Shadow Box

An Amateur in the Ring
Author(s): George Plimpton
Original Publish Date: Apr 26, 2016
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.03 hours)
Product Number: Z100117070
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478912033
Narrator/s: Jeff Bottoms
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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George Plimpton makes his riskiest foray into participatory journalism -- stepping into the ring against a champion boxer -- in Shadow Box, 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.

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Author(s): George Plimpton
Product Number EB00625062
Released: Apr 26, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316379472

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