Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.95
  • Save: $3.79 (13%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: While this book has been loved by someone else, they left it in great condition. Hurry and buy it before someone else does and take advantage of our FREE Super Saver Shipping!!! (there is a chance this book could contain a gift inscription)
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $1.76
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Tales from the Vault: A Celebration of 100 Boxing Closet Classics Paperback – May 5, 2010


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, May 5, 2010
"Please retry"
$26.16
$23.83 $11.49
Best%20Books%20of%202014
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 738 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449965601
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449965600
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,871,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Lee Groves is a longtime boxing fan who has been fortunate enough to turn his passion into his profession. The winner of two Boxing Writers Association of America awards, Groves wrote feature articles for Ring and KO magazines during the late 1980s and early 1990s and for MaxBoxing.com from 2005-2010. He has one of the largest private boxing video collections on earth, is an elector for the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame and is a member of ratings panels for Yahoo Sports and Ring Magazine. Groves recently joined the staff of BoxingScene.com and works as a writer, researcher and punch-counter for CompuBox, Inc. He currently lives in his hometown of Friendly, W.Va.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
This massive book by Mr. Groves is a must read for hardcore boxing fans that want it all.
Mark Easter
Great book for all boxing enthusiasts-makes you feel like your right at ringside- and the follow up to the boxers careers after each fight review is fabulous.
mschmidt
The book has ten chapters that are broken down into titles like Little Big Men, Undercard Treasures, Sudden and Violent Endings, and so forth.
David V. Walsh O.D.,Ph.D

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By feedthecat on January 19, 2011
As much of the pertinent info about this book has been provided in Amazon's "Product Decsription" and "About theauthor" blurbs (& the "click to look inside" option), thought I'd just give prospective buyers/readers an idea as to just how detailed author Lee Groves' description of the action in each profiled bout is - and how astute and insightful a boxing analyst he is - by providing the following quotes from his coverage of the 2001 Julio Gonzalez-Julian Letterlough fight (I hope Amazon editors let me get away with this becuz it'll aptly demonstrate why TALES FROM THE VAULT: A CELEBTATION OF 100 BOXING CLOSET CLASSICS is worth purchasing):

"Gonzalez ... enjoyed huge physical advantages over Letterlough - four inches in height and eleven inches in reach. To win, Gonzalez needed to suppress his natural tendency to brawl and (instead) operate behind the jab while trying to catch Letterlough coming in with uppercuts. Meanwhile, Letterlough had to find a way inside for two reasons - to establish proper range for his bombs and to smother Gonzalez's long-armed punches ... Letterlough marched forward as the opening bell rang, moving his torso side to side to slip past Gonzalez's jab while Gonzalez took small steps to establish proper punching range ... Mindful of Letterlough's well-honed recuperative powers, Gonzalez fought with some caution and Letterlough validated Gonzalez's prudence by winging powerful, but inaccurate blows ... Ironically, by getting hurt early,Letterlough was able to draw Gonzalez into the type of inside war in which he excelled ... Gonzalez hurt Letterlough with asizzling hook, two overhand rights and a left uppercut.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Mark Easter on December 20, 2011
Verified Purchase
This massive book by Mr. Groves is a must read for hardcore boxing fans that want it all. This giant behemoth covers the little known or forgotten fights of recent history. For as big as it is I still read it in record time. Well worth the price. Big, heavy, detailed, great book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David V. Walsh O.D.,Ph.D on January 4, 2011
I've been a fight fan for over 25 years. Over the years, I've attained a decent library of boxing books/magazines and Groves's book is an excellent addition to this library.

The book has ten chapters that are broken down into titles like Little Big Men, Undercard Treasures, Sudden and Violent Endings, and so forth. Each chapter goes over 10 fights; so 100 fights are analyzed.
It's the type of book that you read in pieces because there is so much detail in each chapter.

Groves begins each fight analysis by setting up the fight; for example, going over a personal rivalry or a specific setting. Then the fight is described in great detail, and Groves ends his analysis with an epilogue about the direction each fighter took from that point on.

One the best parts is reading about a hidden gem of a fight, and then watching it for the first time on YouTube. I might be a big fight fan, but I didn't realize how many great fights I've never seen.

I highly recommend this book, and I believe any true fight fan will not be disappointed in this investment in boxing history.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mschmidt on July 10, 2010
Great book for all boxing enthusiasts-makes you feel like your right at ringside- and the follow up to the boxers careers after each fight review is fabulous. Must have for any boxing fans book shelf
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Giudice on October 17, 2010
Tales from the Vault:
A Celebration of 100 Boxing Closet Classics

Having ignited a boxing odyssey directly from the dank confines of his basement, it's no wonder that Lee Groves's new book "Tales from the Vault: A Celebration of 100 Boxing Closet Classics," is defined by a vintage feel, like finding a gem in a forgotten record store. When the 720-page boxing tome hit stores last summer, it was refreshing to know that he penned a boxing book that properly captured his inexorable passion while still coating it with an old-school sensibility.

A native of Friendly, West Virginia, Groves has managed to do what some fans only talk about: cross over from boxing fanatic to respected journalist. Whether he is exalting Hilario Zapata's defensive prowess in "Little Big Men," marveling over Julian Jackson's one-punch power in "Sudden and Violent Endings," or evoking the father-son bond of Ray and Lenny Mancini in the aptly titled "Shootouts," Groves creates a comfortable rapport with the reader.

"When Mancini spotted (his mother and father), he was no longer the rough, tough champion but a proud son who wanted nothing more than to share his triumph with the man who served as his inspiration and the woman who gave him unconditional love and support," Groves writes.

Although Groves chronicles the phenoms like Mancini, he also illuminates the plight of those forgotten fighters in"Undercard Treasures." Groves's meticulous research and analysis complement his expert boxing acumen. His love affair with the sport was kindled with the 1974 Roberto Duran vs. Esteban DeJesus rematch.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again