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

Manly Art : Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America (ISBN10: 0801495822; ISBN13: 9780801495823)
ISBN13: 978-0801495823
ISBN10: 0801495822

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ISBN13: 978-0801419201
ISBN10: 0801419204

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. Sulliv ...show morean. 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 86
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 12/28/1989
International: No

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