Boxe At Gleason S Gym

Autor: Wilson Basetta
Publisher: Edizioni Mediterranee
ISBN: 8827224777
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Un manuale che illumina il principiante e l’appassionato di boxe sulle basi tecniche del pugilato, rivelando anche molti piccoli segreti che altrimenti si acquisirebbero soltanto con anni e anni di ring. È scritto come un romanzo, con uno stile agile, avvincente, e racconta la storia dell’autore, Maurizio Arena, e della sua iniziazione al pugilato nella prestigiosa Gleason’s Gym di Brooklyn, la palestra dove è passata la storia della boxe: Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Marvin Hagler, e molti altri. La lettura di questo libro susciterà sicuramente in noi il desiderio di cimentarsi con il pugilato, e farà comprendere perché questo sport in cui un uomo, con quasi niente addosso, sfida un suo simile e le proprie debolezze e paure, giocandosi tutto in pochi, lunghissimi minuti, è, più di ogni altra disciplina sportiva, la grande metafora della vita.

At Gleason S Gym

Autor: Ted Lewin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781596432314
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Describes the visitors and activities which go on at Gleason's gym in Brooklyn, where famous boxers such as Muhammed Ali trained.

Boxing Mastery

Autor: Mark Hatmaker
Publisher: Tracks Publishing
ISBN: 1935937197
File Size: 26,56 MB
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This guide to the finer points of boxing provides the wisdom needed to make the transition from enthusiastic beginner to proficient pugilist. The ABCs of ring generalship, offensive and defensive ring movements, feints, and draws and fakes are examined and explained along with clinching techniques, head-hunting, body work, and counter-punching chains. Strategies for boxing against tall and short opponents as well as for a variety of fighting styles such as charger, speed-demon, stick-and-move, and slugger and brawler are discussed in detail. Specific drills focus on sophisticated ring stratagems such as throwing complex combinations, cutting off the ring, fighting off the ropes, generating power, and cornering an opponent are included.

Four Kings

Autor: George Kimball
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780572565
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By the late 1970s, boxing had lapsed into a moribund state and interest in it was on the wane. In 1980, however, the sport was resuscitated by a riveting series of bouts involving an improbably dissimilar quartet: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran. The 'Four Kings of the Ring' would fight one another nine times throughout the decade and win sixteen world titles between them. Like Ali and Frazier, Dempsey and Tunney, Robinson and LaMotta, these four boxers brought out the best in each other, producing unprecedented multi-million-dollar gates along the way. Each of the nine bouts between the four men was memorable in its own way and at least two of them - Leonard-Hearns I in 1981 and Hagler-Hearns in 1985 - are commonly included on any list of the greatest fights of all time. The controversial outcome of another - the 1987 Leonard-Hagler fight - remains the subject of heated debates amongst fans to this day. Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran didn't set out to save boxing from itself in the post-Ali era, but somehow they managed to do so. In Four Kings, award-winning journalist George Kimball documents the remarkable effect they had on the sport and argues that we will never see their likes again.


Autor: Jason Shiga
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 1250179882
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With his demon powers, nothing is denied Jimmy Yee. Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll—that's just for amateurs. He’s experienced every earthly pleasure known to man, and even invented a few of his own. Confident that he and his daughter Sweetpea have outlived all of the their enemies, Jimmy spends his day reveling in his immortality. But after 250 years, immortality is getting a little dull. Jimmy's bacchanal lifestyle is about to get a shake up. The OSS is back and ready for a showdown, and this no-holds-barred battle promises to be Jimmy's most violent and raunchy one yet. From the brilliant and profane mind of Jason Shiga comes Demon: a four-volume graphic novel epic about the unspeakable chaos that one indestructible man can unleash on the world—and the astronomical body count he leaves behind.


Autor: Jim Woodring
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606996614
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For the past 20 years or so, Jim Woodring’s beloved trilobular chuckbuster Frank has enjoyed one mindbending catastrophe after another in the treacherous embrace of The Unifactor, the land into which he was born and from which escape seemed neither desirable nor likely. And then, abruptly, in 2011’s acclaimed Congress of the Animals(the second Woodring original graphic novel, following Weathercraft) Frank did leave the Unifactor for uncharted lands beyond―where, after a string of trials, he acquired a soulmate named Fran. This development raised far more questions than it answered. Would Frank become placid and domesticated? Would he be jilted? Would he turn out to be a dreadful cad? Would he become a downtrodden and exhausted paterfamilias staring vacantly into the dimming fire of life as obnoxious grandchildren pulled his peglike ears and stole his porridge? The answers to these fruitless speculations and many more are delivered in a devastatingly unpredictable fashion in Fran, which is in effect part two of Congress of the Animals. Fans of Frank, connoisseurs of bizarre romance, and spelunkers in the radiant depths of graphic metaphysical psychodrama will want to add this singular cartoon adventure story to their lifetime reading list.


Autor: Zabus
Publisher: Europe Comics
File Size: 79,90 MB
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The touching story of a child getting to know his grandfather, an Italian immigrant living in Belgium. 11-year-old Romeo thinks of his grandfather as nothing but an "old pain-in-the-butt." So when he finds out that he's going to have to spend a few days with him at his crumbling old house, without even a TV to keep him entertained... well, it's his idea of hell. But there are some surprises in store for Romeo during his visit. He changes his mind about a few things, perhaps thanks to his grandfather's neighbor, Lucy, who tells him about her own "nono," and shows him how a spoil tip can be a thing of beauty. Or perhaps it's thanks to Romeo's dad, who speaks for the first time about his childhood relationship with his father. But it's mostly thanks to Ottavio who, beneath his old, grouchy exterior, conceals the hard life he has led, full of suffering and sacrifice. It is a life the 11-year-old Romeo finds hard to comprehend, but which gives him a deeper understanding of someone from another century. It started off as just a short holiday to a grey Belgian town. But this holiday turns into an opportunity for three generations of men to lift the silence that surrounds them. A touching story about Italian immigration, coal mining, communication between the generations and the difficultly of opening up when you've spent your whole life in silence.

Eros And The Mysteries Of Love

Autor: Julius Evola
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892813155
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A comprehensive work on the metaphysical aspects of sexuality. Julius Evola sheds new light on the mystical and spiritual expression of sexual love. This in-depth study explores the sexual rites of sacred traditions, and shows how religion, mysticism, folklore, and mythology all contain erotic forms in which the deep potentialities of human beings are recognized.

The Hermetic Tradition

Autor: Julius Evola
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 162055853X
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This important survey of alchemical symbols and doctrines sets forth the mysterious worldview and teachings of the practitioners of the "royal art." One of the leading exponents of the Hermetic tradition, Julius Evola demonstrates the singularity of subject matter that lies behind the words of all adepts in all ages, showing how alchemy--often misunderstood as primitive chemistry or a mere template for the Jungian process of "individuation"--is nothing less than a universal secret science of human and natural transformation. First published in 1931 in Italian. This is the first English translation. Draws from a host of sources in the Western esoteric tradition--works on theurgy, magic, and gnosticism from neoplatonic, Arab, and medieval sources.

Logic And Transcendence

Autor: Frithjof Schuon
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 193331673X
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Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the author of more than 25 books on religion and spirituality, is the foremost representative of the "Perennialist" or "Traditionalist" school of comparative religious thought. This new edition of Logic and Transcendence, his most important philosophical work, is a fully revised translation from the French original and contains: