The Fight

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Vintage International, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 234 pages
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The spirited chronicler of war, politics, sex, and modern life trains his wits and sights on the principles, promoters, and observers of the 1974 Ali-Forman championship boxing match held in Kinshasa, Zaire. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Norman Mailer was an excellent reporter for a while, and this is a fine example of his sports work. Ali comes off well, and the fight itself was a great one to watch. Read the book, and then watch the ... Read full review

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User Review  - tandah - LibraryThing

The are many reasons to read this book even if you abhore the idea of two men going at each other's brains in a ring. Norman Mailer is an excellent writer and recorder of history, he insinuates ... Read full review

Contents

Ngolo
75
Sorcerers
141
A Bus Ride
153
Copyright

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Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955, he was one of the co-founders of The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner's Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot's Ghost; Oswald's Tale; The Gospel According to the Son, The Castle and the Forest and On God. He died in 2007.

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