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A Fistful of Murder

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Don Stradley is the author of The War: Hagler-Hearns and Three Rounds for the Ages (Hamilcar Publications), Berserk: The Shocking ... Lire la suite
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Don Stradley is the author of The War: Hagler-Hearns and Three Rounds for the Ages (Hamilcar Publications), Berserk: The Shocking Life and Death of Edwin Valero (Hamilcar Publications), Slaughter in the Streets: When Boston Became Boxing's Murder Capital (Hamilcar Publications), A Fistful of Murder : The Fights and Crimes of Carlos Monzon (Hamilcar Publications), Schooled, a dual biography of Lebron James and Jim Morris (Scholastic), and a chapter in The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists by Bert Sugar and Teddy Atlas. Stradley is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in publications, including The Ring, Ringside Seat, and ESPN.com. Along with his boxing coverage, he's written about baseball, NASCAR, and professional wrestling. When not writing about sports, he's written about the movies for such magazines as Cinema Retro and Noir City.

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Netflix has a very successful series, titled MONZON: A KNOCKOUT BLOW, about Carlos Monzon. The series summary can be found here https://www.netflix.com/title/81105406.



Résumé



Carlos Monzón's life was one that could have been defined with an almost unblemished boxing record, but was ultimately overtaken by a completely defaced personality. The only legacy he leaves is that the narrative, told brilliantly in the book, is unfortunately so absorbing.Jack Porter, The Sportsman

From the pages of Fistful of Murder...

The death of Alicia Muniz wasn't a complete surprise to anyone who knew Carlos Monzon. The surprise was that no one else had died in his company.

He had a volcanic temper. He drank heavily and used cocaine. He drove recklessly, had a fascination with guns, and had been arrested many times for physical assaults. In February of 1988, with his personal life in shreds, Monzon had finally reached the nadir of an existence defined by hostility, with nothing to obstruct his most savage instincts.


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Carlos Monzon was one of Argentina's most celebrated figures. A renowned boxing champion and movie actor who enjoyed affairs with beautiful women, he also harbored a secret life of drug use, alcohol, and domestic violence.

When his estranged wife was found deadstrangled and tossed from a balconyMonzon confessed that they'd fought the night before, but he couldn't remember what had happened. The resulting murder trial cast a long shadow over Monzon's legacy and launched a decades-long battle between his critics and defenders.

In A Fistful of Murder, Don Stradley explores Monzon's turbulent life, from his beginnings in poverty to his dramatic rise to stardom, all the way to the case that shook a countryand still haunts Argentina today.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: The Void

CHAPTER 2: Rome, 11/7/1970

CHAPTER 3: They Killed Themselves with Laughter

CHAPTER 4: Luna Park 196569

CHAPTER 5: Champion

CHAPTER 6: Garbage and Miracles

CHAPTER 7: Bad Bennie

CHAPTER 8: Bullets

CHAPTER 9: Taking on the World

CHAPTER 10: A Glass Full of Piss

CHAPTER 11: The Boxer and the Beauty

CHAPTER 12: He Can Be Evil

CHAPTER 13: One Fight/One Film

CHAPTER 14: Superstar

CHAPTER 15: El Macho's Last Ride

CHAPTER 16: Desperate Sundown

CHAPTER 17: Alicia

CHAPTER 18: The Lady on the Bricks

CHAPTER 19: Murder in Mar del Plata

CHAPTER 20: Killer and Still Champion

CHAPTER 21: The Outlaw Saint

A Fistful of Murder: The Fights and Crimes of Carlos Mozon is the fifth in the Hamilcar Noir series. Hamilcar Noir is "Hard-Hitting True Crime" that blends boxing and true crime, featuring riveting stories captured in high-quality prose, with cover art inspired by classic pulp novels.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: A Fistful of Murder
Sous-titre: The Fights and Crimes of Carlos Monzon
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Code EAN: 9781949590319
ISBN: 978-1-949590-31-9
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Politique, société et économie
nombre de pages: 144
Parution: 10.11.2020
Année: 2020