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A Ringside Affair

Author : James Lawton
ISBN : 9781472945655
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For three decades at the end of the twentieth century – throughout boxing's most engrossing era – James Lawton was ringside, covering every significant bout, spending time with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hitman Hearns, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and many other great fighters. Lawton found himself captivated by the sport as he followed it around the world. From a big fight's initial announcement, through the fighters' punishing training regimes, the overblown press conferences and dramatic weigh-ins, up to the bout itself and its savage fall-out – Lawton observed and absorbed it all, grateful for the remarkable access he was afforded. He witnessed Ali screaming in pain for his dressing-room lights to be turned out after a fight; he was there to meet Tyson at the prison gates on his release in 1992; he listened as former champions wept while struggling to find their new place in the world. As part of a small, tight-knit group of sportswriters with the privilege of covering each fight in such intimate detail, Lawton formed lifelong friendships and found himself forever altered by being caught up in the whirlwind of a sport at its most spellbinding. A Ringside Affair brings that brilliant epoch back to life – and puts it in the perspective it deserves. It salutes the epic quality of boxing's last years of glory, retraces arguably the richest inheritance bequeathed to any sport, and speculates on the possibility that we will never see such fighting again. It is part celebration, part lament, but perhaps most of all it is a personal record of some of most enthralling and challenging days produced by the world's oldest sport.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Glove Affair

Author : Randy Gordon
ISBN : 9781538121139
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Randy Gordon has spent over 40 years in the world of professional boxing, as a broadcaster, ring announcer, New York State’s athletic commissioner, editor of TheRing magazine, and host of SiriusXM Radio’s At the Fights. No one else has ever seen the sport from so many different angles and from such lofty seats. In Glove Affair: My Lifelong Journey in the World of Professional Boxing, Gordon recounts never-before-heard stories of the boxing industry and offers insights into some of its most famous figures, including Hall-of-Famers Bert Sugar, Alexis Arguello, Bob Arum, and Mike Tyson. With the perspective only an insider can offer, Gordon also reflects on his times with Muhammad Ali—including the champ’s mind-dazzling magic tricks and his thoughts on the “Thrilla’ in Manila”—and provides a glimpse into the boxing commissioner’s office with stories of a wild and fiery hearing and a commission employee’s betrayal of the agency. From his days as a wheelchair bound, severely injured boy in 1959 to the most-widely-listened-to boxing talk show host on the radio, Gordon recalls his life story with passion, humor, and love. More than just another book on the Sweet Science, Glove Affair is a journey through the world of boxing through the eyes of a man who has seen it all.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Protect Yourself At All Times

Author : Thomas Hauser
ISBN : 9781610756488
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“Hauser is a treasure. Whatever he writes is worth reading. Boxing is blessed that he has focused so much of his career on the sweet science.” —Booklist Each year, readers, writers, and critics alike anticipate Thomas Hauser’s newest collection of articles about the contemporary boxing scene, where his award-winning investigative journalism is on display. The annual retrospective of the previous year in boxing is always a notable moment in the sport that no one knows better than Hauser. Protect Yourself at All Times offers a behind-the-scenes look at Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, dressing room reports from big fights like Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, and compelling portraits of luminaries like Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Mike Tyson, and Don King, all filtered through the perspective of a true champion of boxing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Mulligan Affair

Author : Ian Macdonald
ISBN : 1895811457
Genre : History
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Starting in July 1955 and carrying through to the spring of 1956, the Tupper Inquiry, which was investigating the activities of Chief Constable Walter Mulligan and the Vancouver Police Department, was front-page news. Every evening at 6:10 p.m. precisely, virtually every radio that could pick up the signal turned the dial to Jack Webster on CJOR. Could Mulligan really be in cahoots with local bookies? Could Vancouver's chief constable be a 'top cop on the take?" The Mulligan affair had everything it takes to make headlines: death, graft, bootleggers, bookies, corruption, hookers, gambling, cops and politicians with memory loss and a veiled mystery lady.
Category: History

The Affair Of The Bottled Deuce

Author : Harry Stephen Keeler
ISBN : 9781479436644
Genre : Fiction
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Lousy Lou Ousley, the detective, has been given another impossible case: the murder or suicide of a crackpot novelist in a locked room. Everything points to suicide but there’s the sticky point of the gun being made of wax. And what’s with the bottle on the desk with a deuce of diamonds inside it? In this novel, written in 1958 but never published anywhere until now, Harry Stephen Keeler pulls out all the stops and creates a tale that Arthur Conan Doyle might have written.
Category: Fiction

The Politics Of Change

Author : Nand Kishore Singh
ISBN : 067008137X
Genre : Political Science
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In his career as a civil servant, N.K. Singh held several key positions in the ministry of commerce and industry of his home cadre and the finance ministry at the centre. As additional secretary (economic affairs), expenditure secretary, revenue secretary, secretary to the prime minister and later as member, Planning Commission, N.K. Singh navigated the system to help steer India's economic liberalization from 1991 to 2004. In his weekly column 'From the Ringside' written for the Indian Express, Singh dissects, explicates and critiques the infrastructure, centre-state relations, the opening up of the insurance sector, petroleum prices and their deregulation and changing global perspectives on India, among other topics. The Politics of Change draws on N.K. Singh's experience to give the reader a window into India's politics and economy, providing incisive insights into the realities of coalition politics and international fault lines. The analyses help understand why some initiatives have succeeded in transforming the economic landscape while other bills, schemes and initiatives which were launched with good intentions have either foundered because of the party in opposition or eventually emerged with scars after years of tussle. The book also highlights the challenges that India must face as its institutions evolve to keep pace with the task of governing and supporting the rapidly changing economic and social landscape. In many ways, The Politics of Change demystifies the riddles of India's economic development prospects and highlights the elephant's efforts to alter its gait.
Category: Political Science

Myths And Realities Of Security Public Affairs

Author : Arvindar Singh
ISBN : 9788184301120
Genre : India
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This volume contains an anthology of writings over the last about ten years of Arvindar Singh—a well known scribe in the journalistic circles of Uttarakhand and Delhi. The author has meticulously dealt with the topics he chose to work upon and produced writings which are of great stimulant value to a productive mind and anyone who wants to know the twists and turns in the contemporary history of the modern Indian State. Here one finds pieces on individuals as diverse as Surjit Singh Barnala, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, Jaiprakash Narayan, Morarji Desai and Nani Palkhivala—all described in a matter befitting a work of this nature. The author does not fail to pull his punches while dealing with themes like the controversial Siachen Glacier, a historical analysis of the Indo-China dispute as well as various personal narratives which will undoubtedly appeal to the perceptive reader. Various historic personalities are dealt with at a one to one level. The characteristics of Morarji Desai known for his forthright views, the humility of Nani Palkhivala, the élan of Sam Manekshaw who was a born charmer, to mention a few. The writer has also reviewed a large number of books critically and his specialisations have been defence affairs and politics affecting the sub-continent among a multiplicity of subjects.
Category: India

A Ringside Seat To War

Author : Herman E. Strong
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041356440
Genre : Santo Tomás (Concentration camp)
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Category: Santo Tomás (Concentration camp)

The Strategy Of Campaigning

Author : Kiron Skinner
ISBN : 9780472033195
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 53.49 MB
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Explores the political careers of Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin, who overcame defeat early in their political careers and rose to the highest elected offices in their respective countries
Category: Political Science