The Manly Art

The Manly Art

by Keith G. Laufenberg


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The Manly Art by Keith G. Laufenberg

The Manly Art is another collection of writer Keith G. Laufenberg's short stories, only this time with the defining factor being that they all involve the sport of boxing. Having been in the sport himself, beginning at age 17, when he entered Marine Corps boot camp, and ending after seven years, fought as a professional, he is afforded a closer more intimate look into the boxers lives.

In "Sonny Liston's Eyes," the reader is taken into the Underworld of the sport when a writer interviews an ex-mobster-who is dying of lung cancer-and claims to have killed Sonny Liston, as well as JFK and Martin Luthur King Jr. He tells an incredible story but backs it up by saying he has absolutely verifiable evidence that he will produce for the writer. In "Frankenstein" we see why a young amateur boxer should have picked boxing over football. He has little say in the matter though as his father and uncle have trained him his entire life for football and it, along with the other stories, will keep you glued to the page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991420223
Publisher: Royal Crown Royal, LLC
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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The Manly Art 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Bigjohn43 More than 1 year ago
I'm a big sports fan and love boxing as a sport. I read several of this writers short stories from his website and especially liked The Shill which led me to this book. All these stories ring true to me and I will recommend them to anyone who reads a lot. John
Francistalkmule More than 1 year ago
I read The Shill on his website and that led me to read this book, as well as Semper-Fi. Great stories and there are a lot more in this book. I liked them all and would recommend it to boxing fans and sports fans alkso. F. Lute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would say that these stories are real. At least they seem awful real and if they aren't they are still very good writing and I thoroughly enjoyed every last one of them and I'm not really a big boxing fan. Jillian
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading these boxing stories and the way they lived their lives. I couldn''t stop reading. Read them all in about three hours. HardCore
Batman58 More than 1 year ago
I read a few of Mr. Laufenberg's other books and loved Miami Rock and Semper-Fi, because I'm an ex-marine and he always has ex-marines in his, I liked this almost as much as Semper-Fi-do-or-Die but not quite. Terry B.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was referred to this book by a friend who read a marine corps book by this writer and knew I am a big boxing fan. This book just about covers boxing as I think it is and always probably will be and I recommend it to spots fans regardless of their sport. S.B.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm reading these stories for the second time, thet're that good.
EdithPforme More than 1 year ago
I do not like sports much, especially violent sports like boxing but I like these real stories that tug at heart strings.
LarNow53 More than 1 year ago
I really liked these stories, especially the one about Sonny Liston. I read them about a year ago.
Austinthepower More than 1 year ago
I boxed amateur myself and this hits home pretty hard, realistic, gut-wrenching stories. true life. I liked them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read already several of these stories online in magazines and i am about to make a purchase of about a dozen books and this will be for sure one of them. i love this writer.