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Author: George Plimpton
ISBN: 1592281419
Subcategory: Biographies
Pages 352 pages
Publisher The Lyons Press; 1st edition (2003)
Language English
Category: Sport books
Rating: 4.3
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by George Plimpton


He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television. Plimpton takes us into the ring with him -hilarious chapter on his "bout" with middleweight knockout artist Archie Moore-, and to the ring side and training camps with Ali -from pre-Liston times to the Parkinson days- and his entourage. A full gallery of real and larger than-life characters chats, brags, barks and make readers laugh with sports and politics in a potent mix.

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Shadow Box is one of Plimpton's most engaging portraits of professional sport seen through the eyes of an inquisitive and .

Shadow Box is one of Plimpton's most engaging portraits of professional sport seen through the eyes of an inquisitive and astute hopeful. From the gym, the locker room, the ringside, and even in the harsh glare of the ring itself, Plimpton documents what it truly means to be a boxer in some of the finest writing of his career. He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.

SHADOW BOX is one of Plimpton's most engaging studies of professional sport, told through the eyes of an inquisitive and astute amateur

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. Please contact Customer Service for additional document.

SHADOW BOX is one of Plimpton's most engaging studies of professional . At the end of several months training, George got in the ring with Moore for a scheduled three round fight.

SHADOW BOX is one of Plimpton's most engaging studies of professional sport, told through the eyes of an inquisitive and astute amateur. The book is illuminating, and well written.

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Items related to Shadow Box: An Amateur in the Ring. Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to become a participatory journalist. George Plimpton Shadow Box: An Amateur in the Ring. ISBN 13: 9780316326643. 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.

Rafael Garcia on a classic of boxing writing, Shadow Box: An Amateur In The Ring, a terrific .

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SHADOW BOX is one of George Plimpton's most engaging looks at professional sport through the eyes of an amateur. Stepping into the ring against the light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, Plimpton pauses to wonder why he ever became a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout - and brings back this timeless look at boxing and its devotees, among them Muhammed Ali, Joe Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Mailer.
Kelenn
Pound For Pound It's Right Up There On My Shelf

There is something so incredibly magical and almost supernatural about this time in boxing - when Muhammad Ali was THE man, when Joe Frazier was a machine - an honest to goodness machine - take 100 punches just to land that left hook. This was the time when Ken Norton was a riddle that Ali couldn't figure out...and when Big George Foreman was simply concurring the world - destroying myths, legends and knocking everything down.

George Plimpton captures that feeling - it's not thrown in your face, but you can feel it.

The boxers and fights are slightly on the peripheral of the story he's sharing. It's mostly about him and his experiences with boxers, boxing and other writers, but it is about boxing and in the time when boxing was amazing.

It's a great book for the boxing fan and a great book for the literary fan.

Pound for pound one of the greats!
Yndanol
my favorite boxing book, great stories, great humor, great characters like ali, hemingway, mailer, hunter s. thompson in zaire for rumble in the jungle...
Valawye
I thought that the book would be mostly his participatory journalism with boxing Archie Moore and got so much more on the history of boxing, idiosyncracies and then Ali...following Ali and writing on his comeback, time away from the ring and his matches was so great to read on and thanks for allowing us the experiences...R.I.P. George!
Whitescar
Plimpton was the rarest of sports writer. Like an old loan-shark collector would say he 'put up or shut up,' meaning he put his money where his mouth was. It's easy for someone as Plimpton did to pitch to a major league team in an exhibition game only to suffer embarrassment. But it is a totally different act of courage to train for a professional fight and step into the ring with the likes of boxer Archie Moore who was instrumental in teaching the great Muhammad Ali the finer points of boxing. Plimpton risked maybe not life for this book but at-least limb. Bravo George.
Weernis
This is, for my money, Plimpton's best book. Informative, funny, philosophical (there's a long section on the deaths of authors-- how they died, and how they'd _like_ to die), historical-- somehow it fits together beautifully, and amuses on every page. I've recommended this to many friends, some of whom don't care for boxing; they share my enthusiasm for it. Plimpton seems to be living to a ripe old age-- he deserves many more years of happiness for all the good writing he's done, especially here.
Coiwield
George begins his book with his experience of sparring with the great Archie Moore and goes on to discuss the inside machinations/ events/ incidents of professional boxing into the years of Muhammad Ali. His humbling experience early in the piece leads to not only words of self deprecation but also serves as a reference point for his understanding of those in the sport he admires, those who are unique and the bad elements prevalent in the world of boxing. Overall the book is insightful and funny, and at times unique in perspective. Definitely worth picking up a copy...
Anayaron
Very good