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The Brow Beat
Jack McCallum
December 21, 2009
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December 21, 2009

The Brow Beat

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SUGAR RAY ROBINSON was a great fighter—that's not news. But in the excellent bio Sweet Thunder, Wil Haygood argues that Robinson was a mid-century cultural icon on par with Langston Hughes and Miles Davis. It's a literary knockout.

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WANT TO FEEL like an MMA fighter? Slam your head with a brick—or read UFC star Forrest Griffin's profane Got Fight? The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face Combat. Like MMA, it's not for the faint of heart.

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