I haven't gotten the Siki book yet, but I certainly intend do. The last book I got was Kahn's, Jack Dempsey A Flame of Pure Fire, which I don't care much for the writing, but I have most other books about Dempsey, so I got that one just to have, plus I got it pretty cheap. Below is what I currently have listed, but there is still a ton of books to add:
Writer Title Year Pages
Allsop, Derick Fighting Chance: Winners & Loser in the Ultimate Risk Business 2003 208
Anderson, Dave Sugar Ray (Robinson) 1992 ---
Armstrong, Henry Gloves, Glory and God ---- 234
Arnold, Peter All-Time Greats of Boxing 1987 128
Arnold, Peter The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Boxing 1989 256
Arnold, Peter History of Boxing 1985 ---
Arnold, Peter (ed.) A Boxing Companion 1992 480
--This volume was edited along with Harry Mullan. CHAPTERS ONE TO EIGHT In the beginning, stripping for action , in and out of the ring, the fight business, the big fight , the champions, the losers and the end of the road.
Ashe, Arthur R. Jr. A Hard Road to Glory: Boxing 1993 ---
*Astor, Gerald Gloves Off: The Joe Louis Story 1974 275
-- When Louis fought, the world listened: from impoverished farm hands gathered around a rickety radio in a grocery store, to vast stretches of Harlem where every radio within blocks was tuned to the fight.
Bak, Richard Joe Louis: The Great Black Hope 1996 315
-- As the Worlds Heavyweight champion for a record 12 years - 1937 to 1949 - Louis was more universally admired by both races than any black American before him.
Baker, Mark Allen Complete Guide to Boxing Collectables 1995 448
--ON OFFER IS A MUCH SOUGHT AFTER BOOK PRODUCED BY THE SPORTS COLLECTERS DIGEST IN 1995 *** COMPLETE GUIDE TO BOXING COLLECTIBLES BY MARK ALLEN BAKER.***THIS 448 PAGE BOOK IS SELDOM SEEN ON E BAY AND VERY RARE. AMAZON U.K. ARE LISTING A USED COPY AT £195 !!! THE BOOK HAS MINOR CREASING TO THE COVER, BUT APART FROM THAT IT IS UNMARKED AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. IT COVERS THE COMPLETE SPECTRUM OF BOXING COLLECTING FROM PROGRAMS, POSTERS, TICKETS AUTOGRAPHS ETC,ETC, AND INCLUDES WITH VALUATIONS, PICTURES AND MANY OTHER INTERESTING ITEMS. IF YOU ARE INTO BOXING COLLECTING THEN THIS BOOK WILL BE INVALUABLE TO YOU.
Ball, Peter Brooke The Boxing Album 1995 ---
Ball, Peter Brooke Boxing: An Illustrated History of the Fight Game 2000 256
Barrow, Joe Louis Joe Louis: Fifty Years An American Hero 1988 267
Batchelor, Denzil Best Boxing Stories 1960 288
Batchelor, Denzil Big Fight: The Story of World Championship Boxing 1956 255
Batchelor, Denzil (ed) The Boxing Companion 1964 456
Batchelor, Denzil British Boxing 1948 48
Batchelor, Denzil Days Without Sunset 1949 283
Batchelor, Denzil Gods With Gloves On 1946 123
-- Chapters on great fights going back to Sayers / Heenan, featuring Jem Mace, Joe Bowker, Jim Driscoll, Dempsey, Louis, Mills
Batchelor, Denzil Jack Johnson and His Times 1957 190
Beadle, Bill Boxing’s Mister President 1997 373
-- The story of the World Heavyweight Championship - from its orgins to the modern era.
Beattie, Geoffrey On The Ropes: Boxing as a Way of Life 1996 277
-- WRITTEN BY GEOFFREY BEATTIE, PUBLISHED BY VICTOR GOLLANCZ 1996. ISBN 0-575-06224-X. A UNIQUE INSIDER'S ACCOUNT OF SURVIVAL WITHIN THE BOXING RING. THE BOOK IS IN VERY GOOD USED CONDITION. HARDBACK WITH DUST WRAP, 277 PAGES. (SOME PAGES SLIGHTLY MARKED). ILLUSTRATED WITH B/W PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS.
Bell, Frank Gladiators of the Glittering Gulches 1985 163
Bell, Leslie Men Behind the Gloves 1950 191
-- Interesting look at the Boxing characters the author has known.Freddie Mills, Patsy Hagate, Terry Allen, Laurie Buxton, Bruce Woodcock and the Gutteridge Family are all featured here
Bennison, Ben Fighting: Famous Fights & Fighters Remembered and Recorded 1938 159
-- The author says "I have seen and studied the outstanding fighters of repute of this and all countries, and about them I offer my recollections and impressions."
Berger, Phil Blood Season: Tyson and the World of Boxing 1989 ---
-- in late 1985, when the boxing odyssey began, it was hard to say just how any such opus would take shape. For there was no pulsing story line to the sport; at that moment the fight game was in a quiet phase. Then it changed... for along came Mike Tyson, a two bit prepubescent hood who took up his reformation in the ring, and found glory, a few dollars, and that dizzying celebrity that offers up millionaires' mansions right along with National Enquirer headlines.... Blood Season is a riveting, behind the scenes look at Mike Tyson and his world -- and a book that only Phil Berger could have written
Berger, Phil Smokin’ Joe: The Autobiography 1996 ---
Bergh, Tony Van Den The Jack Johnson Story 1956 144
Bergh, Tony Van Den Who Killed Freddie Mills? -- --
-- When Freddie Mills was found dead in a Soho alley in 1965, the news shocked the whole of the UK . He became light heavyweight champion of the world after his epic fight against Gus Lesnevich in 1948, and a showbiz celebrity since his retirement, Freddie Mills was the darling of the media and a popular hero to millions. His death has been surrounded with mystery although the official verdict was suicide many believe to this day he was murdered. This book delves deep into the world Freddie mills lived in during the days when gangland London was ruled by the Krays and the Richardson’s, some think he had fallen foul of their ruthless underworld. Others think he killed himself because he was about to be arrested for murdering a prostitute. As well as the story of his boxing career the author uncovers some intriguing facts surrounding Freddie Mills and possible reasons for his death.
Bernstein, Al Boxing For Beginners 1978 ---
-- 1978 soft cover book titled Boxing For Beginners with Al Bernstein and Ken Norton on the cover! Great training information & lots of Ken Norton boxing/training black & white pics +plus+ lots of Chicago Park District amateur pics!
Bettinson, A.F. and B Famous Fights & Fighters: From Tommy Farr to Jem Mace 1937 128
-- A collaboration between Bennison, "senior critic for the past 40 years, and Bettinson, primary mover behind the National Sporting Club.
Bettinson, A.F. and B The Homes of Boxing: National Sporting Club 1923 256
Bettinson, A.F. The National Sporting Club: Past and Present 1901 215
Birkenhead, 1st Earl of Fifty Famous Fights in Fact and Fiction 1932 384
Blady, Ken The Jewish Boxer’s Hall of Fame 1988 325
Bland, E. Fifty-Two Years of Sport: Records of Sporting Events 1896-1948 1949 656
Blewett, Bert The A-Z of World Boxing 1996 400
Blonstein, Dr. J. L. Boxing Doctor 1965 127
--"Fifty years of experience as a boxer, docter and administrator are covered in this exciting book on boxing, both in the ring and behind the scenes.".
Bodner, Allen When Boxing Was A Jewish Sport 1997 205
Bodak, Chuck Boxing Basics 1979 78
-- Boxing Basics, by Chuck Bodak with Neil Milbert, Contemporary Books Inc., 1979. "...is made unique by its emphasis on psychological, as well as physical, preparation for the demands of the ring. It combines the wisdom of a great trainer with lucid explanations of boxing fundamentals." Paperbound, 8 1/2 X 11 inches, 78 HIGHLY INSTRUCTIVE pages, well illustrated throughout with great black-and-white photographs.
Brady, Jim Boxing Confidential: Power, Corruption and the Richest Prize 2002 367
-- Hard hitting and unforgetable, campaigning journalist Jim Brady lays bare the corrupt underbelly of boxing through the ages - how crime has succeeded and boxing been the loser.
Brailsford, Dennis Bareknuckles: A Social History of Prize-Fighting 1988 176
-- "Brailsford is the first historian to describe the entire history of bareknuckle fighting from the regency period until its decline in the early years of the 20th century.”
Broadribb, Ted Fighting is My Life 1951 149
--Broadribb was a boxer, referee, manager and promoter for over thirty years.
Bromberg, Lester World’s Champs 1958 253
Brown, Gene (Editor) The Complete Book of Boxing: A New York Times Scrapbook History 1980 208
--This superb & rare book is titled: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BOXING. Part of the: NEW YORK TIMES SCRAPBOOK HISTORY Series. Edited byGene Brown & with an introduction by Frank Litsky, this "FIRST TIME AVAILABLE" Copy is a 1980 1st edition. Published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company INC. Packed with Boxing history, this volume contains reproductions of the Boxing Pages from The New York Times, from the late1800's up to time of publication. A stunning reference work, Loads of B&W photo's & illustrations accompany the text. The book is in an overall very good condition. The DJ is very worn,, edge rubs, edge wear, edge tears, some spine loss etc. A FANTASTIC ITEM.
Buchanan, Ken Buchanan: High Life and Hard Times 1986 160
-- The ex-carpenter from Edinburgh won the World Lightweight Championship from Ismael Laguna in 1970, but lost it in a controversial bout to Roberto Duran in 1972, and then the disappointment began.... Signed inside by Buchanan. Written with Nigel Duncan.
Burrill, Bob Who’s Who in Boxing 1974 ---
Burrowes, John Benny Lynch: The Life and Times of a Fighting Legend ---- 288
Butler, James Kings of the Ring 1936 256
--LONDON: STANLEY PAUL. G+. 190x130mm Approx. 256 pages,faded blue boards with brown fade to soft spine,feint ink inscp.to fep dated 1941,a sound copy /read only copy,a 6th Impression,Frontispiece photograph of author,35 chpts,illustrated with 24 listed mono plates depicting 34 different boxers[Irish/Welsh/American/Yorkshire etc..][William Lawrence Stribling/Johnny Kilbane/George Carpenter/Gentleman Jim/Johnny Summers etc..]
Butler, James The Fight Game 1954 222
--Written by James and Frank Butler. Surrey, The World’s Work Ltd., 1954, 1st edition, 16mo, pp 222, red cloth covered boards with black title to spine, wrapper in poor condition in brooder protection, tears repaired with tape, rear lower corners missing, edges, corners and top and tail of spine rubbed and chipped, price unclipped (10/6), foxing to page edges, 12 black and white photographs. James and Frank knew personally some of the most famous boxers in the world. This is a collection of inside stories of those famous fighters and their fights.
Butler, Frank The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: The Story of Boxing 1986 ---
-- The Good the Bad and the Ugly. The story of Boxing by Frank Butler. Published by Stanley Paul London. Hard Cover. Excellent Condition. This is an expert and brilliantly entertaining guide to boxing over the last half century
Butler, Frank A History of Boxing in Britain 1972 207
-- "Frank Butler draws on a lifetime's experience of writing about boxing for this book, which traces the coarse of boxing in Britain from its beginnings to the 1970's.".
Cantwell, Robert The Real McCoy: Life and Times of Norman Selby 1971 184
Carpenter, Harry Boxing: An Illustrated History 1982 192
-- Boxing an Illustrated History by Harry Carpenter Published by Collins. 192 page history of the fight game. 100s of photos both in colour and black and white from Deaf Burke to Sugar Ray Leonard.
Carpentier, Georges Carpentier By Himself 1955 208
Century, Douglas Barney Ross 2006 224
Clark, Norman All In the Game: Memoirs of the Ring & other Sporting Experiences 1935 324
--Reminiscences from the former National Sporting Club referee and judge, newspaper reporter, and B B B C secretary
Clarke, Michael J Boxing: The Golden Years Australian Boxing Vol. 1: 1940-1950 1996 80
-- A Photographic With Text History Of Boxing In Australia From 1940-1950. All Weight Divisions Covered Also Includes Overseas Fighters Who Fought Here During That Period Included Are Jimmy Carter, Rudy Cruz, Emile Famechon, Ronnie James, The Alabama Kid, Harold Dade, Eddie Marcus, Benny Evans, Archie Moore, Atilio Sabatino, Freddie Dawson, Dave Sands, Etc.
Clarke, Michael J Boxing: Volume 2: 1950-1960 --- 96
-- A Photographic History With Text Of Boxing In Australia From 1950-1960. All Weight Divisions Covered, Includes Australian And Overseas Fighters Who Fought Here In That Period. Jimmy Carruthers, Elley Bennett, Pierre Cossemyns, Pappy Gault, Johnny O'Brien, Freddy Dawson, Frankie Johnson, Pat Ford Alfie Clay, Joe McEntee,Ivor Germaine, Tommy Burns, Wallace "Bud" Smith, Dave Sands, Henry Brimm, Ken Brady, Joe Brown, Peter Keeenan, Attu Clottey,Duilio Loi.
Clarke, Michael J Boxing: Vol. 3: 1960-1970 --- 96
-- A Photographic History With Text Of boxing In australia From 1960-1970, Boxers Included .Lionel Rose, Johnny Famechon, Sid Prior,Ralph Dupas (U.S.A.) George Barnes, Freddie Little (U.S.A.),Fighting Harada (Japan),Rocky Gattellari, Salvatore Burruni (Italy),Jimmy Carruthers,Toro George, Rudell Stich (U.S.A.), Emile Griffths (U.S.A.), Charlie Scott (U.S.A.), Jose Torres (U.S.A.), Freddie Little,(U.S.A.), Tony Mundine, Bobby Dunlop.
Clarke, Michael J Boxing: Vol. 4: 1970-1980 --- 94
-- A Photographic With Text History OfBoxing In Australia From 1970-1980. All Weight Division Covered, Includes Australian And Overseas Fighters Who Fought In Australia During The Period 1970-1980. Tony Mundine, Henry Nissen, Paul Ferreri,Manny Santos, Hector Thompson, Lionel Rose, "Kid" Mathews, Chuck Wilburn, Rocky Mattioli, Shoji Tsujimoto, Denny Moyer, Antonio Aguilar, Bunny Sterling, Kahu Mahunga, Arnold Taylor,Luis Rodriquez,Johnny McClusky, Joe Frazier, "'Fighting" Harada, Elisha Obed.
Clarke, Michael J. Fighting History of the Sands Brothers 1999 167
-- A Comprehensive And Fully Researched History Of The Six Australian Aboriginal Fighting Sands' Brothers. (Dave The Most Famous Of The Brothers Was World Middleweight Contender When He Died Tragedly In 1952 Following A Road Accident
Clarke, Michael J Legends of the Ring: Vol.1 --- --
Collings, Mark The One Hundred Greatest Boxers 1999 112
--Facts, figures, profiles, trivia and quotes
Collins, Nigel Boxing Babylon: Behind the Shadowy World of the Prize Ring 1990 269
Conteh, John I, Conteh: An Autobiography 1982 152
-- London, Harrap Limited, 1982, 8vo, pp 152, red cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine, colour illustrated wrapper with brodart protection, ex-library with usual library markings and stamps (illus not affected), two sections of black and white photo illustrations. Autobiography of the British light-heavyweight boxing champion.
Cooper, Henry The Great Heavyweights 1978 176
Cooper, Henry H For ‘Enry: More Than Just An Autobiography 1985 136
Cooper, Henry Henry Cooper’s 100 Greatest Boxers 1990 224
--Written with Norman Giller. Slightly larger size format. A well illustrated study of the "greats" from every weight division, including some surprises - Jack Hood, Don Curry, James J. Braddock, Gus Lesnevich.....
Cooper, Henry Henry Cooper’s Most Memorable Fights 1985 192
-- Cooper selects 21 of his favourite Heavyweight fights.
Corri, Eugene Refereeing 1,000 Fights 1919 190
Corris, Peter Lords of the Ring: A History of Prize-Fighting in Australia 1980 200
Cox, William D. (Editor) Boxing in Art and Literature 1935 227
Creti, Antonio In This Corner: Anecdotes, Testimonies And Fighting Words 1996 127
--Written with Salvatore Marafioti. Interesting photos, and thought provoking quotes in a sidelong look at the sport. With anecdotes, testimonies, and fighting words.
Dalby, W. Barrington Famous Last Rounds 1947 68
--Dalby was a referee.
Daniel, Dan The Mike Jacobs Story 1950 128
Dartnell, Fred Seconds Out.' Chats About Boxers, Their Trainers And Patrons 1924 276
-- The author presents the sport, with all its contemporary colour, and relishes giving his views on all that is good and bad about the sport as it stood in the twenties.
Davis, J.C. (Editor) Referee Sporting Newspaper: Special Jubilee Half Century 1935 48
Davis, Robert H. Ruby Robert: Alias Bob Fitzsimmons 1926 134
-- An early biography of the great heavyweight champion
Deghy, Guy Boble & Manly: History of the National Sporting Club 1956 240
Dempsey, Jack Dempsey 1977 320
DeWitt (Publisher) The Life of William Poole 1854 84
--One of the first books on boxing ever published in the United States.
Diamond, Wilfred Blood, Sweat and Jack Dempsey 1953 127
-- "The Manassa Mauler" - a man paid $3-50 for his first fight yet figured in 5 of the 13 million dollar gates.
Dibble, R.F. John L. Sullivan 1925 --
Donald, Brian The Fight Game in Scotland 1988 240
-- Designed, says the author, to correct some of the oft repeated errors perpetuated about Scottish pugilism and its history.
Doughty, Jack The Rochdale Thunderbolt 1991 321
--"Though a hero in the ring, Jock McAvoy was very much the villain in a private life littered with broken marriages, violence and numerous court appearances.".
Douroux, Marilyn G. Archie Moore: The Old Mongoose 1991 240
--Up for grabs is a signed Authorized Biography book of Archie (The Mongoose) Moore.He himself signed this book for me back in 1992 while traveling with Dr. Marilyn G. Douroux. thru Ventura County, Cal. (CYC). Book is in very good condition.Lots of good history and pictures of and about The Ole Mongoose.Please keep in mind the book is signed to my name with his signature. Dr. Marilyn G. Douroux signed ( To Anthony Mejia 1992) Archie signed (Best wish from Archie Moore The Mongoose)
Dowling, Frank Fights For the Championship and Celebrated Prize Battles 1855 432
Dowling, Frank Fistiana: The Oracle of the Ring 1856 160
Downes, Terry My Bleeding Business 1964 194
Doyle, Jack Fighting For Love --- ---
-- Here we have a facinating book all about the life of bover Jack Doyle.In 1933 he drew 90,000 fans to white city to see him box and was also making £600 a week on stage as a singer.
Duff, Mickey Twenty & Out 1999 280
-- During a distinguished career as a boxing manager and promoter, Mickey Duff has been associated with all the best fighters of the last 50 years. Muhammed Ali, Sonny Liston, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Robinson - Duff has worked with them all. Born and raised in Poland, Duff escpaed the clutches of Nazi Germany and the concentration camps in which many of his family perished, when his father took the family to England. As a teenager in London's East End, he found his vocation - boxing
Duncan, John In the Red Corner: A Journey into Cuban Boxing --- 338
-- This is John Duncan's account of his year spent in Havana, attempting to arrange a boxing match where professional boxing is illegal. The heat and bureacracy is intercut with portraits of Cuba's boxing legends: Teofilo Stevenson; Benny "Kid" Paret; Black Bill; Angel Espinosa; and Kid Choclolate. ISBN 0224060945. Yellow Jersey Press,2001. In the Red Corner: A Journey into Cuban Boxing by John Duncan Published in 2001 by Yellow Jersey Press. 338 pages. Softcover. John Duncan, sports correspondent with the "Guardian", needs a change: he leaves his job and moves to Havana, with a deal from allegedly to arrange a fight between Mike Tyson and Cuban double Olympic champion Felix Savon, the world's two greatest living heavyweights. However, professional boxing is illegal in Cuba, Castro having banned it in 1961, and Felix Savon had already turned down the $25 million purse offered by Don King to fight Tyson. So John Duncan spent a year negotiating with Cuban bureaucracy in an attempt to pull off the impossible, and arrange a professional fight in the last bastion of Communism, where money does not buy everything. His account of a year spent in the maelstrom of Havana's heat and bureacracy is intercut with portraits of Cuba's most famous boxing legends including Teofilo Stevenson, Benny "Kid" Paret, Black Bill, Angel Espinosa and Kid Chocolate. This work is a reflection on the noble and often dirty art of boxing, both past and present.
Dundee, Angelo I Only Talk Winning 1988 285
-- London, Robson Books Ltd., 1988, 8vo, pp 285, illustrated red card wrapper, spine creased, minor rubbing to corners, pen mark to fep, 3 sections of black and white photographs. Biography of the American boxing trainer Angelo Dundee who managed 15 boxing champions including Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Durant, John Come Out Fighting 1946 250
-- "Come Out Fighting" hard cover book with dust jacket by John Durant and Edward Rice, a pictorial history of the ring with a forward by Quentin Reynolds, published by Essential Books and dated 1946. Size is 10" by 7 1/4" with 250 pages packed with info and over 200 pictures. Come Out Fighting Book Printed in 1946 By John Durante and Edward Rice covers Boxing History up to 1946. About 244 pages with almost every page a photogragh on it.
Early, Gerald (ed) I’m a Little Special: A Muhammad Ali Reader 1998 299
Over 30 pieces, by various authors, from the 1960’s through to the 1990’s.
Elbaze, Didier Deux Poings Pour Une Etoile. L’eopee Des Boxeurs Juifs 2004 352
--In French, a history of jewish boxers, with many rare european pictures.
Erenberg, Lewis A. The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling --- 320
--Held on June 22, 1938, in Yankee Stadium, the second Louis-Schmeling fight sparked excitement around the globe. For all its length--the fight lasted but two minutes--it remains one of the most memorable events in boxing history and, indeed, one of the most significant sporting events ever. In this superb account, Lewis A. Erenberg offers a vivid portrait of Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, their individual careers, and their two epic fights, shedding light on what these fighters represented to their nations, and why their second bout took on such international importance. Erenberg shows how in the first fight Schmeling shocked everyone with a dramatic twelfth-round knockout of Louis, becoming a German national hero and a (unwilling) symbol of Aryan superiority. In fact, the second fight was seen around the world in symbolic terms--as a match between Nazism and American democracy. Erenberg discusses how Louis' dramatic first-round victory was a devastating blow to Hitler, who turned on Schmeling and, during the war, had the boxer (then serving as a paratrooper) sent on a series of dangerous missions. Louis, meanwhile, went from being a hero of his race--"Our Joe"--to the first black champion embraced by all Americans, black and white, an important step forward in United States race relations. Erenberg also describes how, after the war, the two boxers became symbols of German-American reconciliation. With Schmeling as a Coca Cola executive, and Louis down on his luck, the former foes became friends, and when Louis died, Schmeling helped pay for his funeral. Here then is a stirring and insightful account of one of the great moments in boxing history, a confrontation that provided global theater on an epic scale.
Eubank, Chris Eubank 2003 410
Evanzz, Karl (ed) I Am the Greatest: The Best Quotations from Muhammad Ali 2002 160
Evenson, Bruce When Dempsey Fought Tunney 1996 214
Ewart, Reg Heavyweight Champions of Britain 1963 48
--Photo’s and short bio-sketches of 22 British champs from Charley Mitchell in 1890 to Henry Cooper in 1963.
Fair, James R. Give Him To the Angels: The Story of Harry Greb 1946 184
Famechon, Johnny Fammo 1971 212
Farnol, Jeffrey Epics of the Fancy: A Vision of Old Fighters 1928 310
-- The author takes a tour through the bare-knuckle era, from Broughton to Mace, and on to Dempsey and Fitzsimmons in the modern era.
Farnol, Jeffrey Famous Prize Fights 1928 260
Farr, Finis Black Champion: The Life & Times of Jack Johnson 1964 254
Farrar, Arthur How To Fight 1943 93
Finger, David Rocky Lives: Heavyweight Boxing Upsets of the 1990s 2005 337
-- Incredible book on HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING IN THE 1990'S. Authored by DAVID FINGER...he goes into great detail about the upsets in the heavyweight division in the 1990's. Great detail of the fights...and what was at stake...and the aftermath of each guys career. Well researched..all the great heavyweight fights on HBO, SHOWTIME, ESPN, USA TUESDAY NIGHT FIGHTS..and other cable outlets. A must for the boxing fan
Finnegan, Chris Finnegan: Self Portrait of a Fighting Man 1970s 185
-- London, Macdonald and Jane’s Publishers, n/d (1970s), 8vo, pp 185, brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine, colour illustrated wrapper with brodart protection, price clipped, one section of black and white photo illustrations. Autobiography of the British boxer who won Gold at the 1968 Mexico Olympics and continued to fight until an eye injury ended his career eight years later.
Fitch, Jerry Cleveland’s Greatest Fighters of All Time 2002 128
--Boxing began in Cleveland in the 1880s. As pugilism was an illegal activity, brawling workers from the iron ore docks surreptitiously met on ìWhiskey Islandî to settle disputes. They would be followed by crowds of spectators who cheered them on and often ended up fleeing from the sheriff. Boxing grew in popularity and soon became a legitimate sport that brought packed houses to such local venues as Cleveland Municipal Stadium, the Cleveland Arena, and the Public Auditorium. Thousands of fans from across the country would come to Cleveland to attend the marquee bouts of many of the city and the nationís most celebrated fighters. ÝÝClevelandís Greatest Fighters of All Time follows the amazing careers of the cityís most popular and successful boxers, highlighted by more than 100 rarely-seen images. From the speedy and resilient Johnny Kilbane, Clevelandís first great champion, to the heroic Jimmy Bivins, a true champion in and out of the ring, these stories of triumph and heartbreak are to be enjoyed by boxing fans of all eras. Much of the action inside is described in such a way as to bring the reader ringside.
Fitzgerald, Mike The Ageless Warrior: The Life of Boxing Legend Archie Moore 2004 275?
Fleischer, Nat A Pictorial History of Boxing 1959 320+
Fleischer, Nat Black Dynamite: Story of the Negro in Boxing (5 Volumes) 1938 1191
Volume 1 Story of the Negro in Boxing 1938 182
Volume 2 Story of Joe Louis and Henry Armstrong, 1938 163
Volume 3 The Three Colored Aces: George Dixon, Joe Gana and Joe Walcott 1938 314
Volume 4 Fighting Furies: Jack Johnson, Sam Langford and others 1939 282
Volume 5 Sockers In Sepia 1939 250
Fleischer, Nat 50 Years At Ringside 1958 296
Fleischer, Nat Gene Tunney: The Enigma of the Ring 1931 127
--New York, Ring, Inc., 1931. 127 pp. Illus. Hartley No. 686. Red cloth. First Edtiion.
Fleischer, Nat Gentleman Jim: The Story of James J. Corbett 1942 128
Fleischer, Nat The Heavyweight Championship: An Informal History 1949 318
Fleischer, Nat Jack Dempsey 1972 256
Fleischer, Nat Jack Dempsey: The Idol of Fistiana 1929 309
Fleischer, Nat Jack McAuliffe: The Napolean of the Prize Ring 1944 77
Fleischer, Nat John L. Sullivan: Champion of Champions 1951 242
Fleischer, Nat The Louis Legend 1956 181
Fleischer, Nat Leonard the Magnificent 1947 124
Fleischer, Nat Max Baer: The Glamour Boy of the Ring 1949 44
Fleischer, Nat The Michigan Assassin: The Saga of Stanley Ketchel 1946 104
Fleischer, Nat Terrible Terry: The Fistic Career of Terry McGovern 1943 64
Ford, John Prizefighting: The Age of Regency Boximania 1972 208
Fox, Charles Famous Fights in the Prize Ring 1877 36 Parts
Fox, Richard K. Prize Ring Champions of England From 1719 to 1889 1889 65
Francis, George George Francis: Trainer of Champions 1998 223
-- Francis trained John Conteh, Frank Bruno, Bunny Sterling, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, and Barry McGuigan amongst others in an illustrious career.
Fraser, Ray The Fighting Fisherman: The Life of Yvon Durelle --- 312
-- Yvon Durelle fought from the tiny Acadian hamlet of Baie Ste. Anne to within a heartbeat of being light-heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
Frazier, Joe Smokin’ Joe --- 213
Gains, Larry The Impossible Dream --- --
Golding, Louis Boxing Tales 1947 80
-- Paperback book: Louis Golding's Boxing Tales. 80 pages, sub-titled A Collection of Thrilling Stories of the Ring, no date but 1947 or 48. Golding reported boxing for The Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard in London. Stapled. Wear by staples but in reasonable condition for age. Stories of bare-knuckle boxing as well as from the 'gloved' era.
Golesworthy, Maurice The Encyclopedia of Boxing ---- 240
Graziano, Rocky Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956 284
Greig, Murray Goin’ the Distance: Canada’s Boxing Heritage 1996 246
--A superb copy, like new but for gently bumped top corners. Unclipped DJ is fine. 6.25" by 9.25", 246 pages, photographs, index. This is the first comprehensive book on the rich history of Canada's contributions to the ring. Includes Tommy Burns, Jack Delaney, Johnny Coulan, Jimmy McLarnin, Donny Lalonde, Matthew Hilton, Lou Brouillard, Frenchy Belanger, Jackie Callura, George Chuvalo, Sam Langford, Yvon Durelle, Willie de Wit, Shawn O'Sullivan, Ken Lakusta and others.
Green, Benny Shaw's Champions: Prizefighting From Cashel Byron To Gene Tunney 1978 210
-- The story of Bernard Shaw's lifelong obsession with prizefighting, and how it eventually influenced the destination of the World Heavyweight Championship, is one of the most extraordinary aspects of even Shaw's bewilderingly variegated life.
Greyvenstein, Chris This Brutal Glory 1969 162
-- A collection of chapters on South African, American & British boxers who were involved in memorable contests - including Willie Toweel, Dempsey, Arthur Douglas, Mike Holt, Marciano, Johnny Palph, Don McCorkindale etc.
Greyvenstein, Chris The Fighters: A Pictorial History of South African Boxing from 1881 1981 448
-- Large size format book. Inscribed inside by the author. A pictorial history of South African boxing from 1881 - from Fred Storbeck to Gerrie Coetzee. The first comprehensive history of boxing in the country to be published.
Grombach, John V. The Saga of the Fist: The 9,000 Year Story of Boxing 1977 250
-- A revised and updated edition of "The Saga Of The Sock", and a lively trip through the history of all aspects of the sport.
Gutteridge, Reg The Big Punchers 1983 223
Gutteridge, Reg Boxing: The Great Ones 1975 154
-- Chapters on 9 of the greatest.
Gutteridge, Reg Mike Tyson: The Release of Power 1996 223 (Revised)
Gutteridge, Reg Mike Tyson: For Whom the Bell Tolls 1987 160
Gutteridge, Reg Reg Gutteridge: King of Commentary 2000 --
Gutteridge, Reg Uppercuts and Dazes: Autobiography of Reg Gutteridge 1998 306
Hague, Jim Braddock: The Rise of the Cinderella Man -- --
-- This gripping biography uncovers why Jim Braddock is considered one of the toughest and beloved heavyweight champions ever and takes you through the ups and downs of his turbulent life during the Great Depression. His rise from hard-luck, bottom-rung local slugger to heavyweight champion of the world. He is still regarded as one of the greatest true-life triumphs in the history of boxing.
Haislet, Edwin L. Boxing: The Barnes Sports Library 1940 118
Haldane, Robert A. Champions and Challengers: One Hundred Years of Queensberry 1967 244
--Comparisons between the greatest at all weights, at home and abroad. Gathered from the authors private diaries, over 100 reference books, and consultations with 40 other knowledgeable sources.
Haldane, Robert A. Giants of the Ring: Story of the Heavyweights for Two Hundred Years 1948 164
-- With "Weights, Measures" and "Financial Records" in this history of the big men.
Harding, John Lonsdale’s Belt: The Story of Boxing’s Greatest Prize. 1994 352
--IN DEPTH STUDY OF THE FIGHTERS WHO HELD THE COVETED LONSDALE BELT. REALLY INTERESTING AND A GOOD REFERENCE SOURCE
Hartley, R.A. History & Bibliography of Boxing Books 1988 349
--A bibliography containing some 2100 titles on all aspects of pugilism published in the English language. Nimrod Press Ltd, Alton, n.d. but first published in 1988, this copy possibly from a later edition. Rexine-backed boards, 4to, x, [ii], 349 pp., ills. Approximately 2,100 entries. The best bibliography of Boxing. There are six introductory chapters surveying the history of the literature of boxing, folowed by an excellent annotated bibliography. Numerous illustrations and reproductions of title -pages.
Harvey, Len Modern Boxing: Mill’s Sports Series 1938 88
--PUBLISHED BY M.S. MILL CO., 1938.
Hauser, Thomas The Black Lights 1986 257
--THE BLACK LIGHTS—INSIDE THE WORLD OF PROFESSIONAL BOXING by Thomas Hauser, copyright 1986… Hardcover Book with dust jacket, still in very nice condition, beautiful binding strong and secure, pages are fine, clean and intact… 257 pages that reveal the riveting history of professional boxing from an insider who has been privy to secrets that no other sports writer could ever have known. When this author speaks of figures such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Angelo Dundee, Gerry Cooney, Rocky Marciano, Jack Dempsey, Jose Sulaiman, Billy Costello, Mike Jones and Don King—and many, many others—he knows firsthand about the score he’s presenting to the reader of this remarkable study. This book boils down to courage, power, corruption, and greed and this author can authoritatively separate and define those arenas of professional boxing for you throughout these pages.
Hauser, Thomas Muhammad Ali: His Life and His Times 1991 544
Heinz, W.C. (ed) The Book of Boxing 1999 352
--Nathan Ward is also an editor. Explore the gamut of boxing literature, lore and legends--from the ancient beginnings to modern-day fighters--through such authors as Ernest Hemingway, Plato and others. Full-color
Helliwell, Arthur The Private Lives of Famous Fighters 1949 98
-- An illustrated account of famous prize fighters in the boxing game. Henry Armstrong, Kid berg, Max Baer, Dave Crowley, Tony Galento, Len Harvey, Primo Carnera, Jack Petersen, Joe Louis, Eric Boon, Jack Doyle, Tommy Farr , Peter Kane and many others are profiled. Illustrated with b/w photos. contents cover Louis-Galento-Woodcock-Petersen-Baer-Armstrong-Harvey-Berg-Boon-Carnera-Crowley-Doyle-Bloomfield-Gains-Kane-Farr-Cook- Lynch - fascinating re-visit to the 1930/1940's for those alive then and for younger fans who never saw these "greats/characters".
Hennessey, John Muhammad Ali: The Greatest 1999 160
-- 160 pages. Published 1999, 295mm by 295mm. Well illustrated.
Henning, Fred Fights For the Championship: The Men and Their Times *** 322
-- Fights for the Chamionship,. The Men and Their Times, by Fred Henning. Volume one only (of two). Published by the Licenced Victuallers Gazzete Office. Not dated, but c 1900. 322 pages, hardcover. Many b/w portraits of boxers within text and details about important fights.
Herbert, Michael Never Counted Out: The Story of Len Johnson 1992 122
-- Johnson was middleweight who was denied the chance to win a title because of his colour. Among his ring victims were Len Harvey, Ted Kid Lewis, Ted Moore, etc. Book includes a lot of his political career too.
Hirsch, James S. Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter 2000 345
-- This authorized biography of Carter by former Wall Street Journal and New York Times reporter Hirsch brings an objective historical perspective to the boxer's story. Scrupulously researched and expertly crafted, Hirsch's updated account of Carter's life is both a rich portrait of a complex man and a clear-eyed telling of a remarkable life. Despite his success in the ring, or because of it, Carter was a man with a bad reputation when he was wrongfully accused of a gruesome triple homicide. As a defiant black man with a mean streak, a criminal record and flamboyant tastes, Carter jarred the sensibilities of many whites in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., and Hirsch explores the role that race played in determining his fate. Carter's hellish ride through the judicial system and the heroic efforts to free him make for fascinating reading. Hirsch used the Canadian edition of Lazarus and the Hurricane (reviewed above) as a source for much of his material, and some scenes are straight out of the earlier book. But Hirsch also explores the nature of Carter's relationships with the Canadians, including his romance and marriage to Lisa Peters, which is treated as a mere footnote in the Canadians' account. When Carter finally became a free man in 1988, he spent several years living in the Canadians' commune, but their controlling nature led him to believe he had traded one prison for another, with a debt of gratitude tying him down. He eventually severed ties.
Holyfield, Evander Holyfield: The Humble Warrior 1996 244
-- Evander Holyfield began boxing in an Alabama Boys Cub when he was. Twenty years later he became the heavyweight champion of the world. But in 1994 doctors discovered a heart irregularity in Holyfield, and he was forced to drop out of boxing. Then God had something special in store for Evander Holyfield--a healing of his heart condition, which would allow the humble warrior to step back into the ring. Here is the story of the physical and spiritual victories of one of the most populaar boxers of all time.
Hornibrook, F.A. The Lure of the Ring -- --
Houston, Graham Superfists: The Story of the World Heavyweight Champion 1975 176
--New York: Bounty Books, 1975. Houston, editor of "Boxing News," puts together a great photo illustrated reference guide of all of boxing's heavyweight champions. 8" x 11" with yellow and photo illustrated over, featuring John L. Sullivan, Joe Louis, Ezzard Charles, Rocky Marciano, Ingemar Johansson, and Joe Frazier with a center photograph of Ali knocking out Frazier. 176 photo-filled pages with full references and records of each fighter.
Hughes, Brian Reaching For The Stars: The Howard Winstone Phenomenon 2006 --
-- A Must have for all boxing fans, this book was written by Brian Hughes and tells the compelling story of Howard Winstone and his remarkable achievements in and out of the ring, this gripping story tells of how he overcame every obstacle to reach his goal of becoming the featherweight champion of the world, from being raised in Merthyr , to losing the tips of his fingers, winning the world tittle, through to his last days. He was a true man of the people and this book shows how fond the people were of him. You will not be able to put this book down.
Hughes, Brian Jackie Brown: The Man, The Myth, The Legend 1996 265
--JACKIE BROWN..... THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND BY BRIAN HUGHES. Published in 1996, 265 page biography of the Manchester boxer Jackie Brown, born in the slums of Manchester, his glamorous career in the 1930's, & winning the Lonsdale belt, before a tragic decline. Hugely detailed biography, including a full fight record of proffessional boxing matches. Great look at boxing in that era.
Hugman, Barry J. Boxing Encyclopedia 1993 191
--Larger size format. Examines boxing from many angles, its history, rules, governing bodies, venues, fatalities, and outstanding fights.
Illingworth, Montieth Mike Tyson: Money, Myth & Betrayal 1991 407
--Hardcover, ExLibris copy covered in mylar to protect the dust jacket, still in very nice condition, beautiful binding strong and secure, pages are fine, clean and intact… 407 pages with an index and some great photographs that include Robin Givens, Floyd Patterson, Larry Holmes, Mitch Green, John Alderson, Mark Young, James Tillis, Jose Torres, Cus D’Amato and many others… This is the remarkable story of Tyson’s rise to the top ranks of professional boxers while balancing an out of ring lifestyle that has kept him in almost constant trouble and the bad boy darling of the sports media…
Inch, Thomas The Secret of the Knock-Out 1953 ---
Jarrett, John Dynamite Gloves: The Fighting Lives of Boxing’s Big Punchers 2001 297
--John Jarrett Dynamite Gloves the Fighting Lives of Boxing's Big Punchers. London: Robson Books, 2001. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 1861054092. "This remarkable collection of simple, direct, and eloquent photographs chronicles the life of the prizefighter - in and out of the ring, from boys in amateur contests and training, to contenders, to men who have won world championships and many millions of dollars.".
*Jarrett, John Gene Tunney: The Golden Guy Who Licked Jack Dempsey Twice 2003 285
Jenkinson, Jim (ed) The Mersey Fighters: Lives & Times of Liverpool’s Boxing Heroes ---- 332
--Edited by Jim Jenkinson and Gary Shaw. Some of these profiles, the work of the legendary Liverpool Echo correspondent Syd Dye, first appeared in a well-acclaimed series in that newspaper. Now the editors of this book have updated his work to produce the first history of Liverpool's great fighters. World champs like Dick Tiger and Hogan Bassey stand side-by-side with local heroes like the graceful Nel Tarleton and the rugged Harry Scott and more than 100 other boxers who left their mark on the Liverpool fight scene. Paperback, 195x135mm, 332 pages, b/w photographs
Johnson, Dick Bare Fist Fighters of the 18th and 19th Century: 1704-1861 1987 165
--Bare Fist Fighters of the 18th and 19th century 1704-1861 by Dick Johnson. Perfect condition book in mint/present quality. 165 pages, illustrated with perfect dust jacket. Bendigo,Ben Caunt,Jack Broughton,Bill Perry,Tipton Slasher etc
Johnson, Dick The Bare-Knucklers 1999 302
--From Jack Broughton to Jem Carney, plus chapters on deaths in the ring, and Irish born fighters.
Johnson, Jack Jack Johnson: In the Ring and Out 1927 ---
Jones, Jimmy King of the Canebrakes 1969 127
Jones, Thom Sonny Liston Was A Friend of Mine 1995 312
Jones, Wynford Class of the 60’s: The Stable of Eddie Thomas 2005 136
--A personal view of the success achieved by Eddie Thomas and his stable of boxers, based in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
Kahn, Roger A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring ‘20s 1999 474
-- A Flame of Pure Fire, Jack Dempsey & The Roaring '20s, by Roger Kahn, 1999, Harcourt, Brace, 1st edition. Hardcover, approx. 9½"x6½", with 474 pages. From the blurb: "For seven years & two months in the days that followed World War I, Jack Dempsey, with his swarthy brow, his fierce good looks, and his matchless dedication to the kill, was heavyweight champion of the world. He was the wild & raucous champion of the wild & raucous 1920s, when Al Capone ran free, jazzmen trumpeted a new night music, women smoked cigarettes in public & people talked about free love but couldn't buy a legal drink. A Flame of Pure Fire is the extraordinary story of a man & a country growing to maturity in a blaze of strength & exuberance that nearly burned them to ash. Hobo, fighter, lover, millionaire, and, finally, a gentleman of rare generosity & sincerity, Dempsey embodied an America grappling with the confusing demands of preeminence & took everything it had to offer. While focusing on the '20s, Roger Kahn also portrays the poverty-striken Dempsey in his childhood, the man on trial for avoiding service in World War I, the sometime actor (but mostly disappointed husband) in Hollywood, and the genial restaurateur in New York." Illustrated with wonderful b/w photographs. The dust jacket is in very good, clean condition, not price clipped. The cover is in excellent, clean condition. Great cartoon illustrated endpapers. Pages are also in excellent, clean condition, binding is solid. A great addition to any boxing, sports or US history library or collection!
Kalestsky, Richard Ali and Me: Through the Ropes 1982 88
Kessler, Harry The Millionaire Referee 1982 371
-- A successful business man away from the ring Kessler almost refereed World title fights for a hobby. He was the third man in the ring for Marciano / Moore amongst others.
Kieza, Grantlee Australian Boxing: The Illustrated History 1990 240
Knebworth, Vincent Boxing: A Guide to Modern Methods 1945 --
-- Lonsdale Library Vol XI, Seeley, Service & Co., London 1940's. Includes an excellent history of early British boxing and some good illustrations including B&W plates of Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey.
Lardner, John White Hopes and Other Tigers 1947 190
Lardner, Rex The Legendary Champions 1972 289
-- This hardcover book measures 8 and 1/2 inches wide,11 inches in height,and is 289 pages in length. The book was written by Rex Lardner and published in 1972. Filled with great information on early boxing champions and has tons of old black and white illustrations and photographs.
Liebling, A.J. Just Enough Liebling --- 560
--As one of the first top New Yorker writers in the 1930s and beyond, Liebling helped set the magazine's sophisticated, urbane tone, and his essays are crackling enough to remain unique decades later. The writer took on a range of subjects, from the earthy to the urbane, and blurred the line between reportage and essay writing. Remnick isolates the qualities that made Liebling a powerful force in the magazine's early years, noting that his work was almost invariably vibrant, no matter the topic. Heady words, considering the breadth of subjects in this volume; Liebling's discourses are stuffed with the observations of a savvy globetrotter. Even as a child, he created a "small personal Olympus" that included George Washington, Lillian Russell and Enrico Caruso, and he explains the quirks that landed each in his affections. As an adult, Liebling was fond of food, preferably foreign, and boxing, especially bare knuckled. Also included is considerable WWII reporting, blending description with minor detail. Throughout, Liebling's style is zesty, lifting readers up with erudition, but keeping them grounded: "In the light of what Proust wrote with so mild a stimulus, it is the world's loss that he did not have a heartier appetite." Fans of gourmand and bon vivant Liebling won't have the same complaint.
Liebling, A.J. The Sweet Science --- 288
-- A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind the fight, and he evokes the atmosphere in the arena as distinctly as he does the goings-on in the ring--a combination that prompted Sports Illustrated to name The Sweet Science the best American sports book of all time.
Lindsay, Andrew Boxing in Black and White: A Statistical Study of Race in the Ring 2004 249
--Professional sports in America offer numerous examples of equal opportunity and broken down racial barriers. These developments call for pride and celebration. Yet skin color continues to have an influence in how Americans experience sport. From Al Campanis’ statement about the under-representation of blacks in baseball front offices to the almost exclusively white ownership of professional teams, one sees that sports, though admirably more equitable than other societal institutions, are hardly a colorblind American pursuit. Choosing the racially charged sport of boxing for investigation, the author has compiled dozens of statistics measuring whether or not America’s racial majority still yearns for a white champion—a Great White Hope. Drawing upon data from The Ring Magazine and its annual record books, this study endeavors to bolster or refute the popular perception in boxing circles that white fighters of lesser ability are helped along to their sports elite level, as a result of being promotional gold in the eyes of the public.
Lloyd, Allan The Great Prize Fight 2004 --
--April 17th, 1860, Tom Sayers of Camden Town fought American John C Heenan for a prize of two hundred pound, and the right to be heralded as world champion. This is the story from start to finish, a vivid portrait of Victorian sporting life, of gamblers, trainers, toffs and thieves. The two hour fight was the sensation of the day, it divided parliament, excited Charles Dickens, inspired Thackaray to write a poem and strengthened the clamour for ring reform. Within a decade bare knuckle boxing was no more, replaced by the Queensbury rules, and the great fight and it's heroes were forgotten.
Lonkhurst, Bob East End Idol: The Amazing Story of Terry Spinks 2002 295
-- Spink’s story is of triumph and disappointment, in and out the ring. Spinks was British Featherweight Champion, and Olympic Flyweight gold medalist.
Louis, Joe Joe Louis: My Life 1978 277
--Written with Edna and Art Rust Jr. An autobiography "told with startling frankness, revealing Joe's attempts, & failures, to create more for himself than a reputation as a boxer.
Louis, Joe My Life Story 1947 189
-- Written on the eve of Louis's fights with Walcott and before the tax problems that forced an ill-fated comeback.
Lud Relief To Royalty: The Story of James J. Braddock 1936 ---
Lye, Terry Leigh Count of Ten 1947 48
-- Great stories of yesteryear, including Jim Driscoll, Jack Hyams, Eric Boon, Jimmy Wilde, etc
Lye, Terry Leigh Personalities of Boxing -- --
Lye, Terry Leigh The Squared Circle 1951 96
-- The modern era of heavyweight boxing, from Jim Corbett, up until Ezzard Charles.
Lye, Terry Leigh The Heavyweight Story 1955 187
-- From John L. Sullivan to Rocky Marciano. The history of the Heavyweight kings.
Maloney, Frank No Baloney 2003 336
Maresca, Gianfranco Gladiators of the Ring I 2004 441
Maresca, Gianfranco Gladiators of the Ring II 2004 292
Margolick, David Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a World on the Brink --- 432
--Nothing in the annals of sports has aroused more passion than the heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling–bouts that symbolized and galvanized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war. David Margolick takes us into the careers of both men. We see Louis in his boyhood and amateur days in Detroit and Chicago, and the blossoming of his boxing genius. We see him, already a near-mythical figure, taking New York by storm in the 1930s, fighting before record crowds, the savior of a sport that had fallen into decline and a long sought after symbol of redemption for black America after the scandalous reign of Jack Johnson two decades earlier. And we witness how with talent, a gentle personality, and shrewd management, Louis managed to trump the brutal racism directed at him and came to dominate what had been primarily a white man’s sport, becoming a hero of unprecedented power and influence in black America. Schmeling, we learn, was a kind of chameleon, a cultural icon in Weimar Germany who seamlessly, disconcertingly, maintained his privileged status after the Nazi takeover. He pulled off a remarkable feat, relying on a Jewish manager and a Jewish promoter in New York while being extolled at home as a model of “racial superiority.” Margolick meticulously examines all the complex ties that developed between Schmeling and the Nazis, shattering the myth that they frowned upon him before he upset Louis in 1936–he was a ten-to-one underdog–and ostracized him after losing to Louis two years later. We see the extraordinary buildup to the 1938 rematch–the worsening international tensions seemingly raising the stakes–in which Louis would need only 124 seconds to defeat Schmeling, while radio allowed the whole world to listen. Margolick vividly captures the outpouring of emotion that the two fighters aroused–in the white South, in the black and Jewish communities in the United States, in Germany, everywhere–and he makes clear the cultural and social divisions the two men came to represent as the threat posed by the Nazis became increasingly clear, and as America began to feel the effects of a nascent civil rights movement. Schmeling’s postwar success in business and Louis’s sad decline add a poignant coda. A book at once about sports and about a pivotal moment in twentieth-century history, Beyond Glory pulses with energy from first to last.
Matthews, Bill The English Boxing Champions 1990 151
-- The English Boxing Champions (1872-1910) and Record Book by Bill Matthews. Published by Stockwell in 1990. Signed first edition in mint, brand new condition. 151 pages of text with 24 pages of b/w plates. The result of many years of research, this book is the only comprehensive account of this often overlooked period of British boxing history.
McCaffery, Dan Tommy Burns: Canada’s Unknown World Heavyweight Champion ---- 268
McGhee, Frank England’s Boxing Heroes 1988 191
-- Jack 'Kid` Berg, Nel Tarleton, Henry Cooper, Teddy Baldock, Woodcock, Turpin, McAvoy, etc.
McIlvanney, Hugh McIlvanney on Boxing 1982 190
McInnes, Peter Clouting for Cash: Great Fights and Fighters 1939-1959 1962 219
-- A personal stroll through some of the authors favourite fights, some famous and some forgotten.
McInnes, Peter Fitz: Winning & Losing the Heavyweight Title 1897-1899 1999 20
-- Large softcover / magazine. Published to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of Britains first undisputed Heavyweight champion. Signed by Peter McInnes.
McInnes, Peter Ten and Out: A Biography of Benny Lynch 1981 198
-- Lynch's short life is generally regarded as a twentieth-century tragedy, however this book dwells but briefly on the seamier side of wee Benny's day-to-day existance. It is Lynch the boxer, the perfect ring gentleman and genius, that the author prefers to remember.
McNeill, Jim That Night in the Garden: Great Fights and Great Moments from MSG 2003 320
--The stars of screen and stage have all played there, but The Garden is synonymous with boxing. From John L. Sullivan, to Lennox Lewis, the history of boxing has been fought out under the hot lights over the Garden ring.
McNeill, Jim They Could’ve Been Contenders 2001 274
-- Harry Wills, Charley Burley, Peter Jackson, Lazlo Papp amongst others are profiled, all of whom were frustrated in their efforts to fight for the ultimate prize.
Mead, Chris Champion Joe Louis: Black Hero in White America 1993 330
-- This portrait of Joe Louis adds a personal dimension - showing how Louis rose above the open and ugly racism of his day.
Mendoza, Daniel The Memoirs of the Life of Daniel Mendoza 1951 116
--Title page reads: The Memoirs of the Life of Daniel Mendoza, Edited and With An Introduction by Paul Magriel, Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, First Published 1951. Chapter headings include: My Youth, Early Fights, A Verbal Contest With Humphreys, The Second and Third Contest With Humphreys, Engagements in the Theatre, I Decide to Give Up Fighting, I Go On Tour, and, Conclusion, There is also an appendix with an essay by Mendoza entitled: Observations on the Art of Pugilism. There is an index. As quoted from the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame website: Daniel Mendoza was the first Jewish prize-fighter to become a champion. Though he stood only 5'7" and weighed 160 pounds, Mendoza was England’s sixteenth Heavyweight Champion from 1792 to 1795. Always proud of his heritage, he billed himself as Mendoza the Jew. He is the father of scientific boxing. At a time when the sport of boxing consisted primarily of barehanded slugging, Mendoza introduced the concept of defense. He developed the guard, the straight left, and made use of sidestepping tactics. This new strategy, the Mendoza School, also referred to as the Jewish School, was criticized in some circles as cowardly. But it permitted Mendoza to fully capitalize on his small stature, speed, and punching power. His first recorded prizefight was a knockout of an opponent, known as Harry the Coalheaver, whom he dispatched in 40 rounds. A victory in his first professional fight in 1787 won him the patronage of the Prince of Wales (later George IV), the first boxer to earn this honor. His acceptance by British royalty (he was the first Jew ever to speak to England’s King George III) helped elevate the position of the Jew in English society and stem a vicious tide of anti-Semitism that many Englishmen read into Shakespeare’s characterization of Shylock in his play The Merchant of Venice. Mendoza had a series of storied matches against rival Richard Humphries, one each in 1788, 1789, and 1790. He lost the first battle in 29 rounds but won the latter pair in 52 and 15 Daniel Mendoza, “Mendoza the Jew” rounds. He laid claim to the English boxing title in 1791 when the prevailing champion, Benjamin Brain, retired. Another top English boxer, Bill Warr, contested Mendoza’s claim. In May 1792, the two met to settle the matter in Croydon, England. Mendoza was victorious in 23 rounds. Warr and Mendoza met again in November 1794, and this time it took the champion only 15 minutes to dispose of the challenger. Mendoza, a descendant of Spanish Marranos (Jews coerced into conversion to Christianity) who had lived in London for nearly a century, became such a popular figure in England that songs were written about him, and his name appeared in scripts of numerous plays. His personal appearances would fill theaters, portraits of him and his fights were popular subjects for artists, and commemorative medals were struck in his honor. Daniel Mendoza was one of the inaugural group elected in 1954 to the Boxing Hall of Fame and of the inaugural class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. There are 18 full page black and white and color plates throughout. This 116 page, approximately 9 by 6 inch hard cover is in good condition. The pages are clear and the binding is tight. There is one small stamp on the inside back cover that reads: The Times Library, Wigmore Street, London. The red cloth cover has a bit of wear along the edges and minor soiling of the front and back cover. A remarkable autobiography of this most famous 18th century boxer. A very hard to find copy.
Miles, Henry Downes Pugilistica: The History of British Boxing (3 Volumes) 1906 ---
Miletich, Leo N. Dan Stuart’s Fistic Carnival ---- 243
-- At the turn of the century, boxing was illegal in most states. More brutal and less regulated than now, matches sometimes exceeded 80 rounds, and death in the ring was not uncommon. Fights were mostly held on the sly, but word of mouth made fighters into nationwide heros even as preachers denounced the game from their pulpits. In 1895, Dan Stuart, a shrewd gambling man from Dallas, had the idea of staging a world championship boxing match. In an entertaining and lively style, Miletich examines the madcap story of the early, impossible days of boxing promotion and the boxing rivalry of James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, a dandy from San Francisco, and Bob Fitzsimmons, a lanky redhead from New Zealand. This is the story of Stuart's fight in the political ring against a wall of interference from politicians and evangelists all over the Southwest. Stuart's eventual success (the much ballyhooed title fight between Corbett and Fitzsimmons, held in Carson City, Nev., was the first to be captured on film) eventually changed federal and state laws. Miletich brings together a wealth of material about popular culture and sports in the days of the expanding Western frontier. A work of serious research, this is an engaging story of the infancy of a sport that from the start was one of devoted fans, horrified critics and self-interested promoters.
Mills, Freddie Battling for a Title 1957 184
--Freddie Mills recalls his own career, boxing in Britain after the war and some of the greats of that era.
Mills, Freddie Forward the Light-Heavies 1956 224
Mills, Freddie Freddie Mills Boxing Annual For Boys ---- 93
Minter, Alan Minter: An Autobiography 1980 184
Mitchell, Ray Great Australian Fights 1965 130
-- Mitchell returns to some of the great Australian domestic fights, featuring George Barnes, Vic Patrick, Fred Henneberry, Tommy Burns, etc
Mitchell, Ray Ray Mitchell’s Boxing Quiz 1966 180
Moore, Archie The Archie Moore Story 1960 240
Moore, Archie Any Boy Can: The Archie Moore Story 1971 263
--Written by Moore and Leonard Pearl
Morgan, Dan Dumb Dan 1953 160
-- Written with John McCallum. Content: Autobiography-Memoir of Dan Morgan, an old-time California based boxing manager and trainer who shares many many stories with John McCallum of the "good and not so good" old days. Photographs are special. "My name is Daniel F. Morgan. I am a short, skinny and pious-looking character who has been studying, managing and advising fist-fighters for more than 50 years. At 79, I don't hesitate to let anyone know it, nor am I reluctant to talk about any or everything. Hence, my nickname, 'Dumb Dan.' I talk too much..." "I have found in this business you have to be as tough as rawhide and as gentle as the balmy breeze of Springtime..." Publisher: Tedson Publishing Co., New York, 1953 First Edition Introduction by Frank Graham and Foreword by Dan Parker. Illustrated with wonderful old black and white photographs of Dan Morgan (1949), Jim Corbett and Battling Levinsky (1916), Joe Louis, Gene Tunney, Jack Dempsey, Benny Leonard, Stanley Ketchel, Jim Jeffries, Joe Gans, Jack Britton, John L. Sullivan, Bob Fitzsimmons, Harry Greb. Hardcover is blue with black spine, silver letters on spine. 160 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/4".
Morrison, John Triumph to Tragedy: The Life and Times of Jackie Patterson 2000 316
-- Scarce Boxing book - John Morrison - TRIUMPH to TRAGEDY.The Life and Times of former World Flyweight Champion JACKIE PATERSON (1920-66) in Wartime Glasgow.The compelling story of a Scottish boxer,whomade good,then lost it all.
Mullan, Harry Boxing: The Last 25 Years 1991 174
Mullan, Harry The Great Book of Boxing 1987 464
-- Fantastic book for the boxing fan! This is The Great Book of Boxing, by Harry Mullan. This is a large hardback, and is in near fine condition. The book does not appear to have been read, the dustjacket is also in near fine condition. This is a 1987 copyright edition. This history book covers all the greats, everything from heavy weights to bantam weights to light weights. It also charts the rise and fall of many hundreds of boxers who have claimed the title "Champion of the world", people like "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey, Mike Tyson, Barry Guigan, Sugar Ray Robinson, Tommy Hearns, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis and Marvin Hagler to name but a few.
Mullan, Harry Heroes and Hard Men: The Story of Britain’s World Champions 1989 216
-- The story of Britain's World Boxing Champions". From Ben Jordan to Dave McAuley.
Mullan, Harry The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing --- 190
Mullan, Harry (ed.) A Boxing Companion 1992 480
--This volume was edited along with Peter Arnold. CHAPTERS ONE TO EIGHT In the beginning, stripping for action , in and out of the ring, the fight business, the big fight , the champions, the losers and the end of the road.
Myler, Patrick A Century of Boxing Greats 1997 394
-- The author takes a nostalgic look back at what he regards as 100 of the greatest boxers since the gloved era began.
Myler, Patrick Gentleman Jim Corbett 1998 243
Nagler, Barney Brown Bomber -- --
--The story begins in the 1960's, with Joe Louis facing up to the hardest fight of his life - mental illness.
Naidoo, Bobby 20 Years: The Story of the World Boxing Council 1983 274
--The history of the sport, the organisation, its rules and regulations, and various champions from around the world
Naughton, W.W. Kings of the Queensberry Realm 1902 315
-- Being an Account of Every Heavy-weight Championship Contest held in America under the Queensberry Rules, A Sketch of Every Contestant who has Taken Part Therein, and an Account of the Invasion of Australian Boxers. Together with a Defense of Boxing, a Comparison of Old Methods of Boxing and Training with Those in Vogue To-day, and the Complete Ring Record of Heavy-weight Pugilists.
Newfield, Jack Only In America: The Life and Crimes of Don King 1995 352
Norton, Ken Going the Distance 2000 256
Oates, Ralph World Heavyweight Boxing Champions Elite 1990 35
-- Brief biographies of the first 7 non-American Heavyweight Champions of the World.
O’Brien, B.F. Kiwi’s With Gloves On: A History of New Zealand Boxing 1960 --
Odd, Gilbert Ali: The Fighting Prophet 1975 96
Odd, Gilbert Boxing: The Inside Story 1978 128
Odd, Gilbert Debatable Decisions 1953 236
--A book about referees, the big fights they handled and the debatable verdicts