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The Sweet Science

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The Sweet Science by Liebling, A. J.; Anasi, Robert, 9780374272272
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  • ISBN: 9780374272272 | 0374272271
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/29/2004
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A.J. Liebling's classicNew Yorkerpieces 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 promptedSports Illustratedto nameThe Sweet Sciencethe best American sports book of all time. A. J. Liebling, born October 18, 1904, joined the staff ofThe New Yorkerin 1935 and contributed innumerable articles to the magazine before his death in 1963. His greatest work is collected inJust Enough Liebling. A. J. Liebling's classicNew Yorkerpieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was.The Sweet Sciencedepicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's tragic decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind the fight, and he always evokes the atmosphere in the arena as distinctly as he does the goings-on in the ringa combination that promptedSports Illustratedto nameThe Sweet Sciencethe best American sports book of all time. As the noted boxing writer Robert Anasi remarks in his foreword to this book, "Liebling doesn't make the ring over into the setting for a morality play or an alternate site for Armageddon. His own boxing experience allowed him to represent the sport as sport, and to see boxing the way the pros do: as a job, more difficult than most, but also more rewarding." "InThe Sweet Sciencein all his booksLiebling himself, the voice and the character, is immensely appealing."David Remnick,The New Yorker "InThe Sweet Sciencein all his booksLiebling himself, the voice and the character, is immensely appealing."David Remnick,The New Yorker "Nobody wrote about boxing with more grace and enthusiasm than Joe Liebling."Red Smith,The New York Times

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