The Sweet Science

Author: A. J. Liebling

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466801867

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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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.


A Concise History of the Sweet Science

Author: Gerald R. Gems

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442229918

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 7744

In Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science, Gerald R. Gems provides a succinct yet comprehensive coverage of the sport, recounting boxing’s ancient roots, evolution, and globalization. Throughout, Gems describes important events and individuals, illuminating their impact on the boxing world. Presented in a clear and readable manner, Gems not only includes a historical account of boxing, but also explores such issues as race, religion, rivalries, and the growth of female boxing. While the primary coverage of the book focuses on the United States, Gems’ examination encompasses the sport around the world as well. Featuring numerous photographs, Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science will be of interest to boxing fans, historians, scholars, and those wanting to learn more about the sport.

Boxing's Ten Commandments

Essential Training for the Sweet Science

Author: Alan Lachica,Doug Werner

Publisher: Tracks Publishing

ISBN: 1935937235

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 588

This boxing handbook provides up-to-date, in-depth coaching for serious contenders. Weaving fundamental skills into a progression of drills that hone technique in increasingly complex, demanding, and realistic fighting situations, the handbook aids fighters in developing the reflexes of a complete boxer and teaches the move from a process-and-react mentality to one of seeing-and-reacting. Hundreds of sequential images illustrate vital steps in the progression—from proper stance, effective footwork, and range to defense and counters, the importance of angles, and creating winning strategies.

A Beautiful Sickness

Reflections on the Sweet Science

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781557287182

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

View: 3490

This is the second collection of articles on professional boxing to be published in book form by acclaimed writer Thomas Hauser. It offers unique insights into Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Shane Mosely, Ray Jones Jr. and many more superstars, as well as an insider's critique of the sweet science today. Satirical, whimsical, and pungent, Hauser deftly maps the politics and poli-tricks of the world's only true universal sport.

Boxing Is . . .

Reflections on the Sweet Science

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610754891

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 270

View: 8082

Thomas Hauser has become “must reading” in the boxing community, and his latest book demonstrates why. Boxing Is . . . brings together all of Hauser’s 2009 articles. In them, Hauser illuminates the behind-the-scenes stories of the year’s most memorable personalities and events. He takes us from Manny Pacquiao’s dressing room in the tense moments before 2009’s biggest fight to an in-depth portrait of the incomparable Sugar Ray Robinson, all the while continuing to show why his annual collections, avidly anticipated by fans and critics alike, have become, according to columnist Bart Barry, “an essential part of boxing’s official record and the chronicles of this era most likely to endure.”

The Arc of Boxing

The Rise and Decline of the Sweet Science

Author: Mike Silver

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476602182

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 4302

Are today’s boxers better than their predecessors, or is modern boxing a shadow of its former self? Boxing historians discuss the socioeconomic and demographic changes that have affected the quality, prominence and popularity of the sport over the past century. Among the interviewees are world-renowned scholars, some of the sport’s premier trainers, and former amateur and professional world champions. Chapters cover such topics as the ongoing deterioration of boxers’ skills, their endurance, the decline in the number of fights and the psychological readiness of championship-caliber boxers. The strengths and weaknesses of today’s superstars are analyzed and compared to those of such past greats as Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jack Dempsey and Jake LaMotta.


The Sweet Science

Author: Linda Jansma,Stephen Brunt,Sean O'Meara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781926589862

Category: Art, Canadian

Page: 64

View: 2742


There Will Always Be Boxing

Another Year Inside the Sweet Science

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1682260410

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 345

View: 6645

"A poignant look at Muhammad Ali...Hauser takes readers behind the scenes, giving them a seat at the table with with boxing's biggest power brokers as he reveals the inner workings of the sport and business of boxing."--Inside cover.

The Sweet Science and Other Writings

Author: Abbott Joseph Liebling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598530407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1057

View: 4142

Features some of the journalist's classic works, including "The Press," in which he discusses how the lack of competition, public regulation, and professional criticism have endangered the objectivity of the press.

Thomas Hauser on Boxing

Another Year Inside the Sweet Science

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557286671

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 3356

"'Thomas Hauser on boxing' contains the articles about professional boxing that I authored in 2013"--Author's note.

Boxing Mastery

Advanced Technique, Tactics, and Strategies from the Sweet Science

Author: Mark Hatmaker,Doug Werner

Publisher: Tracks Publishing

ISBN: 1884654215

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2840

This comprehensive manual illustrates and tells how to throw advanced combinations, cut off the ring, fight off the ropes, generate power, corner a foe and how to hit and not get hit. Information is presented through logical, easy-to-follow drills that require just two pairs of gloves and the enthusiasm of a sparring partner.


Sweet Science and Dark Secrets of the World's Favorite Treat

Author: Kay Frydenborg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544175662

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 9765

A fascinating account for teen readers that captures the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate. Readers ofChew On This and The Omnivore's Dilemma will savor this rich exposé.

The Sweet Science Goes Sour

How Scandal Brought Boxing to Its Knees

Author: Thomas Myler

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553652339

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

View: 1335

A behind-the-scenes look at some of professional boxing's most notorious fights describes the events surrounding several fixed or scandal-ridden matches, from Primo Carnera's tragic manipulation by mobsters to Mike Tyson's infamous ear-bite during his match against Evander Holyfield. Original.

Sweet Science

Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Author: Amanda Jo Goldstein

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022645858X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 2327

Today we do not expect poems to carry scientifically valid information. But it was not always so. In Sweet Science, Amanda Jo Goldstein returns to the beginnings of the division of labor between literature and science to recover a tradition of Romantic life writing for which poetry was a privileged technique of empirical inquiry. Goldstein puts apparently literary projects, such as William Blake’s poetry of embryogenesis, Goethe’s journals On Morphology, and Percy Shelley’s “poetry of life,” back into conversation with the openly poetic life sciences of Erasmus Darwin, J. G. Herder, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. Such poetic sciences, Goldstein argues, share in reviving Lucretius’s De rerum natura to advance a view of biological life as neither self-organized nor autonomous, but rather dependent on the collaborative and symbolic processes that give it viable and recognizable form. They summon De rerum natura for a logic of life resistant to the vitalist stress on self-authorizing power and to make a monumental case for poetry’s role in the perception and communication of empirical realities. The first dedicated study of this mortal and materialist dimension of Romantic biopoetics, Sweet Science opens a through-line between Enlightenment materialisms of nature and Marx’s coming historical materialism.

Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

A Novel

Author: Kate Wilhelm

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 146683210X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6129

Before becoming one of today's most intriguing and innovative mystery writers, Kate Wilhelm was a leading writer of science fiction, acclaimed for classics like The Infinity Box and The Clewiston Test. Now one of her most famous novels returns to print, the spellbinding story of an isolated post-holocaust community determined to preserve itself, through a perilous experiment in cloning. Sweeping, dramatic, rich with humanity, and rigorous in its science, Where Later the Sweet Birds Sang is widely regarded as a high point of both humanistic and "hard" SF, and won SF's Hugo Award and Locus Award on its first publication. It is as compelling today as it was then. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is the winner of the 1977 Hugo Award for Best Novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Sweet Science of Bruising

Author: Joy Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848428065


Page: 112

View: 2894

'When that bell rings, your life is entirely in your hands.' London, 1869. Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring. As their lives begin to intertwine, their journey takes us through grand drawing rooms, bustling theatres and rowdy Southwark pubs, where the women fight inequality as well as each other. But with the final showdown approaching, only one can become the Lady Boxing Champion of the World... Joy Wilkinson's play The Sweet Science of Bruising is an epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism. It premiered at Southwark Playhouse, London, in October 2018, in a production by Troupe.


Author: Jan Lubek

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490717722

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 8741

In my first book, my hero Rocky Marciano & classic boxing are discussed. Me & my grandma Ms. Wanda Nida gave the original idea to create Rocky statue in Brockton. IT WAS NOT WBC'S IDEA. In this book you will find out lots of information on Rocky you never knew nor heard before. Special attention is given to Rocky's exhibitions in Asia (especially Japan to entertain the troops) & Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Archie Moore was not the last fighter Rocky faced in the ring in front of the audience because it happened in Rio. Also lots of information on Superfight Rocky had with Ali. Discover Rocky's business ventures, his life during & after boxing. Find out why Bob Baker was supposed to be Rocky's final opponent & so much, much, much more. Bookmark: http: // my second book Superman George Reeves is covered. Find out who might have killed him. Were Toni & Eddie Mannix behind that? If not, they certainly played a role in his death. Find out who stole George's pet dog. Find out about George's wish to be a pro boxer & wrestler. Find out more about Luger gun that killed George, find out about 26 new Superman episodes George agreed to star in them & direct them, etc . . . Check Out/Bookmark: Superman goofs: http: // history of reproducing piano rolls I talk about different companies that made piano rolls & reproducing piano rolls at the turn of 20th century. I cover companies such as Duo-Art, Welte-Mignon, Ampico A & B and many others. I cover story of Vorsetzer, a machine with wooden fingers that played the piano, reproducing the sounds of great masters like Paderewski, Saint-Saens, Hofmann & many, many others. Even if they are no longer with us their spirit lives on in these reproducing piano rolls played by their ghosts. Genius never dies my grandma said in Latin: "Dignum laude virum, Musa vetat mori" Goddess Musa does not allow noble & what's or who is immortal to die. Find out about technical aspects of Vorsetzers, Piano-Players, Player-Pianos. It's not the same. Music is art, research this kind of music more in depth. CHECK OUT THESE VERY INTERESTING STORIES & ADVENTURES, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

Ring Songs

Fifteen Rounds in the Sweet Science

Author: Peter Kearney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982915646

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 102

View: 4061

Ring Songs is a fight card of short stories where every round centers on a boxer answering the bell, the moment when hot blood rushes to the brain and he takes the first steps into the primal arena of his own self-defense. Step into the ring and experience the stories that show the humanity that lies within the boxer's beating heart.