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Old 06-19-2007, 08:13 PM   #16
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This is what Kevin Smith (Ksmith9116) had to say:

I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of Adam's new book and I can assure you that it is quite worth the price of admission. Like Adam's work on Sullivan, In the Ring With James J. Corbett, is a highly detailed, well written, well researched and thoroughly detailed work. I am a big fan of primary sources and this book supplies them in detail, using them to craft a thoroughly accurate and objective look at Corbett's fighting career, his machinations and his business acumen. Adam remains objective in his prose, giving several sides to each fight, each story. In my opinion, Adam's series on the heavyweight champions is the most exhaustively comprehensive group of works available on the fighting lives of these very public and very important social figures. If you want to know about Jim Corbett's career as a fighter, you needn't look any further than In the Ring With James J. Corbett.

I might also add that at 435 pages, the price tag of $30 is a bargain.
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:48 PM   #17
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you have over a hundred pages on marvin hart? that might actually be a huge part of your legacy as a writer, most sources claim there wasn't anything on him.

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Old 06-22-2007, 05:57 PM   #18
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In my opinion, Adam's series on the heavyweight champions is the most exhaustively comprehensive group of works available on the fighting lives of these very public and very important social figures.
High praise indeed. I just hope you live long enough to get through to the Lennox Lewis volume.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:00 PM   #19
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High praise indeed. I just hope you live long enough to get through to the Lennox Lewis volume.
I would think by the time he gets to the modern heavyweights that the game has changed so much, his writing style might not be in line with the times. what fascinates about the sullivan book is that they were still coming off the bareknuckle era, and only guys with serious reputations seem to have fought the more well known guys like sully (except for on his tour) and the only reason his tour opponents were recorded was because of his immense popularity. nowadays a fighter fights dozens of nondescript opponents to build their skills and confidence and there probably isn't any written account of those fights except a static may 3 1989 lennox lewis ko 3 joe schmoe.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:05 PM   #20
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hey adam, not to divulge too much information but did you come across the story that fitzsimmons loaded his wraps with plaster to fight jeffries the second time? it's one of those great things you've heard but in the back of your mind you wonder who heard it, when etc?
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:32 AM   #21
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It wilil be addressed in the Jeffries volume. Sit tight.
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:13 AM   #22
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adam, how's the jeffries book going?
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:55 AM   #23
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Finishing off Fitzsimmons right now. Got over 350 pages written already. Please post how you folks feel about my Corbett book (if and when you read it - which will take awhile - it's long).
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:56 AM   #24
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did you add the pictures i sent ya of fitzsimmons?
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:13 PM   #25
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Haven't gotten to that yet. I do photos towards the end, after all the text has been written.
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Haven't gotten to that yet. I do photos towards the end, after all the text has been written.
no problem
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:26 PM   #27
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Mine arrived a couple of days ago. If it reads as good as it looks, should be in for a treat.
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:27 PM   #28
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hardcover?
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Nope, the other kind.
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