Ringside: A Treasury of Boxing Reportage
"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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When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport
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