Fight [NOOK Book]

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Crushing your enemies, driving them before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women? It doesn't get any better than this." –Eugene Robinson, ripping off John Milius

That's the sentiment that surges just below the surface of Eugene Robinson's Fight – an engrossing, intimate look into the all–absorbing world of fighting. Robinson – a former body–builder, one–time bouncer, and lifelong fight connoisseur – takes readers on a no–holds–barred plunge into what fighting is all ...

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Overview

Crushing your enemies, driving them before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women? It doesn't get any better than this." –Eugene Robinson, ripping off John Milius

That's the sentiment that surges just below the surface of Eugene Robinson's Fight – an engrossing, intimate look into the all–absorbing world of fighting. Robinson – a former body–builder, one–time bouncer, and lifelong fight connoisseur – takes readers on a no–holds–barred plunge into what fighting is all about, and what fighters live for. If George Plimpton had muscles and had been choked out one too many times––this is the book he could have written.

When Robinson and his fellow fighters mix it up, they live completely for the moment: absorbed in the feel of muscles slippery with sweat; the metallic tang of blood mingling with saliva in the mouth; the sweet, firm thud of taped knuckles impacting flesh. They fight because it feels good. They fight because they want to win. And even if they get their asses kicked, they fight because they love fighting.

Fight is part encyclopedia, part panegyric to fighting in all its forms and glory. Robinson's narrative – told in his trademark tough–guy, stream–of–consciousness noir voice – punctuates this explanatory compendium of the fighting world. From wrestling, jiu–jitsu, boxing and muay thai to bar fighting, hand–to–hand combat, prison fighting and hockey fights, from the greatest movie fight scenes to how to throw the perfect left hook, Fight is a scene–by–scene tour of the bloody but beautiful underworld that is the art of fighting.

With his aficionado's enthusiasm and fast–paced, addictive voice, Robinson's Fight combines compelling text with beautiful photographs to create an illustrated book as edgy and interesting as it is gorgeous.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062046406
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 735,679
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Eugene Robinson has written for GQ, The Wire, Grappling Magazine, LA Weekly, Vice Magazine, Hustler, and Decibel, among many others. He has also been Editor-in-Chief of Code and EQ. He grew up in New York City, where he first understood the surreal joy of a bloody nose obtained through fighting. The 6'1", 235-pound Robinson has worked in magazine publishing, film, and television. He has studied boxing, Kenpo karate, Muay Thai (mixed martial arts), wrestling, and Brazilian jiu jitsu. Robinson is also the vocalist and front man for Oxbow, a rock group-cum-fight club whose most recent album, The Narcotic Story, will be released in 2007. He lives in the San Francisco area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    :(

    I think my mom and dad are giting un marred (cries) i am only 10 and have 3 bros and 2 sises and i am a girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Kc

    First come first serve so shut up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Gale

    Im gale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    J to t

    Yeah same here. I keep having to type my messages 2 times

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Kass

    Yep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Shadow

    Growls watching Ben.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Ben

    Leaves i don't waste my time on hoes

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    Posted November 4, 2012

    Tori

    U r a hoe!!!! U raped me!!!! I hate u!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Starclan

    You are not the rightful leader. You are greedy, battle-hungry and impractical. These traits will destroy your clan and lead it to its death. The desire for battle will destroy your clan. They will fight to the death in worthless fights. Greediness will also lead your clan into constant battle that will end most of their lives. And your impracticalness will cause you to make bad desicions for you and your clan. You are not the rightful leader of Stormclan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Hi

    Anit read this booki

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Good book

    I think this was a great emotinal book it feely has taught me alot of things in life nd has gaven me a bigger point of view. And from my view i think this author should write many more books because i will be buying them. Piece of advice: keep makingvthem natural just as you do because it inspires the heart and soul! I LOVE IT !

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