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by Jose Torres,Bert Randolph Sugar

  • Author: Jose Torres,Bert Randolph Sugar
  • ISBN: 0071395881
  • ISBN13: 978-0071395885
  • ePub: 1721 kb | FB2: 1399 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Biographies
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill (November 19, 2001)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Sting Like a Bee : The Muhammad Ali Story ePub download

José Torres, Bert Randolph Sugar ," to be the best fight book I've read, in terms of what happens in. .

José Torres, Bert Randolph Sugar. Either champion, that is - Muhammad Ali or author Jose Torres, whose literary skills are as sharp as the perfectly timed jabs he threw as a light heavyweight champ.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Writers have long been attracted to boxing. Hemingway, Mailer, Algren, Plimpton, Oates, and many others have stepped into the ring - at least in spirit - to give voice to an otherwise wordless sport, to celebrate that "sweet. Hemingway, Mailer, Algren, Plimpton, Oates, and many others have stepped into the ring - at least in spirit - to give voice to an otherwise wordless sport, to celebrate that "sweet science," and to bear witness to its romance and tragedy

This makes Sting Like a Bee more than a valuable insight into a significant period in the career of a boxing legend.

This makes Sting Like a Bee more than a valuable insight into a significant period in the career of a boxing legend. It is also a benchmark against which to measure other boxing books, if not sports literature in general. -Tim Gebhart, Blogcritics. Tim Gebhart Blogcritics. José Torres is a former boxer who won a silver medal in the 1956 Olympic Games and the 1958 New York Golden Gloves Open Championship

Sting Like a Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story (Paperback). When former light-heavyweight world champion Torres traded in his gloves for a typewriter, boxing finally found its eyewitness.

Sting Like a Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story (Paperback). Jose Torres (author), Bert Randolph Sugar (author), Norman Mailer (author of preface). In the classic Sting Like a Bee, Torres turns his well-trained eye on one of the most celebrated and controversial athletes of all time: Muhammad Ali.

Former Lightheavyweight Champion Jose Torres - ably aided by Bert Randolph Sugar - probably gets closer to the heart of Ali than any other writer. Certainly no other boxer has wriiten as well about another fighter

Former Lightheavyweight Champion Jose Torres - ably aided by Bert Randolph Sugar - probably gets closer to the heart of Ali than any other writer. Certainly no other boxer has wriiten as well about another fighter. One aspect of the book that jumped out upon re-reading is the absolute truth of what Torres writes about. And, although his affection for Ali colors his conclusions, he presents the facts untrammelled. Jose never was one to pull punches

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Bert Randolph Sugar, José Torres. Torres's analyses of Ali's comeback fights against Jerry Quarry and Oscar Bonavena make the bouts seem as if they are unfolding before your eyes, and his description of the Ali-Frazier contest, the climax of the book, is as fascinating and thrilling as it was when I first read it, nearly forty years ago.

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Items related to Sting Like a Bee : The Muhammad Ali Story. A silver medalist in the 1956 Olympics, Jose Torres went on to have a brilliant professional boxing career, becoming light-heavyweight champion of the world in 1965

Items related to Sting Like a Bee : The Muhammad Ali Story. Jose Torres; Bert Randolph Sugar Sting Like a Bee : The Muhammad Ali Story. ISBN 13: 9780071395885. Sting Like a Bee : The Muhammad Ali Story. Jose Torres; Bert Randolph Sugar. A silver medalist in the 1956 Olympics, Jose Torres went on to have a brilliant professional boxing career, becoming light-heavyweight champion of the world in 1965. From 1983 to 1988 he served as chairman of the New York State Boxing Commission.

Jose Torres, Bert Randolph Sugar, Norman Mailer. Writers have long been attracted to boxing

Jose Torres, Bert Randolph Sugar, Norman Mailer. Writers have long been attracted to boxing. Hemingway, Mailer, Algren, Plimpton, Oates, and many others have stepped into the ring-at least in spirit-to give voice to an otherwise wordless sport, to celebrate that "sweet science," and to bear witness to its romance and tragedy. In this acclaimed book, hailed by Norman Mailer as an "impressive event," we are brought for the first time into the ring for a close-up look at the "manly art" through the eyes of Jose Torres, a man who was a great boxer himself.

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Climb inside the ring with a world-champion boxer for a behind-the-scenes look at Muhammad Ali Writers have long been attracted to boxing. Hemingway, Mailer, Algren, Plimpton, Oates, and many others have stepped into the ring--at least in spirit--to give voice to an otherwise wordless sport, to celebrate that “sweet science,” and to bear witness to its romance and tragedy. In Sting Like a Bee, hailed by Norman Mailer as an “impressive event,” we are brought for the first time into the ring for a close-up look at the “manly art” through the eyes of Jose Torres, a man who was a great boxer himself. When former light-heavyweight world champion Jose Torres traded in his gloves for a typewriter, boxing finally found its eyewitness. In this classic book, Torres turns his well-trained eye on one of the most celebrated and controversial athletes of all time: Muhammad Ali. In this penetrating view of Ali and the world of prizefighting, told by a true insider and “boxing’s Renaissance man,” Torres delivers exciting and explicit accounts of all of Ali’s major fights with the cool authenticity of one who has lived it.
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Jose Torres first offering takes us to the point in Ali's career after his reinstatement which include tuneup fights with Quarry, Bonavena and finally to the first fight with Frazier. Interspersed with these narratives is the life of Ali from his Golden Glove Days to the revocation of his license for refusing the draft.

What makes this book unique from all the other Ali biographies out there is that the writer was quite of a boxer himself, a former light heavyweight champion in fact. From this vantage point, he gives us a glimpse of the boxer's psyche - particularly interesting is his anatomy of the knockout punch. Whereas other biographies speak about Ali in reverential tones, Torres puts Ali to task for his bad game plan in the first Frazier fight and his penchant for playing with his opponent.

Indeed, Torres acquits himself well as a boxing writer. I wish he could have deferred writing this book for a few years so that the "Rumble in the Jungle" and the next two Frazier fights would be included.
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This book is great for all readers and is a great biography that puts you in the mind of a writer. You will feel like you are actually there witnissing these masterfull events.
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