Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Reading

Alan  Haft’s book chronicles his father's improbable journey from Nazi concentration camps in World War II to a match with unbeaten future heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in 1949. The book tells the tale  of Harry Haft, who was forced to fight other prisoners in bare-knuckle bouts to entertain German SS officers (not unlike Salamo Arouch upon whom the gripping film "Triumph of the Spirit" was based.) Haft's fight with Marciano was the last of his professional career, which ended at 13-8 with 8 KO's.

There are great stories in the annals of boxing. This is one of them.

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