By Thomas Hauser
Commenting on Thomas Hauser's annual collections of articles on boxing, Ring journal declared, "What makes Hauser's tales so striking is that the guy many think of 'The Dean of Boxing Writers' refuses to permit his admiration for the game to blind him to its darkish part. His annual volumes on boxing became required examining for hardcore and informal enthusiasts alike."
Straight Writes and Jabs is the newest within the renowned sequence. It brings readers into the dressing room with elite champions within the moments sooner than a few of 2012's largest fights. Hauser's award-winning investigative journalism is on demonstrate in a groundbreaking exposé of using performance-enhancing medicinal drugs. There's a glance again in time on the incomparable Archie Moore and masses more.
“For the previous few years Booklist has heaped compliment on Hauser’s annual glance again on the prior yr in boxing. This 12 months isn't any various. Why is Hauser the best activities reporters operating at the present time? he's an unashamed lover of boxing yet by no means hesitates in exposing its flaws.In this assessment of 2012, he does a few of his most sensible work… great writing from a world-class journalist.” — Booklist
Thomas Hauser is the writer of forty-five books. His first paintings, Missing, was once made into an Academy Award-winning movie. He later authored Muhammad Ali: His existence and Times, the definitive biography of the main recognized fighter ever. In 2004, the Boxing Writers organization of the United States commemorated Hauser with the Nat Fleischer Award for profession Excellence in Boxing Journalism.
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Straight Writes and Jabs: An Inside Look at Another Year in Boxing by Thomas Hauser