Budd Schulberg's celebrated novel of the prize ring has lost none of its power since its first publication almost fifty years ago. Crowded with unforgettable characters, it is a relentless expose of the fight racket. A modern Samson in the form of a simple Argentine peasant is ballyhooed by an unscrupulous fight promoter and his press agent and then betrayed and destroyed by connivers.
Mr. Schulberg creates a wonderfully authentic atmosphere for this book that many critics hailed as even better than What Makes Sammy Run?
©1947 Budd Schulberg (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
"The quintessential novel of boxing and corruption." (USA Today)
"The book will stand not only as the novel about boxing but also as a book that indirectly tells more about civilization than do most books about civilization itself." (Arthur Miller)
"Brilliant, witty, and amusing - the best book on fighting that I have read." (Gene Tunney)
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