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Read online Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing i Dark Trade i is Donald McRae s illuminating five year journey through the intense and forbidding world of the professional fight game Tyson Bruno Hamed Benn Eubank Holyfield Watson Jones and Toney confide in him their fears and ambitions Their fantastic almost mythological stories are uncovered in new and striking detail drawn from the hundreds of hours McRae has spent in their company With wit compassion and lucidity i Dark Trade i examines the ways in which race and violence beat at the heart of American and British society and what it is that drives men to pursue this most brutal kind of fame by Donald McRae

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Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing
Title:Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing
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ISBN:1840189568
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Number of Pages:395
Category:non-fiction, sports-and-games, sports
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In Black and White: The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet, Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing, The Last Trials of Clarence Darrow, Every Second Counts: The Race to Transplant the First Human Heart, Winter Colours: Changing Seasons in World Rugby, A Man's World: The Double Life of Emile Griffith, Under Our Skin: A White Family's Journey through South Africa's Darkest Years, Heroes Without a Country: America's Betrayal of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, The Old Devil: Clarence Darrow: The World's Greatest Trial Lawyer
Wonderfully evocative Donald McRae captures the Great Defender in all his complexity A joy to read Kevin Boyle National Book Award winning author of em Arc of Justice em br br Astonishingly vivid James Tobin Award winning author of em Ernie Pyle s War em br br The story of the three dramatic trials that resurrected the life and career of America s most colorful and controversial defense attorney Clarence Darrow Many books plays and movies have covered Darrow and the trials of Leopold and Loeb John T Scopes and Ossian Sweet before Geoffrey Cowan s em The People v Clarence Darrow em Simon Baatz s em For the Thrill of It em Kevin Boyle s em Arc of Justice em Meyer Levin s em Compulsion em and the film adaptation of the same name em Inherit the Wind em but few if any have achieved the intimacy and immediacy of Donald McRae s em The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow em, Courtrooms have been dramatic settings for larger than life figures throughout history but few have attained the almost mythical status of Clarence Darrow A legend in his own time i Variety i called him America s greatest one man stage draw Here was a man whose flair for showmanship went hand in hand with a fierce intellect a man whose shaky moral compass amp staggering conceit collided at all turns with an unrivaled eloquence amp humanism Darrow had been one of the most revered lawyers in the country but in his reputation was still clouded after a narrow escape from a charge of jury tampering in LA Aged he thought his life amp career were almost over until he was offered an impossible assignment the defense of the teenage thrill killers Nathan Leopold amp Richard Loeb He then went on to earn even more international acclaim in two other groundbreaking cases a classic standoff against Wm Jennings Bryan in the Tennessee Scopes Monkey Trial amp the Ossian Sweet murder trial in Detroit Throughout two crammed years this lion of the court held the Western world in awe as he tackled these three starkly different history making cases each in turn dubbed the Trial of the Century But these trials important as they were were not the only events that helped rejuvenate him amp seal his courtroom legacy There was also his enduring relationship with Mary Field Parton his soulmate a woman whose role toward the end of his career was larger than many have realized With new research including her private journals amp letters i The Last Trials of Clarence Darrow i is an intimate depiction of this American icon one of the greatest lawyers the country has ever seen br Back in the loop br Tangled together br Darrow on trial br The bridge of sighs br Beyond good amp evil br Courtroom whispers br The book of love br The pinch hitter amp the politician br Hellfire preachers amp biology teachers br Monkey business br A duel to the death br Darkness in Detroit br Bittersweet blues br A peculiar fear br Sweet again br Slipping away, i Dark Trade i is Donald McRae s illuminating five year journey through the intense and forbidding world of the professional fight game Tyson Bruno Hamed Benn Eubank Holyfield Watson Jones and Toney confide in him their fears and ambitions Their fantastic almost mythological stories are uncovered in new and striking detail drawn from the hundreds of hours McRae has spent in their company With wit compassion and lucidity i Dark Trade i examines the ways in which race and violence beat at the heart of American and British society and what it is that drives men to pursue this most brutal kind of fame, The dramatic race to transplant the first human heart spanned two years three continents and five cities against a backdrop of searing tension scientific brilliance ethical controversy racial strife and emotional turmoil It culminated in a terrifying moment in the early hours of December when in a cramped operating theatre in a Cape Town hospital Professor Chris Barnard stared into an empty cavity from which he had just removed a heart He knew that he had only minutes left to make history and save the life of a year old man by filling the gaping hole in his chest with a heart which had just been beating inside a year old woman i Every Second Counts i is the story of Chris Barnard and his gripping race against four extraordinary men to conquer the greatest of medical challenges It is also a deeply personal biography of a Casanova surgeon with film starlooks whose tortured private life was played out on the most public of stages