The sweet science
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - basedguy - LibraryThing
This book is a collection of essays that the golden era of boxing, the 1950s- in my opinion, it wasn't much of a golden era. It was interesting because a number of scenarios that an experienced boxing ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
This book is considered the epitome of sports writing about the sport of boxing, and a serious contender for the best sports writing in English. I think that's justifiable opinion. Even if the exact ... Read full review