The Sweet Science by A. J. Liebling

A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind the fight, and he evokes the atmosphere in the arena as distinctly as he does the goings-on in the ring--a combination that prompted Sports Illustrated to name The Sweet Science the best American sports book of all time.

The 610th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 63rd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
A.J. Liebling: The Sweet Science and Other Writings: The Earl of Louisiana / The Jollity Building / Between Meals / The Press (Library of America No. 191) Hardcover 355896 $24.79 $11.93 2009
The Sweet Science Paperback 174886 $10.04 $3.50 2004
A.J. Liebling: The Sweet Science and Other Writings (Library of America) by Liebling, A. J. published by Library of America (2009) Hardcover 12344080 $29.64 $15.84 2014
The Sweet Science Kindle Edition 61818 $8.89 2004
The Sweet Science Audio CD 2108960 $17.35 $11.30 2007
The Sweet Science Hardcover 2992458 $164.86 $13.47 1956
The Sweet Science (Penguin Sports Library) Paperback 3304337 $39.93 $0.01 1991
The Sweet Science CD-ROM 6836788 $18.87 $18.00 2007