The Sweet Science

The Sweet Science


By (author) A. J Liebling

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  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 204mm x 26mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 29 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0374272271
  • ISBN 13: 9780374272272
  • Edition statement: North Point Pre.
  • Sales rank: 76,626

Product description

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.

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Author information

A. J. Liebling joined the staff of "The New Yorker" in 1935 and wrote for the magazine until his death in 1963. His greatest work is collected in "Just Enough Liebling." Robert Anasi is the author of "The Gloves."