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Boxing Is . . . Reflections on the Sweet Science (Paperback)

Author:  Thomas Hauser
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1557289425
ISBN-13: 9781557289421
Sku: 216024264
Publish Date: 11/1/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  270
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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."
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Thomas Hauser's annual record of the contemporary boxing scene has become boxing's most eagerly anticipated written work. Here are some thoughts from readers regarding the articles collected in Boxing Is...||"A legendary writer writing about legendary fighters. It doesn't get any better than Thomas Hauser."||"Thomas Hauser is relentless in pursuit of the truth. As a boxing fan, I'm grateful for his work."||"Hauser gives us facts and truth without bias. And he always gives us the inside story."||"Boxing writing as a literary art is alive and well in Thomas Hauser's hands. He is the A. J. Liebling of our time."||"Reading Hauser's re-creation of fights is like watching a feature film. We're fortunate that a man with his skill is recording the drama."||"Brilliant as always. This is more than reporting. It's inspirational writing."||"Pound-for-pound, Thomas Hauser is the best writer in boxing. Let's give him a standing ovation."||"Thomas Hauser is the best boxing writer ever."||Boxing reviewer Bart Barry wrote that Thomas Hauser's annual collections "form an essential part of boxing's official record and are the chronicles of this era most likely to endure." Boxing Is . . . continues that tradition, bringing readers into Manny Pacquiao's dressing room in the moments before last year's biggest fight, exposing the inner workings of HBO Sports, looking back at the incomparable Sugar Ray Robinson, and much more.
Author Bio
Thomas Hauser
Thomas Hauser has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award--once for "Missing" and once for "Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times". He has lived in New York City.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0270
Product attributePublisher:   University of Arkansas Press
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