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Old 02-05-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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The next boxing book I plan to purchase will be on Joe Gans. There appears to be two definitive books on him: (1) "A Biography of the First African American World Boxing Champion," by Colleen Ay**** and Mark Scott, and (2) The Longest Fight: in the Ring with Joe Gans, Boxing's First African American Champion" by William Gildea. Both get good reviews from what I can see and might each merit a read. However, is either better suited to be my first book on Gans? Thank you.
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I don't actually have them but from what I've seen reviewed Ay**** & Scott's book is about his career whereas Gildea's is about the Nelson fight.

I have been debating this for a while now but I think the best course would be Ay**** & Scott to get an overall picture of his whole career & then Gildea if you want to read all about the Nelson fight.

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I don't actually have them but from what I've seen reviewed Ay**** & Scott's book is about his career whereas Gildea's is about the Nelson fight.

I have been debating this for a while now but I think the best course would be Ay**** & Scott to get an overall picture of his whole career & then Gildea if you want to read all about the Nelson fight.

Also if you are not aware try these links (sorry if you already know of them) -

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Cheers, Scribbs. I think that is a good way to look at it.
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