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Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing (Paperback)

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About the Author


George Kimball was a sports columnist for the "Boston Herald" for 25 years. He was awarded the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism in 1985 from the Boxing Writers Association of America. He has covered nearly 400 world-title fights and is the author of "Only Skin Deep" and "Sunday's Fools." He lives in New York City.

Praise For…


Chosen for Booklist Online's 10 Top Sports Books of 2009



"Kimball's accounts of the fights are riveting blow-by-blows, the "big event" context is palpably rendered, and each of the fighters re-emerges from the mists of memory as colorful and compelling as ever. Boxing fans . . . will savor Kimball's work."  Booklist



"Boxing's last Golden Age gets the book it deserves. Kimball's breezy, detail-packed book . . . provides vivid, knowledgeable accounts of the action. He also draws clear colorful portraits of [the] four fighters."  Sports Illustrated



"Four Kings is a thriller and George Kimball a prince among sportswriters . . .  an epic poem of a book, a book that lifts the heart."  Frank McCourt, author, Angela's Ashes,'Tis, and Teacher Man



"A a terrific book. Kimball was there and never missed a moment of it. His account of the fighters, the fights and the colorful supporting players is rich with insights and details."  Vincent Patrick, author, The Pope of Greenwich Village and Family Business

"Very accurate and well-researched . . . a phenomenon . . . well-written. I couldn't put it down. I loaned it to a friend and he won't give it back"  Emanuel Steward, World Champion Boxing trainer



"George Kimball is one of America's best-loved sportswriters and Four Kings shows why. With skill, grace and humor, he brings to life a remarkable era and four uniquely gifted athletes."  Jeremy Schaap, ESPN reporter and author, Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History



"Kimball writes with insight and humor. The bigger the fight, the better he tells it."  Thomas Hauser, author, Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times



Product Details
ISBN: 9781590132388
ISBN-10: 1590132386
Publisher: McBooks Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2009
Pages: 352
Language: English