Shadow Box by George Plimpton

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Lord Byron and Lord Waterford are introduced to the reader as boxing devotees in this book of anecdotes about the boxing world. Paul Gallico, Ernest Hemingway and Norman Mailer are mentioned as well as many of the great fighters such as Liston, Frazier, Foreman, Quarry and Ali.
 

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GEORGE PLIMPTON, the originator of "participatory journalism," is the founder and editor of the renowned literary magazine "The Paris Review." His books include "Paper Lion "(page TK), "The Bogey Man "(page TK), "Open Net" (page TK), "Shadow Box" (page TK), and "Mad Ducks and Bears" (page TK). He lives in New York City.
 
Published January 1, 1977 by Putnam. 351 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Along the way: Hunter Thompson floats in a swimming pool strewn with marijuana, Marianne Moore writes poetry with Ali at Toots Shor's, Ernest Hemingway throws an angry punch at the author, Norman Mailer out-jogs a lion.

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