Shadow Box

Shadow Box

An Amateur in the Ring

Book - 2016 | First Little, Brown editon
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George Plimpton makes his riskiest foray into participatory journalism--stepping into the ring against a champion boxer--in SHADOW BOX, now repackaged and including never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives.

Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to become a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout--and lives to tell, in this timeless book on boxing and its devotees, among them Ali, Joe Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Mailer.

SHADOW BOX is one of Plimpton's most engaging studies of professional sport, told through the eyes of an inquisitive and astute amateur. From the gym, the locker room, ringside, and even in the harsh glare of the ring itself, Plimpton documents what it is like to be a boxer, an artist of mayhem.

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the author getting into a boxing ring with light-heavyweight champion of the world, Archie Moore, after studying technique and training.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Edition: First Little, Brown editon
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316326643
031632664X
Branch Call Number: 796.83 PLIMPTON
Characteristics: ix, 347 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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