The Professional

Brand: Da Capo Press
SKU: DADAX0306810581
ISBN : 9780306810589
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The Professional

Originally published in 1958, The Professional is the story of boxer Eddie Brown's quest for the middleweight championship of the world. But it is so much more. W. C. Heinz not only serves up a realistic depiction of the circus-like atmosphere around boxing with its assorted hangers-on, crooked promoters, and jaded journalists, but he gives us two memorable characters in Eddie Brown and in Brown's crusty trainer, Doc Carroll. They are at the heart of this poignant story as they bond together with their eye on the only prize that matters—the middleweight championship. The Professional is W. C. Heinz at the top of his game—the writer who covered the fights better than anyone else of his era, whose lean sentences, rough-and-ready dialogue, dry wit, and you-are-there style helped lay the foundation for the New Journalism of Jimmy Breslin, Gay Talese, and Tom Wolfe. And all the trademark qualities of W. C. Heinz are on ample display in this novel that Pete Hamill described as "one of the five best sports novels ever written."

Specifications of The Professional

GENERAL
AuthorW.C. Heinz
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100306810581
ISBN-139780306810589
PublisherDa Capo Press
Number Of Pages334
Publication Date2001-09
DIMENSIONS
Height8.25 inch.
Length5.5 inch.
Width0.87 inch.
Weight1.01 pounds.

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