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Bouts of Mania
Author: Richard Hoffer

ISBN: 9781781313367
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26 August 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3
Description:
This is a book that goes beyond boxing and will appeal to any sports fan or reader who may have heard something about these legendary fights and wants to learn more.

Bouts of Mania is gripping and intelligent, perhaps the best book about boxing since David Remnick's King of the World. It puts Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman in the context of their bloody, turbulent times, and reveals how The Rumble in the Jungle and The Thrilla in Manila were backlit by the conflagrations of Vietnam and Watergate, Harlem and Watts. At last, the golden age of boxing has the book it has always deserved.' Tony Parsons.

It was a blip, really. It lasted not even five years, from the spring of 1971 to the autumn of 1975. But if you were in the middle of it; The Fight of the Century, The Rumble in the Jungle, The Thrilla in Manila - the hysteria might have seemed unending. It was a sustained, screeching period of tumult, more than even a single country could contain. Call it an accident of history: these three men Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman converging in a single space, their five fights giving us an irreproducibl...

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