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Shadow box : an amateur in the ring

Author: George Plimpton
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to became a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout - and brings back this timeless book on boxing and its devotees, among them Ali, Joe Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Mailer. Shadow Box is one of Plimpton's most engaging studies of professional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Plimpton; George Plimpton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Plimpton
ISBN: 9781599218106 1599218100
OCLC Number: 317451233
Description: v, 330 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: George Plimpton.

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Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to became a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout - and brings back this timeless book on boxing and its devotees, among them Ali, Joe Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Mailer. Shadow Box is one of Plimpton's most engaging studies of professional sport, through the eyes of an inquisitive and astute amateur. From the gym, the locker room, ringside, and even in the harsh glare of the ring itself, Plimpton documents what it is to be a boxer, an artist of mayhem, in the finest sports writing of his career.

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"Excellent sports reporting. The chapters on Muhammad Ali are delightful, and Ali is not easy to write about." --"Time""" """I've often thought that "Shadow Box" is the best of my works because it Read more...

 
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