Book Sample: In the Ring with James J. Corbett
by Adam J.
Those who enjoyed the first book in the series, John L. Sullivan: The Career
of the First Gloved Heavyweight Champion, will enjoy this one. It is $45
hardback, $30 paperback. The preface and intro are available for review here.
Preface & intro.
This is the second book in Adam J. Pollack’s series on the heavyweight
champions of the gloved era. It is the most thoroughly researched
boxing-detailed biography on James J. Corbett’s career ever written. It reveals
new dates, bouts, and facts, shedding fresh light on his experience, skills, and
ability. It meticulously describes his bouts and provides multiple viewpoints by
local next day newspapers, giving it unparalleled authenticity and accuracy. The
exhaustive research provides an encyclopedic wealth of knowledge about Corbett’s
boxing career. His bouts are placed into social, legal, racial, and historic
contexts, including anti-prize fighting laws and the color line. A complete
record of Corbett’s career is included.
435 pages, 51 photos, 820 footnotes, bibliography, index.
Adam J. Pollack is a staff writer for Cyberboxingzone.com, vice chair of USA
Boxing’s Judicial Committee and a member of its Women’s Task Force. He is also a
boxing coach and attorney living in Iowa City, Iowa.
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the Ring with James J. Corbett