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by Hugh McIlvanney,Budd Schulberg


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Having covered boxing for more than 60 years.

Having covered boxing for more than 60 years. Budd Schulberg knows a thing or two about the sweet science. Carole Goldberg Hartford Courant). A knockout of a sportswriting collection. Dartmouth Alumni Magazine). Schulberg's prose is imperiou. nybody with the slightest interest in the literature of sport should try to get their hands on this book. Andrew Baker Telegraph). Ringside is that rare thing: a sports book by a writer who has truly lived his subject. Boxing has consumed Shulberg for over half a century and it shows on every absorbing page of this wonderful collection

A collection of boxing articles from the great Budd Schulberg. The British writer Hugh McIlvanney,who contributes an introduction to this book,once aptly described boxing as the hardestgame.

A collection of boxing articles from the great Budd Schulberg. With the terrible risks and scant prospectsfor payoffs, professional pugilists liveon the edge. The sport requires enormouscourage, and Schulberg’s offerings resonatewith a profound respect and affection for thebruising artists that is rare among reporterswho have never bent through the ropes to achorus of howls from a bloodthirsty throng.

As a sports hack, he's not quite Red Smith or Hugh McIllvaney, but good enough that you don't miss them. As a writer, his occasionally repetitive prose is preferable to the portentous musings of Joyce Carol Oates or the florid machismo of Mailer.

Ringside is that rare thing: a sports book by a writer who has truly lived his subject. Anybody with the slightest interest in the literature of sport should try to get their hands on this book. Boxing has consumed Shulberg for over half a century and it shows on every absorbing page of this wonderful collection. Nick Clarke "Independent ". Ringside contains Schulberg's mix of erudition and street authenticity. Andrew Baker "Telegraph ". Throughout, Schulberg exhibits a boxing IQ matched by his wi. Booklist.

Publication of Ringside is an event in the world of sports literature

Publication of Ringside is an event in the world of sports literature. In this bountiful collection of his best boxing stories of the last half-century, Mr. Schulberg takes his fans all the way back to an epic bare-knuckle contest in England two hundred years ago; draws a revealing portrait of Uncle Mike Jacobs, the promotional impresario of boxing in its Golden Age; expertly places Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali in the social history. of their times; brings fans up to date in the careers of the great names of recent decades-Tyson, Holyfield, De La Hoya, Hopkins, Chico Corrales; and much more. His writing sparkles with authority and insight.

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Ringside: A Treasury of Boxing Reportage. by Budd Schulberg, with an introduction by Hugh McIlvanney. For a good part of the last century, boxing was a large and conspicuous presence on the American scene. Every town had its boxing clubs; in the larger cities, there were fights several times a month, or week. The members of every American immigrant community cheered on their own. Every major newspaper had a boxing reporter, or two, usually their most literate writers; floods and strikes, the journalist Heywood Broun once said, were strictly for second-stringers.

THE HARDEST GAME By Hugh McIlvanney (Contemporary Books) These collections of his articles cover 70 years of boxing lore. You might also take a look at Schulberg’s novel The Harder They Fall.

THE HARDEST GAME By Hugh McIlvanney (Contemporary Books). McIlvanney is the British equivalent of Liebling. He’s not just a boxing writer. He’s a writer who writes very well about boxing, among other things. These collections of his articles cover 70 years of boxing lore. One of the best collections of boxing writing between the covers of a single book. This was reissued in an updated form by Sport Classic Books. But the original 1961 hardcover has a special feel with unique artwork.

Ringside : A Treasury of Boxing Reportage It is wise - from the introduction by Hugh McIllvanney Schulberg's prose packs as much of a punch as any of his heroes, but it is the sheer breadth o. .

Ringside : A Treasury of Boxing Reportage. By (author) Budd Schulberg. Throughout this book, Schulberg provides the perfect blend of great writing on great fighters, laced with a realistic sense of boxing's wrongs as well as its rights. It is wise - from the introduction by Hugh McIllvanney Schulberg's prose packs as much of a punch as any of his heroes, but it is the sheer breadth of knowledge and history displayed here that takes the breath away Metro Schulberg is not merely a contender, he's an undisputed champion Independent on Sunday Schulberg's prose is imperious.

Budd Schulberg This new book collects the best of Mr. Schulberg's reportage on the Sweet.

What Makes Sammy Run? Everyone of us knows someone who runs. Budd Schulberg's love affair with boxing began when he was twelve, when he saw his first bouts at the Hollywood Legion. This new book collects the best of Mr. Schulberg's reportage on the Sweet Science, from Benny Leonard to Muhammad Ali to George Foreman.

In this bountiful collection of his best boxing stories of the last half-century, Budd Schulberg takes his fans all the way back to an epic bare-knuckle contest in England two hundred years ago; draws a revealing portrait of "Uncle" Mike Jacobs, the promotional impresario of boxing in its Golden Age; expertly places Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali in the social history of their times; brings fans up to date in the careers of the great names of recent decades―Tyson, Holyfield, De La Hoya, Hopkins, "Chico" Corrales; and much more.
Ringside: A Treasury of Boxing Reportage download epub
Individual Sports
Author: Hugh McIlvanney,Budd Schulberg
ISBN: 156663749X
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Individual Sports
Language: English
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee (October 26, 2007)
Pages: 384 pages