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by Peter Wood

  • Author: Peter Wood
  • ISBN: 0978968301
  • ISBN13: 978-0978968304
  • ePub: 1803 kb | FB2: 1567 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Biographies
  • Publisher: Ringside Books (January 14, 2007)
  • Pages: 240
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 507
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A Clenched Fist: The Making of a Golden Gloves Champion ePub download

A Clenched Fist book. He steps back into the mud of boxing, coaching two troubled teens who dream?as he once did?of becoming Golden Gloves champions

A Clenched Fist book. He steps back into the mud of boxing, coaching two troubled teens who dream?as he once did?of becoming Golden Gloves champions. His compelling story moves far beyond the grunt and sweat of the local gym. It explores the classrooms of a suburban high school and digs through the remains of unhappy childhoods. It's a story about how boxing is a way out and how it cleanses the soul.

A Clenched Fist: The Making of a Golden Gloves Champion.

GRABBING A GOLDEN DREAM WITH GOLDEN GLOVES Does boxing teach anything besides how to club someone into submission? Can it transcend its sordid reputation and instill love, compassion and honor in America's most troubled kids? In this raw yet uplifting memoir about amateur boxing, author Peter Wood tells of his begrudging return to a world he thought he'd left behind.

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Peter W. Wood, author of Confessions of a Fighter and A Clenched Fist: The Making of a Golden Gloves . Wood, author of Confessions of a Fighter and A Clenched Fist: The Making of a Golden Gloves Champion). Rocky Graziano (1919–90), born Tommy Rocco Barbella, was a charismatic boxer who held the world middleweight title in the late 1940s. The book also deals with Rocky's boxing license being suspended in New York due to not reporting an attempted bribe and in Illinois for receiving a dishonorable discharge from the military service. We all need individuals in our lives to help us along and Rocky was fortunate to meet the woman who would remain faithful to him throughout his life.

Boxing: Heroes & Champions. Edison, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1997. New York: Henry Holt & C. 1989. A Clenched Fist: The Making of a Golden Gloves Champion. Mt. Kisco, NY: Ringside Books, 2007. Mee, Bob. Bare Fists: The History of Bare Knuckle Prize Fighting. Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 2001. Mercante, Arthur (with Phil Guarnieri) Inside the Ropes. Ithaca, NY: McBooks Press, 2006. Confessions of a Fighter: Battling Through the New York Golden Gloves.

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GRABBING A GOLDEN DREAM WITH GOLDEN GLOVES Does boxing teach anything besides how to club someone into submission? Can it transcend its sordid reputation and instill love, compassion and honor in America's most troubled kids? In this raw yet uplifting memoir about amateur boxing, author Peter Wood tells of his begrudging return to a world he thought he'd left behind. He steps back into the mud of boxing, coaching two troubled teens who dream—as he once did—of becoming Golden Gloves champions.His compelling story moves far beyond the grunt and sweat of the local gym. It explores the classrooms of a suburban high school and digs through the remains of unhappy childhoods. It's a story about how boxing is a way out, and how it cleanses the soul.This book brings the subculture of amateur boxing up close and weaves a powerful story of redemption, beating demons and battling for glory.
Iphonedivorced
This is a great read for any boxer or boxing fan. Peter Wood is a great writer. Highly recommended. Thanks Peter. When is the next one going to be available? I'm waiting.
Anaragelv
I received an advertisement regarding this book, while I was attending the NYC Golden Gloves Finals this past year. I am glad I held onto that advertisement and purchased this book.

In this book Peter Wood is the coach, not the fighter, and he pours his heart into helping his young fighters, and his emotion and boxing knowledge make the book ring true.

Like boxing, this book is raw but eloquent. It reminds me of a Robert Parker book, with its hardboiled dialogue and crafty similes. For example, when describing one of his fighter's opponents, Wood says, "His wide nostrils, bulging buttocks and thick neck look prehistoric-it's like he was scraped off a cave wall."

Boxing is dying for some good literature, and Wood helps fill the void. If you are a boxing fan, I think you will definitely enjoy this book.
Daizil
Peter Wood is not unlike a master artist, who, when painting a majestic rose makes certain to include the painful thorn. Saccharine sweetness is not Peter's style. He depicts life as he sees it and lives it. Rather than cover the blemishes, he exposes them. He lauds boxing as his saviour and condemns it for the pain and hurt in inflicts. Peter Wood tells it like he sees it and feels it. Expertly blending beauty with pain and crossing that often thin line between love and hate, Peter Wood may not have his reader smiling all the way through the book, but he will never, for a second, lose his reader's attention with his powerful, engrossing and honest style.
Jum
I'm a man who doesn't like boxing, but I LOVED reading "A Clenched Fist". Yes--there are many gritty, (even disturbing), moments within this colorful memoir. However, the tone here is upbeat, optimistic and tender. Wood's insightful story gives a reader a heart-felt glimpse into a fighter's soul and anxiety-laden life. I see myself (a pacifist) within the characters as they punch toward their goal. Wood's insight and colorful writing about fear, getting punched, coaching lost souls, and the high school experience touched my heart. His words ring true. It's all a quest for love and self-acceptance. This strange sport is so fascinating!
Brick my own
This was a fantastic book. I did not want to put it down. I look forward to ordering the other books by Peter Wood!
I_LOVE_228
This author takes us back in time a creates the scenario of which he builds a fighter physically and more important mentally. A young kid has to purchase this book, and an older trainer may pick up a thing or two...
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