WHITE HOPES AND OTHER TIGERS by John Lardner

WHITE HOPES AND OTHER TIGERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

First appearing in The New these articles have been revised for book publication and present an interesting survey of the fight game with particular reference to championship boxing. Here are the issues behind the contests, the flavor of the characters, boxers, their managers, detractors and enthusiasts, and the overall penetration of the fight game into the national social life. Beginning with Johnson and the long crusade for a ""white hope"" who would lick him, on to Willard, Dempsey, Carpentier, Siki, Firpo and Tunney, this has many sidelights on curious ring history, -- how matches were made, where they were fought and why, the ups and downs of the concessions, -- as well as the stories of the boxers and their fights. A gaudy field in excellent recall.

Publisher: Lippincott