Into the Woods

The Story of a British Boxing Cult Hero

Author: Clinton Woods,Mark Truly

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785313770

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7966


Into the Woods provides a sharp insight into the true motivations of fighting men. Rather than dealing in clich, hype or the myth of the 'noble art', former world light heavyweight champion, Clinton Woods, lays bare the culture that surrounds his sport. From meagre beginnings in a large family, on Sheffield estates decimated by Margaret Thatcher's attacks on the steel industry, to booze, drugs and tussles with the law, Woods had chaotic and bloodstained origins. Having boxed as a junior, he returned to the ring in his 20s, seeking change. On a pro journey that eventually saw him trade blows with Roy Jones Jr, Glen Johnson and Antonio Tarver, he confounded naysayers to win every title from domestic level to world. Along the way, he mixed with some of the most fascinating characters of his era. Woods's integrity, honesty and refusal to surrender forged his success. Seven years into his retirement, he has time to reflect. Into the Woods asks whether those who come from violence can ever really leave it behind.

Directors in British and Irish Cinema: A Reference Companion

Author: Robert Murphy

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844571260

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 672

View: 5327


A guide to directors who have worked in the British and Irish film industries between 1895 and 2005. Each of its 980 entries on individuals directors gives a resume of the director's career, evaluates their achievements and provides a complete filmography. It is useful for those interested in film-making in Britain and Ireland.

Doug Pratt's DVD

Movies, Television, Music, Art, Adult, and More!

Author: Douglas Pratt

Publisher: UNET 2 Corporation

ISBN: 1932916008

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1373

View: 3083


The ultimate guide to DVD by the world's leadding authority on the medium.

Radio Programs, 1924-1984

A Catalog of Over 1800 Shows

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 399

View: 5693


How did Philip Gault become The Whisperer? What radio series was the proving ground for a motion picture? Who owned the Solomon Levy Department Store? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this encyclopedic reference work to 1802 radio programs broadcast from the years 1924 through 1984. Entries include casts, character relationships, plots and storylines, announcers, musicians, producers, hosts, starting and ending dates of the programs, networks, running times, production information and, when appropriate, information on the radio show's adaptation to television. Hundreds of program openings and closings are included.