From Publishers Weekly
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It is only the best sports book ever written. But then I have only read just about all of them including The Boys of Summer, Foul, Instant Replay, The Greatest Match Ever Played... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John B.
Big fight fan and in and around the game since my dear Irish-Catholic Dad sat me on his knee to listen to the radio circa 1948. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Daniel F. Maloney
A Flame of Pure Fire Ordered from Amazon Kindle. This is one of the best books I've read in a long time, and I read many books. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark A. Leiter
What a splendid book! Jack Dempsey had long since retired by the time I became a fight fan in the late forties. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Thomas F. Murphy
I loved this book because it is the definitive biography of one could argue the greatest heavy weight of all time. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sugafoot
Kahn did a wonderful job portraying Dempsey's personality, but even more so describing his fights and his times. This is one of my all time favorite bios.Published 16 months ago by David H. Eisenberg
...that places Jack Dempsey's personality and career in context with the culture that he lived in.A lot about the Roaring 20's, the Depression, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge,... Read morePublished 19 months ago by almac
Dempsey was a fascinating character, and this biography captures him in all his complexity in context, within the times when he grew up and fought. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jeffrey F.