Blood, Steel & Canvas

Blood, Steel & Canvas

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BLOOD, STEEL a CANVAS: THE ASIAN ODYSSEY OF A FIGHTER is a story about fighting on two levels: the American lawyer authora€™s improbable career as Asiaa€™s oldest amateur boxer and his fight to overcome colon cancer and its consequences. Through his friendships with boxers in the Philippines and Thailand, his efforts (not always successful) to learn the languages and his delight in experiencing local cultures, he sets an example for other expatriates who have the great fortune to live and work overseas. His unremitting enthusiasm and refusal to give up, under any circumstances, set an example for others with serious or life-threatening diseases.A decade before a€œboxercisea€ or a€œwhite collar boxinga€ entered the vocabulary, the hot, dusty boxing gym seemed like another universe, ... tolove the workouts; I did lose weight;I developed something I had never had before: muscles; and I made friendswiththe Filipino boxers. ... I enjoyed the workouts, and my beginnera#39;s status allowed me to solicit tips from the professional boxerswho frequented the gym.

Title:Blood, Steel & Canvas
Author:Craig A. Wilson
Publisher:Diversion Books - 2011-06-28


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