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     A Warrior's Heart: The True Story of Life Before and Beyond The Fighter
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Author(s): Micky Ward, Joe Layden

With the success of the critically-acclaimed, Academy Award-winning film ?The Fighter,? the world stood up and cheered for the inspiring true story of Micky Ward?a heart-and-soul warrior who overcame the odds to make history in the ring. But that was only part of the tale?
Now, in his own words, ?Irish? Micky Ward tells his inspirational life story as only he can.
From his first bout at the age of seven, Micky Ward was known first and foremost for giving as good as he got, and for leaving absolutely everything he had in the ring. When he fought, quitting was never an option. It was that indomitable spirit that would allow him to survive, battle against, and overcome the harsh realities that he faced every day of his life.
For it was outside the ring that Ward?s heart would be most needed, from witnessing his idolized older half-brother Dicky fall from grace, to dealing with his wildly dysfunctional?if frighteningly loyal?family, to the darkest of secrets that he has never revealed until now, and the numerous setbacks and defeats that would have stopped a lesser man. Micky Ward has remained a fighter, through and through?both as a professional boxer, and as a man who finally found his greatest strength in friendship, family, and faith in himself
From the rough streets of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the blood and sweat of the international fight game, to the bright lights and adulation of Hollywood, this is the rousing, moving, tragic, and humorous story of the one and only Micky Ward.


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     My View from the Corner: A Life in Boxing
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Author(s): Angelo Dundee, Bert Sugar

Boxing's greatest trainer reveals all

"The book is written in a highly conversational tone, and by the end the reader will know precisely what it is like to listen to the Bill Walsh of boxing hold court on the exotic art of the cornerman."
--New York Times Book Review

"[H]ere's one for the fans: an as-close-up-as-you-can-get view of boxing's biggest, baddest personalities and poundings."
-Men's Journal

"The teaming of esteemed boxing trainer Angelo Dundee and Bert Randolph Sugar, perhaps the best boxing writer around, produces a lively and insightful look at professional boxing in the second half of the 20th century? His fascinating portraits of Ali, Leonard and Foreman make this a terrific read."
--Library Journal

"This book's appeal lies in Dundee's colorful and punchy personality, as he enlivens the prose with entertaining, Yogi Berra-like jokes, tautologies and euphemisms. It's no surprise that Dundee helped Ali develop his famous rhymes."
--Publishers Weekly

Angelo Dundee was named Manager of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association in 1968 and 1979. In 1994 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He continues to train boxers and has acted as ringside commentator for many televised fights.

Bert Randolph Sugar is the most recognized and well-known boxing writer in history. The former editor of Ring Magazine and Boxing Illustrated and publisher of Fight Game magazine, he has written dozens of books on boxing and is a regular ESPN sports analyst.

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     Savage Science Of Streetfighting: Applying The Lessons Of Championship Boxing To Serious Street Survival
Publisher: Paladin Press
Author(s): Ned Beaumont

In this sequel to Championship Streetfighting, veteran boxer Ned Beaumont shows why boxing is the baddest martial art around for streetfighting. Here he moves beyond the basics and applies more advanced principles, techniques and training methods of the "sweet science."

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     Hard Luck: The Triumph and Tragedy of "Irish" Jerry Quarry
Publisher: Lyons Press
Author(s): Steve Springer, Blake Chavez

In Hard Luck, �Irish? Jerry Quarry comes to life�from his Grapes of Wrath days as the child of an abusive father in the California migrant camps�to those as the undersized heavyweight slaying giants on his way to multiple title bouts and the honor of being the World?s Most Popular Fighter in ?68, ?69, ?70, and ?71.


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     King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
Publisher: Vintage
Author(s): David Remnick

"Succeeds more than any previous book in bringing Ali into focus . . . as a starburst of energy, ego and ability whose like will never be seen again." ?The Wall Street Journal

"Best Nonfiction Book of the Year" ?Time

"Penetrating . . . reveal[s] details that even close followers of [Ali] might not have known. . . . An amazing story." ?The New York Times

On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was "a new kind of black man" who would shortly transform America's racial politics, its popular culture, and its notions of heroism.
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No one has captured Ali--and the era that he exhilarated and sometimes infuriated--with greater vibrancy, drama, and astuteness than David Remnick, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb (and editor of The New Yorker). In charting Ali's rise from the gyms of Louisville, Kentucky, to his epochal fights against Liston and Floyd Patterson, Remnick creates a canvas of unparalleled richness. He gives us empathetic portraits of wisecracking sportswriters and bone-breaking mobsters; of the baleful Liston and the haunted Patterson; of an audacious Norman Mailer and an enigmatic Malcolm X. Most of all, King of the World does justice to the speed, grace, courage, humor, and ebullience of one of the greatest athletes and irresistibly dynamic personalities of our time.

"Nearly pulse-pounding narrative power . . . an important account of a period in American social history." ?Chicago Tribune

"A pleasure . . . haunting . . . so vivid that one can imagine Ali saying, 'How'd you get inside my head, boy?'" ?Wilfrid Sheed, Time

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     The Battle of the Century: Dempsey, Carpentier, and the Birth of Modern Promotion
Publisher: Praeger
Author(s): Jim Waltzer

Immortalized as the battle of the century by Ring Lardner, the Dempsey-Carpentier heavyweight title bout marked America's first experience with the intersection of show business, high society, politics, and the underworld at a single sporting event. The Battle of the Century: Dempsey, Carpentier, and the Birth of Modern Promotion offers the definitive history of this landmark event's genesis and impact.

To explain why the fight had such a far-reaching influence on mass entertainment and modern culture, newspaperman Jim Waltzer invites readers to travel the path to the 1921 heavyweight championship. Along the way, they will meet a cast of outsize characters, including the savage defending champion (and alleged World War I slacker) Jack Dempsey, French pretty-boy war hero Georges Carpentier, promoter Tex Rickard, Dempsey's slippery manager Doc Kearns, and Jersey City boss Frank Hague. As the tale unfolds, so does an understanding of the forces that shaped the Roaring Twenties and established promotional hype as the MO of business.



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     The Life and Crimes of Don King: The Shame of Boxing in America
Publisher: Harbor Electronic Publishing
Author(s): Jack Newfield

Here is a new, updated edition of award-winning columnist Jack Newfield?s best-selling biography of America?s boxing mogul, the source for the Emmy-winning movie Don King: Only in America.

When Jack Newfield?s unauthorized biography of Don King first appeared in 1995 it was hailed as one of the most important pieces of sports journalism of the decade. The HBO movie based on the book continues to be a television favorite. Now, for the first time, The Life and Crimes of Don King is available in paperback.

Jack Newfield has provided a new introduction and an extensive epilogue??The Shame of Boxing in America??for this new edition.

Here?s what critics had to say about the earlier edition:

?Jack Newfield is a writer who understands how to celebrate the rich complexity of American life while pulling the covers off of those monsters who threaten its very essence. In The Life and Crimes of Don King, he provides us with a book that stings in every direction?across class, race, profession, gender, religion, national boundaries, media, and law enforcement. We learn that Don King is an American so purely made of charisma and con that no one could have invented him.?
?STANLEY CROUCH, New York Daily News columnist

?It is difficult to imagine anyone better suited to tell the fascinating tale of Don King?s life than Jack Newfield. In The Life and Crimes of Don King Newfield has brilliantly captured the complex man beneath the flamboyant image and in the process produced an absolutely fabulous story,?
?DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian

?Jack Newfield brings a reporter?s craft and fan?s love of boxing to this study of the complex, brilliant promoter Don King. Newfield continues the tradition of great writers like A. J. Liebling, Budd Schulberg, and Norman Mailer who have brought their sharp focus to the world of boxing.?
?CHARLIE ROSE, PBS host

?Jack Newfield has captured Don King?s larger-than-life character with both fairness and passion. A brilliant investigative job!?
?NICK PILEGGI, co-author of Goodfellas and Casino

?Jack Newfield presents us with this first finely detailed portrait. For all those with a taste for robber barons and invincible chutzpah, this book is a must.?
?PETE HAMILL, author of A Drinking Life

About the author:

Veteran journalist Jack Newfield was a founder of the ?New Journalism? in the 1960s as a columnist for The Village Voice. He was later a columnist for The New York Daily News and The New York Post. He was a fellow of The Nation Institute. He is the author of 10 books, has collaborated on numerous documentaries, and is the recipient of the George Polk Award for Investigative Journalism (1980), an Emmy for his documentary on Don King (1991), and numerous other awards.


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     This Bloody Mary Is the Last Thing I Own: A Journey to the End of Boxing
Publisher: The Ecco Press
Author(s): Jonathan Rendall

Fittingly, it is in Las Vegas, boxing's capital, that author Jonathan Rendall, a young British boxing enthusiast, reflects on his own exit from the boxing scene. What unfolds is the true story of his boyhood romance with the sport, his canny coming-of-age as a boxing writer, and his risky bid to bring the unknown Colin "Sweet C" McMillan to the World Featherweight Championship.

Written with the detachment of a seasoned journalist, Jonathan Rendall has produced an uncommon sports memoir about having the faith and losing the faith. Intelligent and funny, This Bloody Mary Is the Last Thing I Own is a boxing book with appeal that extends well beyond the ring.



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     Perfect in Their Art: Poems on Boxing from Homer to Ali
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
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Two combatants, one ring, and a battle governed as much by determination and drive as by rules and referees: that?s boxing. Perfect in Their Art: Poems on Boxing from Homer to Ali spans the millennia to present more than one hundred of the finest in pugilism poetry from both oral and written traditions, celebrating the lasting literary, historical, and cultural significance of boxing?s storied heritage.

Editors Robert Hedin and Michael Waters pulled no punches in assembling the definitive poems and poets of the sport. Works by such classical poets as Homer, Virgil, and Pindar are gathered here side-by-side for the first time with the poems of Lord Byron, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This provocative collection also features more recent literary heavyweights, including Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Levine, Wislawa Szymborska, Ai, Yusef Komunyakaa, James Merrill, and Norman Mailer. Equally impressive is this anthology?s rich sampling of boxing music, including ballads, blues, marches, waltzes, and pop lyrics. Irving Berlin, Memphis Minnie, Leadbelly, Paul Simon, Warren Zevon, and Bob Dylan are only a few of the songwriters in this volume compelled to honor the sweet science.

Complemented by a foreword from On the Waterfront author Budd Schulberg, Perfect in Their Art offers glimpses into the boxing ring?s literal and metaphoric place as a popular stage for brutal but artful combat. Together these poems celebrate the heroes and traditions of this most primal competition across its many eras to provide an accurate, graceful, and spirited evocation of boxing?s cultural legacy as both sport and art.



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     Blows to the Head: How Boxing Changed My Mind (Excelsior Editions)
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
Author(s): Binnie Klein

A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.

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     DJ Skills: The essential guide to Mixing and Scratching
Publisher: Focal Press
Author(s): Stephen Webber

DJ Skills: The Essential Guide to Mixing & Scratching is the most comprehensive, up to date approach to DJing ever produced. With insights from top club, mobile, and scratch DJs, the book includes many teaching strategies developed in the Berklee College of Music prototype DJ lab.

From scratching and mixing skills to the latest trends in DVD and video mixing this book gives you access to all the tools, tips and techniques you need. Topics like hand position are taught in a completely new way, and close-up photos of famous DJ's hands are featured. As well as the step-by-step photos the book includes an audio CD to demonstrate techniques. This book is perfect for intermediate and advanced DJs looking to improve their skills in both the analogue and digital domain.


* In-depth interviews with the best DJ's for their genre offering insight, tips and techniques
* Covers the hottest new trends- DVD video mixing, effects, computerised DJ
* CD with audio samples features US National DCM champion DJ Perseus to demonstrate techniques


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     Muhammad Ali and the Greatest Heavyweight Generation
Publisher: Southeast Missouri State University Press
Author(s): Tom Cushman

Tom Cushman, one of boxing's great sportswriters, followed the 'Ali generation' of fighters from New York to Las Vegas, Nassau to Zaire, reporting for the Philadelphia Daily News from 1966 1982 and for the San Diego Tribune, 1982 1992. Muhammad Ali and the Greatest Heavyweight Generation chronicles the behind-the-scenes stories of the great athletes in boxing's biggest-and-best age their victories and struggles, crimes and passions, heydays and swansongs.

This collection of essays, gleaned from Cushman's personal files as well as his recent research, brings to light the backgrounds of the fighters, in and out of the ring: Liston's tragic death, Foreman's rise from hell to heaven, Holmes's crushing defeat and his great heart, Everett's murder and everywhere, always, the unforgettable voice and charismatic volume of the astounding Muhammad Ali.

Columnist Bill Conlin, Philadelphia Daily News, writes in the book's Preface:

This [is] history of the rarest sort the view of a man who not only had lived in the time and recorded the events, but now, a quarter of a century later, who was able to interpret both the athletic imprint left by these dynamic men and the sociological impact of their triumphs and tragedies.

Besides the compelling stories of boxing's back stage, Muhammad Ali and the Greatest Heavyweight Generation includes previously unpublished photographs from the personal collections of Cushman and others, as well as classic images from veteran newspaper photographers.

Also contains a 16-page photo insert.

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     Boxing Champions of the Heavyweight Division 1882-2010
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author(s): Ronald J. Curtis

The heavyweight division is the top prize of all the different weight divisions in boxing. There were many fighters who were short, tall, big, small, great, and not so great. There were some who were better known than kings, presidents, or other leaders. Ronald Curtis will tell you, in a short and concise manner, how they got there and what made these fighters?champions.


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     Sports Illustrated June 26 2000 Tiger Woods Cover, Shaquille O'Neal/Los Angeles Lakers, Sugar Shane Mosley Beats Oscar De Le Hoya/Boxing, Sammy Sosa/Chicago White Sox
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
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     Chasing Rocky
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author(s): J. P. Flaim

Boxers do what the vast majority of us will never do: they stand toe-to-toe and try to inflict as much punishment upon each other as possible. In Chasing Rocky, J. P. Flaim, a suburban father of two and cohost of The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, DC, became a part of that small percentage of people drawn to become a boxer. What started as a crazy idea from the arena seats of a professional boxing match transforms into a personal challenge that the deejay cannot ignore. This memoir follows the journey of this average Joe who chases his dream and discovers there's more to boxing than what can be seen inside the ropes. Chasing Rocky narrates Flaim's foray into the boxing world, where he encounters a dubious boxing promoter who sees only dollar signs, a no-nonsense trainer who tests his resolve, an aspiring pro who longs for a title shot, and an icon who has inspired millions. Chasing Rocky presents an inside look at the brutal training boxers endure. From facing fears to dealing with the pain of getting punched, Flaim tackles the sacrifices boxers make and explores the promotional aspects-from choosing the perfect heel to creating a grand ring entrance. He shows what happens when the bell sounds and a radio promotion idea becomes a boxing reality.

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     The Rough Guide to Hip-hop 2 (Rough Guide Reference)
Publisher: Rough Guides
Author(s): Peter Shapiro

Completely updated and radically expanded, the new Rough guide to Hip-Hop is the definitive guide to every aspect of the music, tracing its story from its origins in the 1970s as New York?s urban folk music all the way to hip-hop?s current dominance as the world?s best-selling genre. Extensive biographies cover hip-hop?s entire spectrum, from the millionaire players to the underground freestylers, from gangster rappers to conscious rhymers, all alongside hundreds of illustrations by top hip-hop photographers. Pioneers like Run DMC and Public Enemy, as well as global superstars of today such as Eminem and Jay Z, are all covered in detail; and each entry concludes with recommendations of the best of their recordings on CD. All the best MCs, DJs, B-Boys and graffiti-writers are here, but there are also extensive sidebars that go beyond the music to the lifestyle, describing hip-hop?s fashions, films, feuds and fads.

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     Punch Lines: Berger on Boxing
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Author(s): Phil Berger

Punch Lines: Berger on Boxing By Phil Berger. Foreword by Bert Sugar. Profiles of Riddick Bowe, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, and many more, by the former boxing correspondent for the New York Times. illustrated/index ISBN: 0-941423-95-6

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     Boxing In The Shadows
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Author(s): Thomas Donelson

Boxing In The Shadows is the story of many great Black fighters throughout the past century and puts their accomplishments within the context of the era that they fought in. This book is the seventh book that Mr. Donelson has written or co-written. Mr. Donelson has written on a variety of subjects over the past three decades and been published in newspapers and publications, Mr. Donelson is a leading observer of the boxing scene as well as a member of the International Boxing Research Organization, the leading boxing historical society.

About Mr. Donelson, Ringsports.com Rusty Rubin writes, "Tom Donelson is an outstanding scribe in describing the world of boxing. This is why I asked Mr. Donelson to co-authored our book, Billy Soose, The Champion that Time Forgot."

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     War, Baby: The Glamour of Violence
Publisher: Random House UK
Author(s): Kevin Mitchell

An award-winning journalist and boxing aficionado recounts the story of the infamous 1995 bout between Britain's Nigel Benn and American Gerald McClellan that led to a reassessment of the sport as entertainment and of the procedures by which it is regulated.


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     Sorcery at Caesars: Sugar Ray's Marvelous Fight
Publisher: Inkwater Pr
Author(s): Steve Marantz

On the night of April 6, 1987, Sugar Ray Leonard stole a fight. A couple of million witnesses saw him get away with it. Leonard s theft was so slick that the victim, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, didn't know until it was too late. His middleweight title was picked clean and gone, forever.... In its own way, it was a perfect Sting. Of course, Hagler did not see it that way. But if winners write history, a salesman, a con, a Sweet Scientist, and a sorcerer wrote this one. Leonard was each and all in the parking lot behind Caesars. This is the story of sorcery at Caesars, and how Sugar Ray put the Fight Game on Marvelous Marvin.

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