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The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and George Bernard Shaw

The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and George Bernard Shaw (Hardback)

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Gene Tunney, the world heavyweight-boxing champion from 1926 to 1928, seemed an unusual companion for George Bernard Shaw. But Shaw, a world-famous playwright, found the Irish-American athlete to be 'among the very few for whom I have established a warm affection'. The Prizefighter and the Playwright chronicles the legendary - but rarely documented - relationship that formed between this celebrated odd couple. From the beginning, it seemed a strange relationship, as Tunney was 40 years younger and the men could not have occupied more different worlds. Yet it is clear that these two famous men, comfortable on the world stage, longed for friendship when they were out of the celebrity spotlight. Full of surprises and revelations about Shaw and Tunney, this handsome book is also a fascinating look at their times. Author Jay R. Tunney is the son of the famous fighter, and his book is a beautifully woven and often surprising biography of the two men. The book evolved from the acclaimed BBC World Service radio programme The Master and the Boy which was created by BBC Sport International.

Fans of George Bernard Shaw will enjoy the little-known stories in this intensely personal account that includes never-before-published images from Tunney's own family collection.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryBiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBoxing Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/2010 ISBN-13: 9781554076413  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jay R. Tunney is vice president of the International Shaw Society and a member of the Governor's International Advisory Council for the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and other national publications.

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