Ringside: A Treasury of Boxing Reportage

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I. R. Dee, Jan 1, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 364 pages
"Budd Schulberg's lifelong love affair with boxing has never been tainted with romantic naivete.... Budd's has always been a clear-eyed passion.... Yet it is not Schulberg on the past but Schulberg on the present that I appreciate most when we are together at the fights. I have come across few men with as profound an understanding of the imperatives that govern the quality of a performance in the ring. I confess to a lack of enthusiasm for sporting chroniclers who are fine with description but feeble in judgment, who give us plenty of color but don't know a hawk from a handsaw. It is a species exemplified by some horse racing correspondents of my acquaintance, fellows whose words can present a picture of a thoroughbred that Stubbs might envy but whose tips would put you on welfare....

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Contents

The First
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The Primo Camera of
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When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport
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Copyright

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Budd Schulberg was one of the most talented American writers of the twentieth century. In addition to authoring numerous literary works (including "What Makes Sammy Run?" and the screenplay for "On the Waterfront"), Schulberg was also a talented sportswriter and boxing correspondent for "Sports Illustrated". He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002.

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