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"Kimball's accounts of the fights are riveting blow-by-blows, the "big event" context is palpably rendered, and each of the fighters re-emerges from the mists of memory as colorful and compelling as ever. Boxing fans . . . will savor Kimball's work." Booklist
"George Kimball is one of America's best-loved sportswriters." Jeremy Schaap, author, Cinderella Man
"You need to learn to duck before you get into the ring with George Kimball. He comes out of his corner two-fisted and ready to fight." J. P. Donleavy, author, The Ginger Man
"Boxing's last Golden Age gets the book it deserves. Kimball's breezy, detailed-packed book . . . provides vivid, knowledgeable accounts of the action. He also draws clear portraits of four fighters whose styles in and out of the ring were so markedly different and shows how interwoven their lives became." Richard O'Brien, Sports Illustrated, on Four Kings
About the Author
George Kimball spent 25 years as a sports columnist for the Boston Herald and received the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism in 1986. He has covered nearly 400 world-title fights in a four-decade sports writing career and is the author of the acclaimed Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing. He lives in New York City.
George Kimball is author of Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing, and of Manly Art, a boxing collection which will be published by McBooks Press in April of 2011. On June 1 2010 Fore Angels Press published "The Fighter Still Remains," which he co-edited with John Schulian. A past winner of the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism, he lives in New York City, and writes the weekly "America at Large" column for The Irish Times. Kimball (b. 1943) also co-edited the forthcoming anthology At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing (with John Schulian) for the Library of America. A career newspaperman, Kimball spent ten years as sports editor of The Boston Phoenix and 25 more as a sports columnist for the Boston Herald.