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The Sweet Science

Liebling, A. J.

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ISBN 10: 0670686530 / ISBN 13: 9780670686537
Published by Viking Adult, New York, 1956
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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1956 Hardcover 1st . 306 p. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88189041

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Title: The Sweet Science

Publisher: Viking Adult, New York

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: 1st.

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Synopsis:

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.

About the Author:

A. J. Liebling (1904-1963), a graduate of the School of Journalism at Columbia University, joined the staff of the New Yorker in 1935. He served as a war correspondent during World War II, writing and filming stories from France, England and the African continent. Liebling is one of the few foreign nationals to have been awarded the Cross of the Legion d'honneur by the French government.



Grover Gardner is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the "Best Voices of the Century" and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

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