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Punching From The Shadows

Author : Glen Sharp
ISBN : 9781476672694
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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 Glen Sharp's boxing career was a rise-and-fall story without so much rise in it. A sparring partner for light-heavyweight Hall of Famer Yaqui López, he "retired" with a record of one victory and two defeats. A decade later, having come to understand how and why he failed as a younger fighter, he attempted a comeback. Told with heart and wit, his memoir is a treatise on boxing as both profession and purpose. Sharp uses economic theory to describe the sweet science as a case study in resource management while recounting his own struggle to win fistic glory and his father's admiration.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Boxing With Shadows

Author : Brian Johnston
ISBN : 0522853307
Genre : China
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The author skilfully evokes contemporary China and the Chinese; his delightful account is peppered with his encounters with the unexpected, including a TV crew, a snake and China's top rock star. He also takes us on a personal journey, revealing the growing sense of loneliness and bewilderment he experienced.
Category: China

Jack Johnson Rebel Sojourner

Author : Theresa Runstedtler
ISBN : 9780520280113
Genre : Social Science
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Discusses the life and boxing career of Jack Johnson.
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Boxing Shadows

Author : W. K. Stratton
ISBN : 9780292773516
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Reaching the top in any sport requires a long, hard climb. But when you start with the baggage of years of family dysfunction and incarceration in a hellish mental hospital, the climb is especially steep. Yet even with such weights to carry, Anissa Zamarron won not one, but two, world championships in women's boxing. Her story, as dramatically intense as the Clint Eastwood film Million Dollar Baby, is one of tremendous courage and determination to overcome the odds against her as a Latina and as a woman working through mental illness and addiction—a fight in which Zamarron has been as powerful and successful as she has been in the boxing ring. In this compelling biography, acclaimed author W. K. "Kip" Stratton collaborates with Zamarron to tell the story of her unlikely rise to the pinnacle of women's boxing. With searing honesty, Zamarron describes how the chaotic breakup of her childhood family caused her to develop "demons" that drove her to aggressive behavior in school, an addiction to self-destructive habits, including cutting, and eventually to a corrupt for-profit mental hospital in which she spent eighteen months tied to a bed. She explains how boxing became her salvation as an adult; she learned how to turn her anger and aggression into motivation to train hard and excel at her sport, not only becoming the first woman to fight as a professional in a sanctioned fight in New York, but also fighting more ten-round fights than any other woman in history. A gripping account of Zamarron's 2005 upset win over Maribel Zurita to claim her second world championship caps the book.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Boxing In America An Autopsy

Author : David L. Hudson Jr.
ISBN : 9780313379734
Genre : History
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This book presents a sweeping view of boxing in the United States and the influence of the sport on American culture. • Includes information from the early "bare knuckles" era of boxing up to modern-day stars and matchups, presenting the history of boxing in a chronological fashion
Category: History

Shadow Boxer

Author : Chris Lynch
ISBN : 9781442446885
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Boxing is the family sport—but it’s killing the family in this riveting read from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award finalist. It’s been five years since his father died, and fourteen-year-old George is the man of the family. He knows all too well how brutal the life of a fighter can be. Didn’t it kill his father? But Monty, George’s younger brother, has a completely different attitude. Boxing comes naturally to him. It’s in his blood. He thinks of it as his father’s legacy. Unless George figures out a way to stop it, will boxing kill Monty, too?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Shadow Boxing Woman

Author : Inka Parei
ISBN : 1906497958
Genre : Fiction
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"... a decaying apartment building in post-Wall Berlin is home to Hell, a young woman with a passion for martial arts. When Hell's neighbour disappears she sets out across the city in search of her. In the course of her quest, she falls in love with a bank robber, confronts her own dark memories, and ends up saving more than just her missing neighbour..."--Book jacket.
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Shadow Boxer

Author : Eddie Muller
ISBN : 1587244187
Genre : Fiction
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Stumbling upon evidence that suggests the person convicted of murdering his lover is innocent, Billy Nichols uncovers what may be a larger conspiracy involving the fight clubs.
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Shadow Boxing With The Gods

Author : Vijay N. Shankar
ISBN : 9789381836804
Genre : Philosophy
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The Old order changeth Yielding Place to new Lest one good custom Should corrupt the world Alfred, Lord Tennyson SHADOW BOXING WITH THE GODS is a tour through many traditions and beliefs in the history of Man, to arrive at the truths we recognize today. It is a book of aggressive but persistently rational thought, which deconstructs the beliefs and theologies that have accompanied mankind from the earliest times and often controlled human destinies. While many of these beliefs help people to find meaning to the great mystery of life, they nevertheless crave to be understood in the context of our modern environment. Based on the core truth that the greatest ideas, if carried to extremes, can become ridiculous and hurt people, the book traces the diverse strands of human belief in various civilizations, starting with fantasy and myth-making. Ideas about life, divinity, nature and community, have enriched existence but have also caused mayhem and tyranny through blind beliefs that fed fundamentalism and terror. The Nazi holocaust, the burning of witches and heretics at the stake, the indignity of widowhood and caste practices in India, were all the result of beliefs that overpowered the minds of large sections of people. Today, more than ever before, we are equipped with science, reason and information, to embrace the spiritual and the humane, while freeing ourselves from the clutches of superstition and ignorance – thus achieving a far deeper understanding about our individual and collective existence.
Category: Philosophy

Music In The Shadows

Author : Sheri Chinen Biesen
ISBN : 9781421408392
Genre : Performing Arts
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Smoke. Shadows. Moody strains of jazz. Welcome to the world of "noir musical" films, where tormented antiheroes and hard-boiled musicians battle obsession and struggle with their music and ill-fated love triangles. Sultry divas dance and sing the blues in shrouded nightclubs. Romantic intrigue clashes with backstage careers. In her pioneering study, Music in the Shadows, film noir expert Sheri Chinen Biesen explores musical films that use film noir style and bluesy strains of jazz to inhabit a disturbing underworld and reveal the dark side of fame and the American Dream. While noir musical films like A Star Is Born include musical performances, their bleak tone and expressionistic aesthetic more closely resemble the visual style of film noir. Their narratives unfold behind a stark noir lens: distorted, erratic angles and imbalanced hand-held shots allow the audience to experience a tortured, disillusioned perspective. While many musicals glamorize the quest for the spotlight in Hollywood's star factory, brooding noir musical films such as Blues in the Night, Gilda, The Red Shoes, West Side Story, and Round Midnight stretch the boundaries of film noir and the musical as film genres collide. Deep shadows, dim lighting, and visual composition evoke moodiness, cynicism, pessimism, and subjective psychological points of view. As in her earlier study of film noir, Blackout: World War II and the Origins of Film Noir, Biesen draws on extensive primary research in studio archives to situate her examination within a historical, industrial, and cultural context.
Category: Performing Arts

The Shadows Of Boxing

Author : Geoffrey Beattie
ISBN : 0752849794
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Prince Naseem is the one of most charismatic boxers the sport has ever seen. From his early days at Brendan Ingle's gym in Wincobank, Sheffield, he fought his way to his first world title in 1995, and is now a household name. The Shadows of Boxing visits Prince Naseem's roots, chronicles the contrasting fortunes of the hard men of Ingle's gym, and looks at how the Hamed family have coped with the incredible pressures of fame. It also features the first major interview with Naz since his defeat at the hands of Marco Antonio Barrera.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Out Of The Shadows My Life Of Violence In And Out Of The Ring

Author : Dominic Negus
ISBN : 9781782192732
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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That reputation has been well earned. A world champion in both the professional and unlicensed circuits, Dominic made headlines after infamously head butting Audley Harrison when the pair clashed at Wembley. Dominic has an impressive ring record against some of the toughest guys in boxing but he has also lived a violent lifestyle outside the ring and has been arrested in connection with an armed kidnapping. But what goes around comes around. Dominic was to find that out to his cost when three masked men burst into the changing room at the gym where he had been working out. While one of the men pointed a gun at Dominic's trainer, the others set about Dominic with an axe inflicting life-threatening injuries. The attack was the turning point for Dominic and now he claims he has turned his back on his violent lifestyle. Can a man with a violent reputation like Dominic really become a 'respectable' member of society? He's determined to try but, for someone who has lived life in the shadows for so long, only time will really tell. This is his amazing story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wolf In Shadow

Author : John Lambshead
ISBN : 9781625791351
Genre : Fiction
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Urban fantasy in one of the worlds greatest cities. Rhian, a girl from the Welsh valleys on the run from tragedy and herself, finds a new home in the modern East End of London, where the worlds largest financial center spins a web of money and power from glistening towers of chrome and glass. Beneath the digital faade lurks the old East End where the layers of two thousand years of dramatic and violent history slide over one another like glaciers, spilling out in avalanches that warp the real world. As bodies begin to litter the East End streets, The Commission dispatches its best enforcers to deal with the situation: Karla is not human, and Jameson left his humanity behind in pieces in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. Rhian makes new friends, dangerous friends; and where Rhian goes, the wolf is always in her shadow, just a heartbeat away. Among the bankers and traders of the East End walk demons in human form and who is to say which are the monsters? London is a magical bomb waiting to explode and somewhere a fuse is hissing. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
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Tales From The Shadows Of Boxing

Author : Geoffrey Beattie
ISBN : 0575072229
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The inside story of Prince Naseem and the changing world of British boxing
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Out Of The Shadows

Author : Dominic Negus
ISBN : 1844543544
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A world champion in both the professional and unlicensed circuits, Dominic Negus made headlines after infamously head butting Audley Harrison when the pair clashed at Wembley. Dominic has an impressive ring record against some of the toughest guys in boxing, but he has also lived a violent lifestyle outside the ring and has been arrested in connection with an armed kidnapping. But what goes around comes around. Dominic was to find that out to his cost when three masked men burst into the changing room at the gym where he had been working out. While one of the men pointed a gun at Dominic's trainer, the others set about Dominic with an axe inflicting life-threatening injuries. The attack was the turning point for Dominic, and now he claims he has turned his back on his violent lifestyle. Can a man with a violent reputation like Dominic really become a "respectable" member of society? He's determined to try, but for someone who has lived life in the shadows for so long, only time will really tell. This is his amazing story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Shadow Boxing

Author : Henry Malone
ISBN : 1888103167
Genre : Religion
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The Dynamic 2-5-14 Strategy to Defeat the Darkness Within "This book is for the tired, the defeated, the frustrated, and the ashamed. For the hurt and broken, those walking in powerlessness and fear. For all who have found truth but are failing miserably at living it. For those walking in bondage and limitations imposed by forces over which they seem to have no control. For those secretly wondering why their lives don't portray the overcoming reality God has purposed. For those to whom it seems a strong unseen hand holds them to a course they feel incapable of changing." (From Chaper 1) The 2-5-14 strategy gives answers to the 2 ways the enemy has access to your life, the 5 doors to legal ground that gives Satan his rights and the 14 spirits that are the roots of common human problems."
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The Beginning Of Boxing In Britain 1300 1700

Author : Arly Allen
ISBN : 9781476681153
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Many books have discussed boxing in the ancient world, but this is the first to describe how boxing was reborn in the modern world. Modern boxing began in the Middle Ages in England as a criminal activity. It then became a sport supported by the kings and aristocracy. Later it was again outlawed and only in the 20th century has it become a sport popular around the world. This book describes how modern boxing began in England as an outgrowth of the native English sense of fair play. It demonstrates that boxing was the common man's alternative to the sword duel of honor, and argues that boxing and fair play helped Englishmen avoid the revolutions common to France, Italy and Germany during the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. English enthusiasm for boxing largely drove out the pistol and sword duels from English society. And although boxing remains a brutal sport, it has made England one of the safest countries in the world. It also examines how the rituals of boxing developed: the meaning of the parade to the ring; the meaning of the ring itself; why only two men fight at one time; why the fighters shake hands before each fight; why a boxing match is called a prizefight; and why a knock-down does not end the bout. Its sources include material from medieval manuscripts, and its notes and bibliography are extensive.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Shadow Boxing

Author : Sheri Posesorski
ISBN : 9781550504248
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sixteen year old Alice is living in the shadows: the shadow of her mother’s death, continued rejection by her father and her aunt’s coldness. Will she ever know happiness again? Can she get past her secret torture? Alice is struggling to cope with the death of her mother, after a long debilitating illness. Her father has shut her out of his life and her aunt is only worried about her next spa appointment, and the two are conspiring to send her away. Her angst is so deep it cuts like knife. Will she ever feel whole again? Chloe is the only person who truly understands and when she becomes pregnant, Alice must look inside to find the strength to get them both out of their downward spiral. With the help of John, the caring bookstore owner who provides Alice’s escape, the girls devise a plan to live a life that excludes their self-absorbed parents. When they meet Caleb, a struggling artist, he introduces them to the creative and inspiring world of shadowboxes. Filled with heart-wrenching scenes and characters you will never forget, Shadow Boxing is a story of loss and love. Alice and Chloe each have a story of teenage struggle and finding their place in the world. The ultimate triumph of these two determined teens is an inspiration. Set in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, the authentic and edgy dialogue will resonate with teens and their unique struggle to adulthood.
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In Sunshine Or In Shadow

Author : Donald McRae
ISBN : 1471163113
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 'One of the most captivating boxing writers on the planet' Barry McGuigan 'A superb tale...His inspirational story celebrates peace and reconciliation' Daily Telegraph Multi-award-winning author Donald McRae's stunning new book is a powerful tale of hope and redemption across the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland - thanks to boxing. At the height of the Troubles, Gerry Storey ran the Holy Family gym from the IRA's heartland territory of New Lodge in Belfast. Despite coming from a family steeped in the Republican movement, he insisted that it would be open to all. He ensured that his boxers were given a free pass by paramilitary forces on both Republican and Loyalist sides, so they could find a way out of the province's desperate situation. In the immediate aftermath of the 1981 Hunger Strikes, Storey would also visit the Maze prison twice a week to train the inmates from each community, separately. In itself, this would be a heroic story, but Storey went further than that: he became the trainer for world champion Barry McGuigan and Olympian Hugh Russell, who became one of the most famous photographers to document the Troubles. Even with all his success and the support of both sides, Storey still found himself subjected to three bomb attacks from those who were implacably hostile to any form of reconciliation. He also worked with the Protestant boxer Davy Larmour, who fought two bloody battles in the ring against Russell, his Catholic friend. At the same time, in Derry, the British and European lightweight champion Charlie Nash fought without bitterness after his brother was killed and his father was shot on Bloody Sunday - the most infamous day of the conflict. Now, Donald McRae reveals the extraordinary tale of those troubled times. After years of research and intimate interviews with the key characters in this story, he shows us how the violent business of boxing became a haven of peace and hope for these remarkable and compassionate men. In Sunshine or in Shadow is an inspirational story of triumph over adversity and celebrates the reconciliation that can take place when two fighters meet each other in the ring, rather than outside it. '[An] outstanding and important book, Don McRae's powerful storytelling shows the courage of the people of the North' Andy Lee

Dancing With Shadows

Author : Shiraz Pradhan
ISBN : 9781482835953
Genre : Fiction
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Scientific determinism, Tarot cards, Cinema, Music, Love, and Quantum Physics. The narrator negotiates love, murder, and war in this captivating philosophical journey. Pradhan is exceptional in showing the narrator's holistic approach to understanding. Quantum physics and love. A united theory of everything? It is an idealistic adolescent goal, and this is what makes Dancing with Shadows so interesting. This is a coming of age story of a young man in East Africa whose intuition tells him that these things are all connected. In his growing self-awareness and world weariness, he is obsessed with connecting the dots of his life in order to reveal some profound significance (i. e. the "music of God"). Who hasn't pondered such questions? How is my life unique or significant? How much more would life mean to me if I understood, say, the music of God...and what is the music of God? Although he is a young man continually preoccupied with sex and love, he is essentially a philosopher. He wants to understand things such as the life application of a quantum wave collapse or the difference between sex and love. This story is a Hamlet-esque self-portrait in his constant questioning. It echoes the uncertain and awkward, yet outwardly confident manner of Holden Caulfield. But above all, this story made me think of the kind quest for mystical self-importance that I recall from Joyce's narrator in "Araby."
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