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Hall of Fame YOUR top ten boxing books.

#41
Yeah? He strikes me as an interesting guy who goes a little under the radar because he doesn't have the same aura as the REALLY big names, and he lacks the controversy of some guys.
Well his dog gets raped and there's a kidnap plot involving him as well as the story of going from a 3-9 amateur and journeyman pro to world champion which is interesting. Not your usual boxing autobiography tbf :lol:
 

Felix

A noble savage.
#42
I'm eager to read that Ezzad Charles book that came out last year. At the minute I'm reading four different books so I've vowed not to buy anymore until I've at least read those ones - probably go on a spree afterwards mind.
I'm in a very similar situation. Between Four Kings, A Man's World, I have one about Gerhard Richter I'm sporadically dipping into, a book about how the Nazis won public support, one about the global history of narcotics...ugh...some Freud I was recommended by a tutor...just bits and pieces of stuff that's all of interest but not enough to keep me from wandering. I keep telling myself to finish one before I buy another, but there's this book guy who has a stall in the local shopping centre every few months, and he ALWAYS has stuff I want.
 
#43
I am waiting to start [MENTION=369]Klompton[/MENTION]'s (if he's here) book on Greb when I have a chance. Every review is blinding and it looks fantastic from what I've flicked through but at the minute it sits on my bedside table whilst I'm snowed under with work to do
 
#44
1.Raging Bull

2.The Longest Fight In the Ring with Joe Gans

3.The Road to Nowhere: A Journey Through Boxing's Wastelands

4.Live Fast, Die Young the Life and Times of Harry Greb

5.In This Corner Forty-two World Champions Tell Their Stories

6.War, Baby The Glamour of Violence

7.Boxing Confidential

8.Sam Langford: Boxing's Greatest Uncrowned Champion

9.Fighters The Lives and Sad Deaths of Freddie Mills and Randolph Turpin

10.Somebody Up There Likes Me


Halfway through Max Schmelling's bio,its great

Springs Toledo's online articles are better than loads of books ive read

Biggest disappointment after so many rave reviews was Bummy Davis vs Murder, Inc.
 

Flea Man

'Nak Muay Sakon: The Boxers of Thailand 1946-1996'
#45
I am waiting to start [MENTION=369]Klompton[/MENTION]'s (if he's here) book on Greb when I have a chance. Every review is blinding and it looks fantastic from what I've flicked through but at the minute it sits on my bedside table whilst I'm snowed under with work to do
Take a look at my list :yep
 
#46
Since there are a few boxing writing related threads on the go that are currently proving to be popular , I thought I would start another one.

Please list your personal top 10 boxing related books.
Got round to ordering this bloody mary is the last thing I own as recomended by your good self on another thread.

Read it in one sitting a beautifully written very personal journey,loved reading more about kid berg who is some character and kid chocalate after donald mcraes recent book about grifith had touched on this subject it was great to learn more about a golden age of boxing.
 
#47
Take a look at my list :yep
Well that settles it, I keep starting and getting busy and starting again, particularly busy period for me right now and I want to give it proper attention. Your recommendation however is enough for me to recommend by proxy :lol: something I think [MENTION=248]Chinny[/MENTION] [MENTION=1890]Trail[/MENTION] [MENTION=22417]all at sea[/MENTION] [MENTION=1499]Felix[/MENTION] @any other boxing book readers who don't have this on their list already would enjoy
 

Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
#48
1.Raging Bull

2.The Longest Fight In the Ring with Joe Gans

3.The Road to Nowhere: A Journey Through Boxing's Wastelands

4.Live Fast, Die Young the Life and Times of Harry Greb

5.In This Corner Forty-two World Champions Tell Their Stories

6.War, Baby The Glamour of Violence

7.Boxing Confidential

8.Sam Langford: Boxing's Greatest Uncrowned Champion

9.Fighters The Lives and Sad Deaths of Freddie Mills and Randolph Turpin

10.Somebody Up There Likes Me


Halfway through Max Schmelling's bio,its great

Springs Toledo's online articles are better than loads of books ive read

Biggest disappointment after so many rave reviews was Bummy Davis vs Murder, Inc.
Get onto Gods of War by him, it's pretty fucking brilliant.
 
#49
1) "This Bloody Mary Is The Last Thing I Own ". by Jonathan Rendall.

2) "Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing". by Donald McRae.

3) "Ghost of Manila". by Mark Kram.

4) "War Baby: The Glamour of Violence ". by Kevin Mitchell.

5)"Twenty And Out: A Life In Boxing". by Mickey Duff and Bob Mee.

6) "Rope Burns: One Mans Reluctant Obsession With Boxing". by Ian Probert.

7) "In Black And White: The Untold Story Of Joe Louis And Jesse Owens." by Donald McRae.

8) "Only In America: The Life And Crimes Of Don King". by Jack Newfield.

9) "Years Of The Locust: A True Story Of Murder, Money And Mayhem In The Last Age Of Boxing". by John Hotten.

10) "On The Ropes : Boxing As A Way Of Life".By Geoffrey Beattie.
 
#51
Got round to ordering this bloody mary is the last thing I own as recomended by your good self on another thread.

Read it in one sitting a beautifully written very personal journey,loved reading more about kid berg who is some character and kid chocalate after donald mcraes recent book about grifith had touched on this subject it was great to learn more about a golden age of boxing.
Glad that you enjoyed it.
 

Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
#52
I'm in a very similar situation. Between Four Kings, A Man's World, I have one about Gerhard Richter I'm sporadically dipping into, a book about how the Nazis won public support, one about the global history of narcotics...ugh...some Freud I was recommended by a tutor...just bits and pieces of stuff that's all of interest but not enough to keep me from wandering. I keep telling myself to finish one before I buy another, but there's this book guy who has a stall in the local shopping centre every few months, and he ALWAYS has stuff I want.
Have you read Kimball's book A Manly Art, that's an excellent read.

Joe Rein told me before he died that Kimball made a cunt of himself quite often by telling people in bars that he used to be in the Marines. He hadn't ever been in the Marines, and got found out.
 
#53
Just hurriedly glanced at my bookshelves and these 10 are what I'd go with today, tomorrow could be another 10, but I do remember enjoying all these immensely

1. In This Corner
2. Flame of Pure Fire
3. No Man Stands Alone: Barney Ross
4. Mickey Walker 'Toy Bulldog Life & Times'
5. Four Kings
6. Raging Bull
7. Atlas: Teddy Atlas
8. Road to Nowhere
9. Gloves Glory & God: Henry Armstrong
10. Cornermen
 

Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
#54
Just hurriedly glanced at my bookshelves and these 10 are what I'd go with today, tomorrow could be another 10, but I do remember enjoying all these immensely

1. In This Corner
2. Flame of Pure Fire
3. No Man Stands Alone: Barney Ross
4. Mickey Walker 'Toy Bulldog Life & Times'
5. Four Kings
6. Raging Bull
7. Atlas: Teddy Atlas
8. Road to Nowhere
9. Gloves Glory & God: Henry Armstrong
10. Cornermen
I must read Cornermen.
 
#55
i have this book i got for my birthday a few years back. it is made up of daily mirror newspaper boxing reports from 1910 to 2010..i think every major fight the newspaper covered is in it...and thats it..nothing only newspaper reports..each one a replica of the original print.

the style of some of the reporting from before the 1960s is so different to how it would be now...a lot more detail....for instance, there is one article about tommy hurricane jackson lying naked in his dressing room after eddie machan fight, on his back and crying like a baby...the article describes it as the moment the reality of it all being over dawned on him and he broke down.

here's another..i have posted this here before...but, this is the kind of thing i am talking about...the detail in how robinson felt physically here...

its a great book this really.

 

Chinny

So Called Expert
#59
i have this book i got for my birthday a few years back. it is made up of daily mirror newspaper boxing reports from 1910 to 2010..i think every major fight the newspaper covered is in it...and thats it..nothing only newspaper reports..each one a replica of the original print.

the style of some of the reporting from before the 1960s is so different to how it would be now...a lot more detail....for instance, there is one article about tommy hurricane jackson lying naked in his dressing room after eddie machan fight, on his back and crying like a baby...the article describes it as the moment the reality of it all being over dawned on him and he broke down.

here's another..i have posted this here before...but, this is the kind of thing i am talking about...the detail in how robinson felt physically here...

its a great book this really.

Wonderful stuff Doug.ie
 
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