A.J. Liebling: The Sweet Science and Other Writings: The Earl of Louisiana / The Jollity Building / Between Meals / The Press (Library of America #191)

By: A. J. Liebling ; Pete Hamill [Editor]

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For the first time in one volume, Pete Hamill presents five great books that demonstrate A. J. Liebling's extraordinary vitality, humor, and versatility as a writer. Named the best sports book of all time by "Sports Illustrated" in 2002, " The Sweet Science "(1956) is a lively and idiosyncratic portrait of boxing in the early 1950s, when Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, and Floyd Patterson ruled the ring. A classic of political reporting, "The Earl of Louisiana" (1961) is a vivid account of Governor Earl Long's bid for reelection after his release from a mental asylum in 1959. "The Jollity Building" (1962) collects hilarious true-life stories of Manhattan night-club promoters, cigar store owners, and scheming ?Telephone Booth Indians, ? as well as a portrait of ?The Honest Rainmaker, ? the racing columnist and confidence man extraordinaire, Colonel John R. Stingo. "Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris" (1962) is a richly evocative memoir of Liebling's introduction to Paris and its food and wine as a student in the late 1920s. "The Press" (1964) brings together the best of Liebling's influential and insightful ?Wayward Press? pieces, in which he established himself as the first great media critic. Together with a 2008 companion Library of America volume, "World War II?Writings," this is the essential Liebling.

Title: A.J. Liebling: The Sweet Science and Other Writings: The Earl of Louisiana / The Jollity Building / Between Meals / The Press (Library of America #191)

Author Name: A. J. Liebling ; Pete Hamill [Editor]

Categories: Fiction & Classics & Literature,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: New York, The Library of America: 2009

ISBN Number: 1598530402

ISBN Number 13: 9781598530407

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 062056

Description: From the popular Library of America series. This is the edition with a black dust jacket, NOT the version with a slip case. Features Smyth-sewn binding, woven rayon cloth boards, and a ribbon marker. Burgundy boards titled in gold, blocked in brown, on spine. Decorated end sheets with repeated Library of America logo. 1062 pp., including Chronology, Notes and Index. Pictorial dust jacket with photograph of author on front, titled in white. List of additional LOA volumes printed inside dust jacket. Dust jacket lightly scuffed with mild edge wear. Full refund if not satisfied.

Keywords: Boxing, Politics, Travel, Journalism,