The Hardest Game (Contemporary Sports Classics) by Hugh McIlvanney

By Hugh McIlvanney

Thirty years of ringside reporting from one of many world's such a lot commemorated sportswriters

A dwelling legend on each side of the Atlantic, British sportswriter Hugh McIlvanney is better recognized for his incisive ringside boxing commentaries. applying a writing variety as muscular because it is sleek, McIlvanney by no means fails to contaminate the reader together with his enthusiasm and feel of awe for the game, whereas whilst revealing the deeper truths at paintings in all such severe expressions of human will and actual prowess. As one critic placed it, "The genius of McIlvanney is his skill to exaggerate and accurately delineate these parts of game that comprise primary truths concerning the human condition."

First released in 1983 to nice acclaim, this game vintage is reprinted with the addition of modern dispatches to span 30 years of ringside reporting. The toughest Game comprises McIlvanney's commentaries on such immortal bouts as "The Rumble within the Jungle" (Foreman vs. Ali, Zaire, 1974) and "The mystery in Manila" (Ali vs. Frazier, Philippines, 1975), and the main memorable fights within the careers of Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, and others.

"Anyone who admires writing as muscular because it is swish can buy this book." -- The day-by-day Telegraph

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The Hardest Game (Contemporary Sports Classics)

Thirty years of ringside reporting from one of many world's so much venerated sportswriters A residing legend on either side of the Atlantic, British sportswriter Hugh McIlvanney is healthier recognized for his incisive ringside boxing commentaries. utilising a writing sort as muscular because it is sleek, McIlvanney by no means fails to contaminate the reader together with his enthusiasm and feel of awe for the game, whereas whilst revealing the deeper truths at paintings in all such severe expressions of human will and actual prowess.

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