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Hamilcar Publications is a niche publisher of books about boxing - biographies, history and culture. We are a unique team, based in Boston, that is dedicated to producing the finest boxing books available. We love boxing and books in equal measure and our aim is to share that passion with book buyers worldwide.
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A Memoir of Jazz, Fight-Fixing, and The Mob
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Charles Farrell
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Hamilcar Publications
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A world-class jazz pianist, Charles Farrell made his living working in Mob-controlled Boston clubs from the time he was a teenager in the 1960s. He later traded music for the shady world of professional boxing, managing dozens of fighters, including the notorious Mitch “Blood” Green, who famously lost twice to Mike Tyson—once in the ring, and once in the street.

A self-admitted “fight-fixer” and “gangster, ” but not a “tough guy,” Farrell ran afoul of the actual tough guys in the 1990s, and fled to a farm in Puerto Rico, coming home only after an aging boxing legend brokered his safe return.

Retired from the fight game, he returned to jazz and, among other collaborators, played frequently with his friend, Ornette Coleman, the godfather of “Free Jazz” and one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 20th century. (LOW)LIFE is a singular book by a singular man.
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Two Rivers


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Dark Trade
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Lost in Boxing
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Donald McRae
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Hamilcar Publications
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Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing, by Donald McRae, award-winning author of eleven non-fiction books and staff writer for The Guardian, is widely considered of one of the best boxing books all time.

This is a new edition, released in the United States for the first time, that includes a new chapter by the author, plus a stunning cover that features a painting of boxer James Toney by noted boxing artist Amanda Kelley.

There is no other sport like boxing. Over twenty years ago, Donald McRae set out across the United States and his adopted home, Britain, to find deeper meaning in the brutal trade that had transfixed him since he was a young man. The result is a stunning chronicle that captures not only McRae’s compelling personal journey through the world of professional prizefighting, but also the stories of some of its biggest names—James Toney, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Oscar De La Hoya, Naseem Hamed, and others.

Singular in his ability to uncover the emotional forces that drive men to get into the ring, McRae brilliantly exposes the hopes and fears and obsessions of these legendary fighters, while revealing some of his own along the way. What he shares with them most, he comes to realize, is that he is hopelessly, and willingly, “lost in boxing.”

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Two Rivers
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William Hill Sports Book Of The Year


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Jacobs Beach
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The Mob, The Garden & The Golden Age of Boxing
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Kevin Mitchell
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Hamilcar Publications
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Gangsters have always infected fight game. At the end of the First World War, through Prohibition, and into the 1930s, the Mob emerged as a poisonous force, threatening to ravage the sport. But it was only when cutthroat Madison Square Garden promoter Mike Jacobs, chieftain of a notorious patch of Manhattan pavement called “Jacobs Beach,” stepped aside that the real devil appeared—former Murder, Inc. killer and underworld power broker Frankie Carbo, a man known to many simply as “Mr. Gray.”

And Carbo wasn’t alone. Along with a crooked cast of characters that included a rich playboy and an urbane lawyer, he controlled boxing through most of the 1950s, with the help of a diabolical deputy, Francis “Blinky” Palermo, who did much of Mr. Gray’s dirty work, reportedly drugging fighters and robbing them blind. Not until 1961, when Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy shipped Carbo and Palermo to jail for twenty-five years, did it all come crashing down.

Enriched by the recollections of some of the men who were there, Kevin Mitchell’s Jacobs Beach offers a gripping, noirish look at boxing and organized crime in postwar New York City—and reveals the fading glamour of both.

This revised edition 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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Two Rivers
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Best Design & Promotional Campaign, Independent Book Publishers of New England


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The Shocking Life and Death of Edwin Valero
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Don Stradley
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Hamilcar Publications
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Within the dark pages of Berserk: The Shocking Life and Death of Edwin Valero, author Don Stradley uncovers the gritty details of the undefeated (27-0, 27 KO), troubled, boxer Edwin Valero.

Edwin Valero’s life was like a rocket shot into a wall. With a perfect knockout record in twenty-seven fights, the demonic Venezuelan boxer, known as “El Inca” and “El Dinamita,” seemed destined for a clash with all-time great Manny Pacquiao. But the Fates had other ideas.

Fueled by cocaine and booze and paranoia, Valero blazed into a mania that derailed his career in the ring and resulted in the brutal death of his young wife Jennifer–and soon afterward, his own. In chilling detail, Don Stradley captures one of the darkest and most sensational boxing stories in recent memory, which, until now, has never been fully told.

Filled with firsthand accounts from the men who trained Valero and the reporters who covered him, as well as insights from psychologists and forensic experts, Berserk is a hell-ride of a book.
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Two Rivers
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