Let’s invite many of the greatest boxers, and their contemporaries, to tell their own stories, some true, others tales based on history. Peter Jackson barges into John L. Sullivan’s hotel room to demand a fight. Jim Jeffries regales listeners about his barroom confrontation with Jack Johnson. A bar owner discusses the violent alcoholism of Battling Siki. Jack Dempsey and his detractors hold forth. Sonny Liston stars in three stories. Nelson Mandela boxes Barack Obama. The top 13 heavyweights are identified. Muhammad Ali, Jerry Quarry, Emanuel Steward, Alexis Arguello, Lennox Lewis, and Archie Moore and others also share experiences. They’re frank about their serious business. They know there can always be Death in the Ring.
In this collection of thirty-eight chiseled short stories, George Thomas Clark introduces readers to actors, alcoholics, addicts, writers famous and unknown, a general, a lovelorn farmer, a family besieged by cancer, extraterrestrials threatening the world, a couple time traveling back to a critical battle, a deranged husband chasing his wife, and many more memorable people and events.
Hitler Here is a well researched and lyrically written biographical novel offering first-person stories by the Fuehrer and a variety of other characters. This intimate approach invites the reader to peer into Hitler’s mind, talk to Eva Braun, joust with Goering, Goebbels, and Himmler, debate with the generals, fight on land and at sea and in the air, and huddle in the death camps as, everywhere, civilization is consumed.
Category Archives: Wilt Chamberlain
(Wilt Chamberlain called LeBron James the morning after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA championship.) Wilt Chamberlain – LeBron, this is Wilt. I want to tell you I know how you feel. LeBron James – How can this be Wilt? WC – You say you’re a basketball historian. Listen […]
This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring”
My friends and I, clever adolescents all, used to call our timid town “Sportamento” or “Hickramento,” derisive references not merely to the absence of professional sports and division one college competition but as well to the backwoods community-wide conviction that Sacramento did not deserve the best in sports, would never be able to support pro […]