Shadow Box

Shadow Box

by George Plimpton
     
 

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Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to became a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout - and brings back this timeless book on boxing and its devotees, among them Ali, Joe Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Mailer. Shadow Box is one of

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Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to became a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout - and brings back this timeless book on boxing and its devotees, among them Ali, Joe Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Mailer. Shadow Box is one of Plimpton's most engaging studies of professional sport, through the eyes of an inquisitive and astute amateur. From the gym, the locker room, ringside, and even in the harsh glare of the ring itself, Plimpton documents what it is to be a boxer, an artist of mayhem, in the finest sports writing of his career.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The writer/journalist in the worlds of professional sports. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Initially reviewed in LJ 12/1/68, LJ 11/1/73, LJ 4/1/61, and LJ 9/15/77, respectively, Plimpton's volumes strove to offer the inside world of pro football, baseball, boxing, and golf to the average individual, not through mere observation but by personal participation. All armchair athletes dreaming of glory from the comfort of their recliners will enjoy Plimpton's popular forays into the world of professional sports.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592281411
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE PLIMPTON is the editor of the Paris Review and writes regularly for Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and other major magazines. He lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 18, 1927
Date of Death:
September 25, 2003
Place of Birth:
New York, NY
Place of Death:
New York, NY
Education:
B.A. in English Literature, Harvard University, 1950; Master's degree, Cambridge University, 1952

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