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The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing

Author : Harry Mullan
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The world's most comprehensive single-volume illustrated work of boxing reference, covering all aspects of the sport since its rise from the days of illegal big-money challenge matches to the multi-million-dollar televised extravaganza it is today.

Combat Sports An Encyclopedia of Wrestling Fighting and Mixed Martial Arts

Author : David L. Hudson Jr.
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Fistic combat represents the greatest human drama in all of sport. Roman gladiators thrilled citizens and emperors alike when they entered the octagon to face an intense, life-threatening experience. Boxing, the sport of kings, also has its roots in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Banned in 500 A.D. by the Emperor Theodoric, it resurfaced twelve centuries later in England. John Milton praised it as a noble art for building character in young men, and sports writer A.J. Leibling dubbed it the Sweet Science. Many of its major protagonists - men such as Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali - have become transcendent, near-mythic heroes. But boxing is not the only combat sport, and mixed martial arts, in all their ferocious beauty, represent the fastest growing sports genre in the world. Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) has joined boxing in paying seven figures to some of its champions, and draws millions in its pay-per-view events. This book details leading figures in boxing, sumo wrestling, kickboxing, Greco-Roman wrestling, and mixed martial arts (including organizations such as Ultimate Fighting, PRIDE, K-1, Total Combat, and SportFighting). Over 150 entries cover champions, contenders, and other famous combatants from all over the world, as well as legendary promoters, managers, trainers, and events. Also included in this encyclopedia are sidebars on controversies, highlights, brief bios, and other noteworthy events, along with a general timeline. .

Boxing in America An Autopsy

Author : David L. Hudson Jr.
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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

The Boxing Register

Author : James B. Roberts
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The Greatest Fighters of all time come to life in the pages of this carefully researched and fully illustrated guide to the "Sweet Science." Packed with facts, figures, and action photos, every honoree in the Hall of Fame is here, from the earliest bare-knuckle brawlers to 20th-century heroes like Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali.

Sports Exercise and Fitness

Author : Mary Beth Allen
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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Generalia language and literature the arts

Author : Albert John Walford
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From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Beatle Pete Time Traveller

Author : Mallory Curley
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Liston and Ali

Author : Bob Mee
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Three months after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, two prizefighters named Charles 'Sonny' Liston and Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. stepped into a boxing ring in Miami to dispute the heavyweight championship of the world. America was in turmoil. Nobody knew who or what to trust. Sport can offer catharsis in times of crisis, but not this time. Liston was a mob fighter with a criminal past, and rumours were spreading that Clay was not just a noisy, bright-eyed boy blessed with more than his share of the craziness of youth, but a believer in a shadowy cult: the Nation of Islam. Instead of a hero and a villain, boxing had served up two bad guys. Against this backdrop of political instability, of a country at war with itself, in a time when ordinary African-American people were still being maimed and killed for the smallest acts of defiance, Liston and Clay sought out their own individual destinies. Liston and Ali follows the contrasting paths these two men took, from their backgrounds in Arkansas and Kentucky through to that 16-month period in 1964 and 1965 when the story of the world heavyweight championship centred on them and all they stood for. Using original source material, it explores a riveting chapter in sporting history with fresh insight and in rare detail.

Great Athletes

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Boxing figures include Laila and Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano and Mike Tyson. Soccer features David Beckham, Mia Hamm, and Pele.

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
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The MMA Encyclopedia

Author : Jonathan Snowden
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' "Did you see the big fight this weekend'" The question used to be about boxing matches, when the giants of the fight world were Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. Now fans are leaving the sweet science in droves for the combat sport of the future: mixed martial arts (MMA). MMA has drawn millions on cable and network television, as well as out-performed professional wrestling and boxing on pay-per-view. Fans are attracted to the sport, but unlike boxing (where strategy and technique are limited to using both your left and right hands), an MMA fight can be surprisingly complicated. The MMA Encyclopedia puts the fighters, the facts, and the fundamentals of the world's fastest growing sport at your fingertips as the definitive reference guide to mixed martial arts. The encyclopedia will break the MMA language barrier for those who don't know a wristlock from a wristwatch, while at the same time offering perspective and analysis that will entertain the hardcore fan who already has the basics down pat. With three appendices that detail the results of every MMA'fight in history, this the ultimate reference book for the ultimate sport.

The Practical Encyclopedia of Martial Arts

Author : Fay Goodman
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Presents an overview of the most popular disciplines, exploring history, techniques, etiquette, and philosophy.

Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

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The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Rock

Author : Michael Heatley
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Your Birthday Sign Through Time

Author : Skye Alexander
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Comprehensive and captivating, this is the definitive astrological yearbook of the 20th century. An attractive compilation of signs and profiles, this book is an authoritative astrology book with an impressive reach. The addition of history, pop culture, and current events material makes it an enticing read.

Sport Bibliography

Author : Ingrid Draayer
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Boxing

Author : Peter Arnold
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Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding

Author : Gerard Thorne
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This 640 page encyclopedia is for men, women, beginners, intermediates, advanced and personal trainers alike. It has easy to understand instructions laced with enough facts and figures to make you an expert virtually overnight.

Fighting Back

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Fighting Back is the story of a different kind of boxing superstar--a hero for winning his battles outside as well as inside the ring. When he outpointed Wladimir Klitschko, on one of the greatest nights in British boxing history, Tyson Fury sat on top of the world. But "The Gypsy King" soon discovered that being heavyweight champion wasn't all he had imagined. His own demons would prove harder to conquer than Klitschko. In the following months, Tyson drank and ate to excess, took drugs and contemplated suicide. He seemed destined for an early grave. But, with the help of his family, Fury dealt with his issues and launched a boxing comeback--after shedding an incredible 140 pounds! Fury eased back with a couple of straightforward wins. Then, in what appeared a foolhardy, if very brave, move, he challenged unbeaten KO specialist Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight championship in Los Angeles. The humor-laden, heart-wrenching, inspirational story of a boxer who conquered the world, lost everything--and then got it back.