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Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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I had only read one piece by Ms. Oates. It was scary story about a family living on the Delaware River north of New Hope, PA. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ian Shumaker
There is much to be appreciated about this book for those who wish to truly contemplate boxing fully. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Miroku Nemeth
Joyce Carol Oates is a women of great intellect and also letters. But what she and I have in common is that we are both boxing aficionados. I never boxed... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sugafoot
dated reveiw of boxing in light of recent understanding of head trauma and sports ..Published 12 months ago by cardioboy
Brilliant exploration of boxing from a surprising source. Not only does Oates love boxing, she understands it a hell of a lot better than 99% of the "experts. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's hard to believe this was written by somebody who hasn't been bruised,cut or knocked down. Her knowledge of what it's like is amazing... Read morePublished 22 months ago by ernest everett mathews
Oates does well when she's talking about individual personalities (like Tyson), and for that I give this book two stars, but when she attempts to analyze boxing as a whole she... Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Karl
(1) She describes things clearly when it comes to facts, although mostly in ways unoriginal and trite; like how Berbick was "like a man trapped in a dream," like how Tyson... Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by S. H.