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Blackstone's Fancy
Falkirk, Richard,
ISBN: 0552095184
Corgi Books, London, 1974. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. Colour illustrated card cover with blue and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. Edmund Blackstone was given unequivocal orders by his superior "stamp out prize fighting". "An order, Blackstone reflected, that putting in somewhat of a predicament. For Blackstone had a young coloured boy under his management group could hit hard and would make a fine prizefighter that is if he had any say in the boy's training the Reinforce the law. He himself was breaking ... ?" -- from the rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners and to the front book edges. Heavy rubbing of the book panels with reading creases to the backstrip. Original prices has been blackened out with a black coloured marker, to lower rear edge. Browning of the textblock edges and pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 188, [4] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Boxing & Wrestling; England; 18th century; ISBN: 0552095184. ISBN/EAN: 9780552095181. Inventory No: 0116555. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
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King of the World
Remnick, David,
ISBN: 0330371894
Picador, London, 1999. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. reprint. Book Description\n\nThis unforgettable account of Muhammad Ali's rise and self-creation, told by a Pullitzer Prize-winning writer, places Ali in a heritage of great American originals. David Remnick concentrates on Ali's early career, when he was still fighting as Cassius Clay. The book begins in September 1962 with the fight between Floyd Patteson and Sonny Liston, providing a remarkable sociological backdrop to Ali's entrance on the boxing scene. Remnick then describes Clay's 1964 fight with Liston, which even his own people thought Clay couldn't win, and takes us through to 1967 when Ali refused the military draft to Vietnam. This is much more than a sports book. It is a study of the rise of the black voice in the American consciousness and a look at how the media creates its heroes - Cassius Clay began as a 'light-hitting loudmouth' before becoming gradually canonized by the American press and public as Muhammad Ali. KING OF THE WORLD takes us back to the days when his life was a series of battles, inside the ring and out. A master storyteller at the height of his powers, David Remnick has written a book worthy of America's most dynamic moden hero.\n\nEditorial Reviews\n\nAmazon.com Review\nYou'd think there wouldn't be much left to say about a living icon like Muhammad Ali, yet David Remnick imbues King of the World with all the freshness and vitality this legendary fighter displayed in his prime. Beginning with the pre-Ali days of boxing and its two archetypes, Floyd Patterson (the good black heavyweight) and Sonny Liston (the bad black heavyweight), Remnick deftly sets the stage for the emergence of a heavyweight champion the likes of which the world had never seen: a three-dimensional, Technicolor showman, fighter and minister of Islam, a man who talked almost as well as he fought. But mostly Remnick's portrait is of a man who could not be confined to any existing stereotypes, inside the ring or out.\n\nIn extraordinary detail, Remnick depicts Ali as a creation of his own imagination as we follow the willful and mercurial young Cassius Clay from his boyhood and watch him hone and shape himself to a figure who would eventually command center stage in one of the most volatile decades in our history. To Remnick it seems clear that Ali's greatest accomplishment is to prove beyond a doubt that not only is it possible to challenge the implacable forces of the establishment (the noir-ish, gangster-ridden fight game and the ethos of a whole country) but, with the right combination of conviction and talent, to triumph over these forces. --Fred Haefele --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.\n\nFrom Publishers Weekly\n"I ain't got no quarrel with them Vietcong," Ali said in 1967 on refusing to be drafted. He was sentenced to five years in prison, and though the Supreme Court would overturn his conviction four years later, principle lost himAtemporarilyAhis title, big bucks, the support of many admirers and the best years of his fighting life. Vietnam postdates most of New Yorker editor Remnick's (Lenin's Tomb) coverage, as he writes little about Ali in the post-Sonny Liston era. At its best, the book recalls the boxing writings of A.J. Liebling, while Remnick's frequent use of Ali's hilarious "rapper" doggerel adds to the melancholy humor through which he describes the Louisville kid who beat gambling odds on the way to the heavyweight title but couldn't beat the medical odds. "The history of [prize] fighters," Remnick writes, "is the history of men who end up damaged." Only in his middle 50s, the once graceful Ali, last seen worldwide clutching the Atlanta Olympic torch in a trembling hand, is disabled by degenerative Parkinson's disease. To many, though, he was disabled even earlier by his conversion to Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam, which, whatever its controversial separatist image, "orders [Ali's] life and helps him cope with his illness," according to Remnick. The author smartly records Ali's defiant besting of adversaries in and out of the ring and shows him to be a champion human being. 16 pages of b&w photos. \nCopyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). XVIII, 326 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0330371894. ISBN/EAN: 9780330371896. Inventory No: 0247650. Very Good Condition
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KOSTYA ; My Story
Tszyu, Kostya with Malcolm Andrews,
ISBN: 073331144X
ABC Books, Sydney, 2002. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Russian-born Aussie boxer Kostya Tszyu is only the 3rd fighter in the modern era to reign as undisputed champion of the world. This is his story, told for the first time. Size: Trade Paperback. 248 pages. The book is a secondhand book with reading creases to the spine, and darkening of the page edges, but is otherwise clean, and free of annotation. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 073331144X. ISBN/EAN: 9780733311444. Inventory No: 0247656. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
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Kostya: My Story
Tszyu, Kostya with Andrews, Malcolm,
ISBN: 073331144X
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 2002. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: the Author. First Edition. five appendices and at the beginning of the text is a map of Russia showing the route from Moscow to Vladivostok taken by the author. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of 16 pages each, colour and black-and-white photography. Colour photographic card cover with black, white and red coloured titles to the front panel and black colour titles to the back strip. Biography of the Russian born, Australian boxer Kostya Tszyu. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with very light age toning of the text block edges. Size: Trade Paperback. , [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: the Author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Australia; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 073331144X. ISBN/EAN: 9780733311444. Inventory No: 0123833. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Muhammad Ali, The Birth of a Legend, Miami, 1961-1964
Schulke, Flip & Schudel, Matt,
ISBN: 0285635824
souvenir press, London, 2000. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs. First Edition. illustrated with more than 80 photographs, this book looks at the place of his predator and youth, the place where he rose to fame and glory, the place where the world came to see the beautiful boxer who spun hilarious doggerel about his opponents and himself. They were wild and fantastic tales and, as we look back, we realise, they all came true. Rear panel blurb Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. XIV, 114 pages in original hardcover binding with photographic illustrated dustjacket. There is no damage to declare.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0285635824. ISBN/EAN: 9780285635821. Inventory No: 0257262. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
Hauser, Thomas,
ISBN: 0671688928
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1991. Reprint
 Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. Preface by author, author's epilogue, appendix, notes and index. Black coloured end pages. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of eight pages each of lack and white photographs. 1/4 black coloured cloth covered back strip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 black coloured boards. Colour photographic dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear panel. The biography of Muhammed Ali, the greatest heavyweight boxer of the 20th century. A little softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the top book corners and lower book edges. There is a bump to the lower book edge. Uniform light tanning of the text block edges and pages. Minor creasing of the dustwrapper edges with sunning to the back strip and a little to the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [9], 10 - 544 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; United States; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0671688928. ISBN/EAN: 9780671688929. Inventory No: 0126126. Very Good Condition
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the ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to describe. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with a select bibliography & endnotes. "A new kind of Australian narrative history, combining conventional research with disciplined speculation about the emotions and thoughts of his characters: thus enabling readers to experience the events he is describing with a directness and immediacy achieved by few other historical writers" Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 222 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0262046. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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the ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to describe. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with a select bibliography & endnotes. "A new kind of Australian narrative history, combining conventional research with disciplined speculation about the emotions and thoughts of his characters: thus enabling readers to experience the events he is describing with a directness and immediacy achieved by few other historical writers" Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 222 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0265740. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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The Ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Pymble, New South Wales, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. introduction by author, end notes and select bibliography. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Photographic card cover with black and gilt coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Les Darcy was, perhaps, the best boxing prodigy that Australia ever produced. He was born into a poor family, and through his boxing prowess he dragged himself and his family out of poverty. But, in the middle of his career World War I broke out and the feeling was "Put Les Darcy in a uniform and the men of Australia will march to hell behind him." -- from the rear panel blurb. But, Les Darcy himself did not want this vision, all he wanted to do was to do what he had done, so well, before the war box, "... Torn between the duty he felt he owed his family, and the duty many felt he owed his country, Les made his choice ... and faced the consequences." -- from the rear panel blurb. Minor creasing to the book corners and rubbing of the book edges. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 221, [1] pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Australia; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0118742. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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the ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to describe. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with a select bibliography & endnotes. "A new kind of Australian narrative history, combining conventional research with disciplined speculation about the emotions and thoughts of his characters: thus enabling readers to experience the events he is describing with a directness and immediacy achieved by few other historical writers" Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 222 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0258105. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0258105  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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the ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to describe. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with a select bibliography & endnotes. "A new kind of Australian narrative history, combining conventional research with disciplined speculation about the emotions and thoughts of his characters: thus enabling readers to experience the events he is describing with a directness and immediacy achieved by few other historical writers" First softcover edition. Size: Trade Paperback. 222 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0249067. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
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the ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to describe. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with a select bibliography & endnotes. "A new kind of Australian narrative history, combining conventional research with disciplined speculation about the emotions and thoughts of his characters: thus enabling readers to experience the events he is describing with a directness and immediacy achieved by few other historical writers" Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 222 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0258420. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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The Ignoble Art
Summerskill, Dr Edith (The Right Honourable),
William Heinemann, London, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. acknowledgements. Black and white illustrated frontispiece showing "A Century Ago Tom Spring's second fight with Jack Langan". The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Red coloured boards with silver titles to the backstrip. Softening of the lower backstrip edge and faint foxing and browning to the text block edge and to the internal pages. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Photographic dustwrapper with black-and-white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. There is a small "V" shaped piece missing from the top left-hand corner of the front panel, which the chair has extended further into the dustwrapper with associated creasing. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and fading to the backstrip. The rear panel shows handling marks . small tear, with associated creasing to the lower edge of the rear dustwrapper panel. In this book the author talks about what she calls the "Ignoble Art" boxing and why it should be banned. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (8), 104 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; Sociology & Culture. Inventory No: 0112951. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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