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The Nelson-Wolgast Fight and the San Francisco Boxing Scene, 1900-1914 Paperback

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 199 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (May 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786470038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786470037
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Recommend." --Cyber Boxing Zone

"A very fun read and a wonderful addition to the library of any true boxing fan. Lang's book is a masterful paean to a vintage era in boxing history...evocative prose...Lang manages to put his readers in the ring with these all-time greats during their most significant matches to the extent that one can almost feel the intensity of the fights they were in and the ferocity of the punishment they received. Lang's book is as hard to put down as Battling Nelson in his heyday and the very rare photographs and illustrations in the book truly enhance the majesty of his words."

"Excellent...outstanding." --East Side Boxing

About the Author

Sociologist Arne K. Lang has taught at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the University of Nebraska, and Tuskegee University. A leading authority on the history of boxing and the history of American sports gambling, he lives and writes in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Similar remarks to above Los Angeles area. There is great history of the game and the further they go back the better I like them as much was before my time and I am no spring chicken but to take aboard history of my sport is the reason I have such a big collection and this one gets a place of honour in it.
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