Shadow Box

Shadow Box

by George Plimpton

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Plimpton steps into the ring with a boxing champion.
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Plimpton steps into the ring with a boxing champion.

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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.

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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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
B.A. in English Literature, Harvard University, 1950; Master's degree, Cambridge University, 1952

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