Rings: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter

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Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 421 pages
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A biography of black southern boxer Collins Phillips chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of one man as he struggles against racism, poverty, and family problems to make his dreams come true.

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RINGS: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter

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The discontinuous history of an extended black family from New Orleans, which, for lack of authorial perspectives, amounts to little more than a dreary recital of harsh truths. In 1979, Bates (Writing ... Read full review

Rings: on the life and family of a southern fighter

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This is more than a boxing book. It is a well-crafted narrative about American ghetto life and the impact of racism on the lives of many black Americans. The story begins in 1979 when the author meets ... Read full review

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