We’re proud to announce that UPP author Christopher Klein, the writer behind Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands and The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston, has published a hit new book, Strong Boy (Lyons Press, 2013)!
Strong Boy takes a look at the often-tumulus life and career of Boston’s famed Irish-American boxer John L. Sullivan, who frequented both the fight circuit and the police blotter. Klein’s book has already received accolades from reviewers for Publisher’s Weekly and The Boston Globe.
“…of interest is how Klein, using his expressive-yet-scholarly prose (‘A boxer always represents power in its most visceral sense, and John L. symbolized an ascendant America that was flexing its economic muscles’), ties Sullivan to the issues of the era, such as temperance, class and race relations, immigration, and America’s growth into a world power,” raves Publisher’s Weekly, and Boston Globe correspondent Gordon Marino writes “Klein’s portrait of Sullivan is nuanced and balanced.”
For more information on Strong Boy, including where to buy it, visit strongboybook.com.