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Manly Art : Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America

Manly Art : Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801495823

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ISBN13: 978-0801495823
ISBN10: 0801495822
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Edition: 86
Copyright: 1986
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 1986
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Manly Art : Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801495823

Elliott J. Gorn

ISBN13: 978-0801495823
ISBN10: 0801495822
Cover type:
Edition: 86
Copyright: 1986
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 1986
International: No
Summary

An important contribution to the study of nineteenth-century American culture. Writing with clarity, virgor, and grace, Gorn combines detailed narrative with convincing interpretations. He offers the reader a judicious selection of quotations from the sporting press that capture the drama, sensuality, and brutality of the ring and its craftsmen. The great names come to life: Heenan, Yankee Sullivan, Tom Hyer, John Morrissey, and the most famous of all, John L. Sullivan. But Gorn also resurrects the vast infrastructure of pugilism, held up by lesser-known saloon owners, politicos, and journalists. Through their efforts this thorougly illegal activity developed many chararacteristics that scholars have associated with 'modern' sport.

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Manly Art : Bare-knuckle Prize Fighting in America - 2nd edition

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