Come Out Smokin' by Phil Pepe
Joe Frazier - The Champ Nobody Knew

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With Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s death elevating his legend and his legacy, go back in time to read the first book ever to delve into the life of the Boxing Champion.

Acclaimed sportswriter Phil Pepe explores the iconic boxer’s early beginnings. From his dirt-poor childhood and relationship with his father to his street-fights and Olympic boxing championship, Pepe’s book follows Frazier’s rise, culminating in the “Fight of the Century” with Muhammad Ali. Pepe beat all other writers to the punch in his seminal work on the champ nobody knew. Originally published in 1972, now available in eBook format for the first time.

About Phil Pepe

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As a young sportswriter, Phil Pepe was assigned the role of Yankees beat writer for the New York World-Telegram & Sun on August 2, 1961, and he covered Roger Maris' race for the home run record to the very end. Pepe is the author of more than 50 books on sports, including a biography of Yogi Berra and collaborations with Yankees legends Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, and Whitey Ford. Pepe was the Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News from 1968 through 1981 and is a past president of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Published December 9, 2012 by Diversion Books. 228 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Education & Reference.

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