Friday, December 26, 2014

Top ten boxing books

Markus Zusak's books include I Am the Messenger, a Printz Honor Book and Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist, and the international bestseller, The Book Thief. In 2010 he tagged his ten top boxing books for the Guardian. One title to make the list:
The Sweet Science by AJ Liebling

Like FX Toole, Liebling gives the reader an insight into the entire world of boxing, not just what happens in the ring. The title alone seems almost like a challenge to those who hate boxing (and who can blame them?) but this book depicts a time as much as a sport. You seem to be sitting in those dusty, men-filled rooms of America in the 1950s.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue