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Publisher's Summary

Budd Schulberg's celebrated novel of the prize ring has lost none of its power since its first publication almost fifty years ago. Crowded with unforgettable characters, it is a relentless expose of the fight racket. A modern Samson in the form of a simple Argentine peasant is ballyhooed by an unscrupulous fight promoter and his press agent and then betrayed and destroyed by connivers.
Mr. Schulberg creates a wonderfully authentic atmosphere for this book that many critics hailed as even better than What Makes Sammy Run?
©1947 Budd Schulberg (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"The quintessential novel of boxing and corruption." (USA Today)
"The book will stand not only as the novel about boxing but also as a book that indirectly tells more about civilization than do most books about civilization itself." (Arthur Miller)
"Brilliant, witty, and amusing - the best book on fighting that I have read." (Gene Tunney)
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5 out of 5 stars
By vamsi on 10-02-16

Wonderfully narrated

The narrator poured life into the characters. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I am surprised(and disappointed) that this book is still not rated.
While the book is in itself a classic piece of writing,the narrator made it atleast 10 times more enjoyable through versatility in which he gave voices to characters.

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