The Sweet Science by A. J. Liebling

"The Sweet Science" is a collection of essays that delves into the world of boxing during its golden age in the 1950s. The author offers a detailed analysis and vivid descriptions of famous fights and boxers of the era, such as Rocky Marciano and Sugar Ray Robinson, while also exploring the culture and mechanics of the sport. The book is not just a historical account, but also a philosophical and sociological examination of boxing, its practitioners, and its fans.

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