By Herb Boyd
Hailed by way of critics as a protracted past due portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson, a guy who used to be as elusive out of the hoop as he used to be magisterial in it, Pound for Pound is a full of life and nuanced profile of an athlete who's arguably the easiest boxer the game has ever recognized. So nice have been Robinson's abilities, he used to be eulogized through Woody Allen, in comparison to Joe Louis, and praised by way of Muhammad Ali, who referred to as him "the king, the grasp, my idol." however the related self-discipline that Robinson dropped at the game eluded him at domestic, major him to emotionally and bodily abuse his kinfolk -- really his spouse, the attractive dancer Edna Mae, whose entrepreneurial abilities helped Robinson construct an empire to which Harlemites have been inexorably drawn. Exposing Robinson's flaws in addition to placing his profession within the context of his existence and instances, popular journalist and bestselling writer Herb Boyd, with Ray Robinson II, tells for the 1st time the entire tale of a fancy guy and sport-altering athlete.
By Joe Henderson
''In Marathon education, writer and trainer Joe Henderson is with you each step of ways, on a daily basis. His courses contain his personal studies as a Cruiser, Pacer, and Racer; a steep wisdom of working body structure; and a wide dose of logic that takes under consideration the inevitable ups and downs within the game. day-by-day log pages will let you display screen each key element of educating, whereas Henderson's proposal for on a daily basis will hold you encouraged and focused.''--BOOK JACKET. Read more...
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Historian Kristine Fredriksson follows the evolution of rodeo from the diversity to Buffalo Bill's Wild West to the extravaganzas nowa days. How a standard, low-paying activity grew to become an leisure that pulls millions of spectators is a lesson in American tradition and a narrative that might entice a person who spells "western" with a capital W.
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