Don King is one of the most flamboyant figures in modern boxing. In the space of two years King went from being an ex-con with a prison record for manslaughter to one of the greatest boxing hustlers. This book charts his rise to fame and fortune along a ruthless path of blood, guts and trickery.
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Veteran journalist Jack Newfield was a founder of the "New Journalism" in the 1960s as a columnist for The Village Voice. He was later a columnist for The New York Daily News and The New York Post. He is currently a fellow of The Nation Institute. He is the author of 10 books, has collaborated on numerous documentaries, and is the recipient of the George Polk Award for Investigative Journalism (1980), an Emmy for his documentary on Don King (1991), and numerous other awardsReview:
"For all those with a taste for robber barons and invincible chutzpah, this book is a must." -- PETE HAMILL, author of A Drinking Life
"Newfield brings a reporter’s craft and fan’s love of boxing to this study of the complex, brilliant promoter." -- CHARLIE ROSE, PBS host
"Newfield has brilliantly captured the complex man beneath the flamboyant image and in the process produced an absolutely fabulous story." -- DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian
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Descripción Virgin Books, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0863699847