The Sweet Science

The Sweet Science
Title The Sweet Science PDF eBook
Author A. J. Liebling
Publisher Macmillan
Total Pages 289
Release 2004-09-29
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 0374272271

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Articles from the fifties recreate the atmosphere of past boxing matches and trace the rise of such great boxers as Rocky Marciano.

The Sweet Science of Bruising

The Sweet Science of Bruising
Title The Sweet Science of Bruising PDF eBook
Author Joy Wilkinson
Publisher NHB Modern Plays
Total Pages 0
Release 2018
Genre England
ISBN 9781848428065

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'When that bell rings, your life is entirely in your hands.' London, 1869. Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring. As their lives begin to intertwine, their journey takes us through grand drawing rooms, bustling theatres and rowdy Southwark pubs, where the women fight inequality as well as each other. But with the final showdown approaching, only one can become the Lady Boxing Champion of the World... Joy Wilkinson's play The Sweet Science of Bruising is an epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism. It premiered at Southwark Playhouse, London, in October 2018, in a production by Troupe.


Title Boxing PDF eBook
Author Gerald R. Gems
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages 361
Release 2014-03-13
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 1442229918

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Sports fans have long been fascinated with boxing and the brutal demonstration of physical and psychological conflict. Accounts of the sport appear as far back as the third millennium BC, and Greek and Roman sculptors depicted the athletic ideals of the ancient era in the form of boxers. In the present day, boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Robinson, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. are recognized throughout the world. Boxing films continue to resonate with audiences, from the many Rocky movies to Raging Bull, The Fighter, Million Dollar Baby, and Ali. In Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science, Gerald R. Gems provides a succinct yet wide ranging treatment of the sport, covering boxing’s ancient roots and its evolution, modernization, and global diffusion. The book not only includes a historical account of boxing, but also explores such issues as social class, race, ethnic rivalries, religious influences, gender issues, and the growth of female boxing. The current debates over the moral and ethical issues relative to the sport are also discussed. While the primary coverage of the political, social, and cultural impacts of boxing focuses on the United States, Gems’ examination encompasses the sport on a global level, as well. Covering important issues and events in the history of boxing and featuring numerous photographs, Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science will be of interest to boxing fans, historians, scholars, and those wanting to learn more about the sport.

Sweet Science

Sweet Science
Title Sweet Science PDF eBook
Author Amanda Jo Goldstein
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Total Pages 339
Release 2017-07-10
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 022645858X

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Today we do not expect poems to carry scientifically valid information. But it was not always so. In Sweet Science, Amanda Jo Goldstein returns to the beginnings of the division of labor between literature and science to recover a tradition of Romantic life writing for which poetry was a privileged technique of empirical inquiry. Goldstein puts apparently literary projects, such as William Blake’s poetry of embryogenesis, Goethe’s journals On Morphology, and Percy Shelley’s “poetry of life,” back into conversation with the openly poetic life sciences of Erasmus Darwin, J. G. Herder, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. Such poetic sciences, Goldstein argues, share in reviving Lucretius’s De rerum natura to advance a view of biological life as neither self-organized nor autonomous, but rather dependent on the collaborative and symbolic processes that give it viable and recognizable form. They summon De rerum natura for a logic of life resistant to the vitalist stress on self-authorizing power and to make a monumental case for poetry’s role in the perception and communication of empirical realities. The first dedicated study of this mortal and materialist dimension of Romantic biopoetics, Sweet Science opens a through-line between Enlightenment materialisms of nature and Marx’s coming historical materialism.


Title Chocolate PDF eBook
Author Kay Frydenborg
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages 277
Release 2015
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 0544175662

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A fascinating account for teen readers that captures the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate. Readers of Chew On This and The Omnivore's Dilemma will savor this rich exposé.

The Art of Boxing

The Art of Boxing
Title The Art of Boxing PDF eBook
Author Bobby Mayne
Total Pages 250
Release 2009
Genre Boxing
ISBN 9780646512723

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Boxing's Ten Commandments

Boxing's Ten Commandments
Title Boxing's Ten Commandments PDF eBook
Author Alan Lachica
Publisher Tracks Publishing
Total Pages 226
Release 2007
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 1884654282

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This boxing handbook provides up-to-date, in-depth coaching for serious contenders. Weaving fundamental skills into a progression of drills that hone technique in increasingly complex, demanding, and realistic fighting situations, the handbook aids fighters in developing the reflexes of a complete boxer and teaches the move from a process-and-react mentality to one of seeing-and-reacting. Hundreds of sequential images illustrate vital steps in the progression -- from proper stance, effective footwork, and range to defence and counters, the importance of angles, and creating winning strategies.