Heavyweight Bookshelf

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: Joe Louis

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: Joe Louis

When you read the history of the heavyweights, you’re reading a story that can be separated into BL and AL periods—Before Louis and After Louis.

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: Jack Johnson

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: Jack Johnson

Like a protagonist in a Bob Dylan song, Jack Johnson was a trickster genius, never an easy man to characterize.

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: John L. Sullivan

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: John L. Sullivan

If you write about boxing, you ought to wake up every morning and thank him.

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: Jack Dempsey

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: Jack Dempsey

The Dempsey bibliography mirrors the man's own itinerant ways, in his early life—it's scattered, as he was, to the four winds.

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: Floyd Patterson

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: Floyd Patterson

Few boxers of any era have given writers more to work with.