The Sweet Science

The Sweet Science

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Articles from the fifties recreate the atmosphere of past boxing matches and trace the rise of such great boxers as Rocky Marciano.

McMillan Palgrave

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.

Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2004
Edition: 1st North Point Press ed
ISBN: 9780374272272
Branch Call Number: GV1125 .L5 2004
Characteristics: xv, 267 p. ; 21 cm


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