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.
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Boxing

A Concise History of the Sweet Science

Author: Gerald R. Gems

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442229918

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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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.
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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

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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.
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A Beautiful Sickness

Reflections on the Sweet Science

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781557287182

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

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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.
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The Arc of Boxing

The Rise and Decline of the Sweet Science

Author: Mike Silver

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476602182

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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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.
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The Pimp's Bible

The Sweet Science of Sin

Author: Alfred Bilbo Gholson

Publisher: Research Associates School Times

ISBN: 9780948390791

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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The Sweet Science and Other Writings

Author: Abbott Joseph Liebling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598530407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1057

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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.
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Boxing Is . . .

Reflections on the Sweet Science

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557289425

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 270

View: 600

Presents a collection of articles about professional boxing and boxers, which were written in 2009.
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Thomas Hauser on Boxing

Another Year Inside the Sweet Science

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610755472

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

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Booklist called Straight Writes and Jabs, last year’s collection of boxing articles by Thomas Hauser, “wonderful writing from a world-class journalist.” This year’s collection, Thomas Hauser on Boxing, is the latest in the popular annuals bringing together all Hauser’s writing from the previous year. Readers will enter the dressing room with elite champions in the moments before some of 2013’s biggest fights. Hauser’s award-winning investigative journalism is on display in his prize-winning exposé of the tragedy that befell heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov. There’s a look at the incomparable Don King in the twilight of his career, and much more.
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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

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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.
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Boxing

The Sweet Science

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781926589862

Category: Art, Canadian

Page: 64

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Chocolate

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

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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.
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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

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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.
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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

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"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.
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Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

A Novel

Author: Kate Wilhelm

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 146683210X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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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.
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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

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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.
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Sweet Potato Processing Technology

Author: Taihua Mu,Hongnan Sun,Miao Zhang,Cheng Wang

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128129379

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 446

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Sweet Potato Processing Technology systematically introduces processing technologies of sweet potato starch and its series products including sweet potato protein, dietary fibers, pectin, granules, anthocyanins and chlorogenic acids. The book provides a detailed and comprehensive account of physicochemical and functional properties of sweet potato products, the nutritional components extracted from sweet potato, as well as their utilization in food, medicine and cosmetic fields. This book can provide the scientific basis and technical support for virtuous circle promotion and structure upgrade of sweet potato processing industry. This book will be a valuable reference for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as specialists and enterprise research staff in the field of food technology. Introduces processing technologies for sweet potato starch and related products Covers utilization of nutritional components extracted from sweet potato in various products Provides the scientific basis and technical support for virtuous circle promotion and structure upgrade of the sweet potato processing industry
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The Bittersweet Science

Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside

Author: Carlo Rotella,Michael Ezra

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022634620X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Weighing in with a balance of the visceral and the cerebral, boxing has attracted writers for millennia. Yet few of the writers drawn to it have truly known the sport—and most have never been in the ring. Moving beyond the typical sentimentality, romanticism, or cynicism common to writing on boxing, The Bittersweet Science is a collection of essays about boxing by contributors who are not only skilled writers but also have extensive firsthand experience at ringside and in the gym, the corner, and the ring itself. Editors Carlo Rotella and Michael Ezra have assembled a roster of fresh voices, ones that expand our understanding of the sport’s primal appeal. The contributors to The Bittersweet Science—journalists, fiction writers, fight people, and more—explore the fight world's many aspects, considering boxing as both craft and business, art form and subculture. From manager Charles Farrell’s unsentimental defense of fixing fights to former Golden Glover Sarah Deming’s complex profile of young Olympian Claressa Shields, this collection takes us right into the ring and makes us feel the stories of the people who are drawn to—or sometimes stuck in—the boxing world. We get close-up profiles of marquee attractions like Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr., as well as portraits of rising stars and compelling cornermen, along with first-person, hands-on accounts from fighters’ points of view. We are schooled in not only how to hit and be hit, but why and when to throw in the towel. We experience the intimate immediacy of ringside as well as the dim back rooms where the essentials come together. And we learn that for every champion there’s a regiment of journeymen, dabblers, and anglers for advantage, for every aspiring fighter, a veteran in painful decline. Collectively, the perspectives in The Bittersweet Science offer a powerful in-depth picture of boxing, bobbing and weaving through the desires, delusions, and dreams of boxers, fans, and the cast of managers, trainers, promoters, and hangers-on who make up life in and around the ring. Contributors: Robert Anasi, Brin-Jonathan Butler, Donovan Craig, Sarah Deming, Michael Ezra, Charles Farrell, Rafael Garcia, Gordon Marino, Louis Moore, Gary Lee Moser, Hamilton Nolan, Gabe Oppenheim, Carlo Rotella, Sam Sheridan, and Carl Weingarten.
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Ring Songs

Fifteen Rounds in the Sweet Science

Author: Peter Kearney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982915646

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 102

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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.
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