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    DescriptionThis is no ordinary book about boxing. Dark Trade is Donald McRae's vivid personal journey through the intense and forbidding world of the professional fight game. Tyson, Bruno, Hamed, Benn, Eubank, Watson, Jones, De La Hoya and Toney confide in him their fears and longings. Their fantastic, almost mythological stories are uncovered in new and striking detail, derived from the hundreds of hours McRae has spent in their company. With wit, compassion and lucidity, Dark Trade examines the way in which race and violence beat at the heart of our society, and asks what forces men to pursue this most brutal kind of stardom, what drives their outrageous ambition.

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    Dark Trade
    Lost in Boxing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald McRae
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9781840189568
    ISBN 10: 1840189568

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.9
    LC classification: GV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSTB
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO041000
    B&T Approval Code: A09303042
    BISAC V2.8: SPO008000
    DC22: 796.83
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24470
    DC22: 796.830922
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.8'3'0922
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: SRB
    Edition statement
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    05 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Donald McRae is also the author of Winter Colours: Changing Seasons in World Rugby and Nothing Personal: The Business of Sex.
    Review quote
    "Donald McRae, in thrall to a 30-year boxing addiction, has seen countless fights both minor and major in England and the United States, and is on friendly, even intimate, terms with a number of boxers and their associates. Dark Trade bears comparison with Thomas Hauser's The Black Lights...but Dark Trade is more picaresque in form, taking the reader ringside in vividly rendered, and in several cases graphically brutal, matches...McRae brings to the highly charged, obsessive world of professional boxing a novelist's eye and ear for revealing detail and convincingly recalled dialogue...Engaging, sympathetically rendered, emotionally direct...This is an impassioned book." --Joyce Carol Oates, "Los Angeles Times"