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The Sweet Science (1958)

£12.99

Product description

Sportsmans Book Club Edition, (1958, London). First published in 1949, this limited edition of this boxing classic was sold to members of Sportsmans Book Club only.

Description from Goodreads: "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. "

Dust Jacket very good condition. Only a small tear to bottom right corner and small nicks and wear to the top. Pages are tightly bound with minimal foxing.

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Author(s):
A.J. Liebling
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Sportmans Book Club Members Edition (1958)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
N/A
ISBN-13:
N/A
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
The Sportsmans Book Club London
Title:
The Sweet Science

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Sportsmans Book Club Edition, (1958, London). First published in 1949, this limited edition of this boxing classic was sold to members of Sportsmans Book Club only.

Description from Goodreads: "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. "

Dust Jacket very good condition. Only a small tear to bottom right corner and small nicks and wear to the top. Pages are tightly bound with minimal foxing.

Author(s):
A.J. Liebling
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
Sportmans Book Club Members Edition (1958)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
N/A
ISBN-13:
N/A
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
The Sportsmans Book Club London
Title:
The Sweet Science

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