Coming December 15, 2018
Jacobs Beach, by Guardian writer Kevin Mitchell, takes a fascinating, noirish look at boxing and its underbelly in New York in the 1940s and 1950s. New York at that time was arguably the most interesting and vibrant city in the world. As American culture burst to life— creating television, beatniks, rock ‘n roll, Marilyn, Elvis, and Cold War paranoia—New York was its epicenter. And New York contributed a couple of other things too: one bloody and brutal but the king of sports, and the other simply bloody and brutal. The 1940s and 1950s were boxing’s last real heyday. Never again would the sport be so glamorous or so popular. And that’s where New York’s other gift to the world—the Mob—came in. Includes a foreword by Mike Stanton, bestselling author of Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World (Henry Holt, 2018).
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- Publication Date: December 15, 2018
- Author: Kevin Mitchell
- Foreword by Mike Stanton, author of Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World
- Available in the United States only
- Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-949590-03-6
- Paperback ISBN: 978-1-949590-02-9
Learn more about Mike Jacobs, the central figure in this book – The Machiavelli of Eighth Avenue: On Mike Jacobs.