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"Leger Grindon's knowledgeable and astute look at the boxing film is a model of genre criticism. He has managed to say fresh and interesting things about an important group of films, some well-known, some less known than they should be. His analyses are informed and insightful. Not only is this the definitive work on the boxing film; it has valuable things to say about film genre generally and about the role of genre criticism."
--Edward Buscombe, author of Injuns! Native Americans in the Movies
"A very smart and accessible study of an important Hollywood genre. Grindon's knowledge of the social and historical background of boxing informs his excellent analysis of the films."
--Aaron Baker, Arizona State University, author of Contesting Identity: Sports in American Film