The Gods of War by Springs Toledo
Oct 30 2014 12:00 AM
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In his long-awaited masterwork The Gods of War, award-winning essayist and boxing historian Springs Toledo tells the world that “the greatest of all time” is neither Muhammad Ali nor Sugar Ray Robinson.

The greatest – the “god of war” – is someone beyond their reach, a true anomaly of the ring. The evidence is compelling. See it and decide for yourself.

This countdown of the top-ten fighters of the modern era is a literary experience like no other, and it isn't all readers will find in this book.

Toledo's writing has been described as “warrior poetry”; he goes beyond the usual factoids, dry text, and threadbare yarns to conjure up legendary fighters as they were.

Some of them will punch holes through the pages; others will touch your heart. Reading enthusiasts, sports fans, and boxing's critics are invited to take a new look at the sweet science. It's worth the price of admission.

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Radam G says:

Great, great stuff! It is just plain awesome the way the characteristics of the pugs are laid out. And I have mad luv how the archmaster weaving pug author/writer/forensic researcher S-To bring to life long-forgotten pugs like the “Ghetto Wizard.” Wow! The mad luv that S-To gave “Night Train” Liston was grand.

This video short even does a remarkable job of bring life the actuality of the reality of some darn boxers that today's aficionados and pundits would look pass.

UNTIL NOW! Holla!

Radam G says:

[QUOTE=The Commish;68094]What a writer Springs Toledo is. What a terrific book this is. My recommendation is to take this on vacation with you. Read some of it on the plane, as I did,and read some more of it by the pool.

Alexis Arguello.

Sonny Liston.

Charley Burley.

Willie Pep.

Benny Leonard.

Henry Amstrong.

And others.

Springs Toledo gives you enough to get to know each guy, but, at the same time, not enough, so that the reader wants more.

The worst thing about the book is that it ended. I wanted more!

Hopefully, The Gods of War, Part II, is right behind it.

-Randy G.[/QUOTE]

Ditto dat! Bring on part II. Holla!

The Commish says:

What a writer Springs Toledo is. What a terrific book this is. My recommendation is to take this on vacation with you. Read some of it on the plane, as I did,and read some more of it by the pool.

Alexis Arguello.

Sonny Liston.

Charley Burley.

Willie Pep.

Benny Leonard.

Henry Amstrong.

And others.

Springs Toledo gives you enough to get to know each guy, but, at the same time, not enough, so that the reader wants more.

The worst thing about the book is that it ended. I wanted more!

Hopefully, The Gods of War, Part II, is right behind it.

-Randy G.