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Manly Art : Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America

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

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

ISBN13: 9780801495823

ISBN10: 0801495822

Manly Art : Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America by Elliott J. Gorn - ISBN 9780801495823
Edition: 86
Copyright: 1986
Publisher: Cornell University Press
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International: No
Manly Art : Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America by Elliott J. Gorn - ISBN 9780801495823

ISBN13: 9780801495823

ISBN10: 0801495822

Edition: 86

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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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