: Katherine Dunn.

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Published together for the first time, this anthology of essays on boxing covers the sport in all its forms and at its many levels. Written in bestselling author Katherine Dunn's characteristic vernacular, these pieces range from portraits of legendary fighters such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, and Mike Tyson to the unsung stories of trainers, amateurs, promoters, cutmen, and a pair of pugilistic priests. Spanning 30 years and including all who make up the vibrant boxing world, this compilation--from one of the most original voices in American sports literature--finely e.

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