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    READ Black Ajax Author George MacDonald Fraser GMF continues to impress me with his knowledge of history with this book It is about a former slave Tom Molineaux in the US that won his freedom and eventually challenged the boxing champion of England to a couple of matches It is told from the view point of many of the witnesses to his rise to fame This is a little off putting as some of their accents are too hard to follow It also feels weird because they are talking

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    READ Black Ajax Author George MacDonald Fraser From the author of Harry Flashman as well as the brilliant volume about Hollywood and history comes the tale of a former US slave turned English prize fighter Black Ajax begins toward the end of the Napoleonic Wars and unlike the Flashman series which uses a series of purported memoirs as a conceit uses interviews with nearly everyone around the protagonist to tell his story A fictionalized story based on early 19th century bare fisted box

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    George MacDonald Fraser á 7 Summary READ Black Ajax Author George MacDonald Fraser As with all G M Fraser's books this is very well written full of interesting characters humor and a vivid portrait of the times It even ties back to the Flashman series as one of the main characters is Flashman's father The

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    READ Black Ajax Author George MacDonald Fraser George MacDonald Fraser á 7 Summary Read & download Ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á George MacDonald Fraser Humour Tragedy Historical a typical work of art from MacDonald Fraser intertwining all sorts of things that oughtn't to si

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    READ Black Ajax Author George MacDonald Fraser This has uickly become one of my favourite GMF books Its pretty sad but of cause funny at times There's a lot of history to be learnt and a bloody good read Fits in very well with the Flashman pattern gives information about the Flashman lineage and the character of his father Captain Buckley Flashman

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    READ Black Ajax Author George MacDonald Fraser George MacDonald Fraser á 7 Summary Review Black Ajax Sad honest engaging and brilliantly researched and written Even if you are not a boxing fan I most certainly am n

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    Read & download Ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á George MacDonald Fraser READ Black Ajax Author George MacDonald Fraser Worth reading but very long and had to force myself at times to pick it up again Boxing isn't my thing but honestly this book is not so much about boxing as it is about the man and men's lives I'm glad I read it but not sure I'd recommend it

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    George MacDonald Fraser á 7 Summary Read & download Ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á George MacDonald Fraser Review Black Ajax Often a tad difficult for me to read having to read a few sentences than once to follow still I gave it three stars because it held my attention to the end

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    READ Black Ajax Author George MacDonald Fraser InterestingAs usual with this author well written and seemingly well researched but it is a bit of a limited interest subject

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    Read & download Ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á George MacDonald Fraser READ Black Ajax Author George MacDonald Fraser George MacDonald Fraser á 7 Summary Great account of one of the great boxers And a story of how a black man usurped the most prestigious sports title of them all Heavyweight Champi

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Black Ajax Download ↠ 7 When Captain Buckley Mad Buck Flashman father of the notorious Harry sees a black American boxer catch a fly in mid flight he realizes this could be the prize rings best fighter ever not to mention a great investment In this magnificent re creation of Regency England George MacDonal. From the author of Harry Flashman as well as the brilliant volume about Hollywood and history comes the tale of a former US slave turned English prize fighter Black Ajax begins toward the end of the Napoleonic Wars and unlike the Flashman series which uses a series of purported memoirs as a conceit uses interviews with nearly everyone around the protagonist to tell his story A fictionalized story based on early 19th century bare fisted boxer Tom Molineaux Black Ajax is reminiscent of the play and film The Great White Hope even though the latter is based on Jack Johnson black champion in the latter part of the same century To be sure the story is tragic than the comic adventures of Harry Flashman as the interviews take the reader back to the time of bare handed fisticuffs where the sport of boxing is illegal in most townships and matches are scheduled near the boundaries of various jurisdictions in case the fight garners unwanted attention from the authorities Then the crowd can just change the venue with minimal fuss and muss by crossing the county or municipal line It is a time where a match has no scheduled number of rounds and antagonists will fight until one man can no longer answer the charge The winner takes the full purse and the loser is fortunate to get a few guineas in a hat The sport is brutal in ways than oneFans of Harry Flashman will enjoy the significant role played by Flashman s father as the original backer fo the fighter even though Harry doesn t make even a cameo appearance In some sense the eventual parting of backer and potential champion has a Flashman esue flavor but as noted earlier Black Ajax is not to be confused with the comic excesses of the author s famous novels In contrast to the aforementioned Great White Hope Molineaux brings many problems on himself Both men were African Americans involved with white women though Johnson married the three ladies and was almost lynched as a result while Molineaux had several white paramours In both cases one finds oneself disgusted at the way the fickle crowd wanted proficiency from these boxers but resented the idea of champions who were not white Black Ajax is a narrative that seems like a pseudo documentary film script The conceit is that an investigative reporter is interviewing all of the surviving characters after the great boxer s death The interrogator seems to want to get the story straight and the eyewitnesses retell the events from their uniue perspectives dialects racist sentiments class prejudice and all Readers who believe it was appropriate to ban Huckleberry Finn from libraries because of politically incorrect sentiments and epithets will definitely want to avoid Black Ajax For those who recognize that even offensive attitudes and terms can be insightful with regard to our past Black Ajax is a fascinating look into a past that I m glad is past

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Black Ajax Download ↠ 7 D Fraser is at his storytelling best for the powerful rollicking and moving tale of Tom Molineaux a freed slave from New Orleans who challenged Britain's undefeated Tom Cribb How the Black Ajax became as famous a figure in England as Napoleon and just as much a threat to its establi. Sad honest engaging and brilliantly researched and written Even if you are not a boxing fan I most certainly am not this exploration of a freed slave s rise to fame and ultimate self destruction and the stories of those who accompanied him on his way is utterly worth the read I must have MacDonald Fraser

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Black Ajax Download ↠ 7 Shment passed into boxing legend and created a precedent of modern black prize fightersBringing historical fact spiritedly to life Black Ajax shows Fraser is in the words of Kingsley Amis a first rate historical novelist in whichever era he sets his exuberantly entertainingly storie. Worth reading but very long and had to force myself at times to pick it up again Boxing isn t my thing but honestly this book is not so much about boxing as it is about the man and men s lives I m glad I read it but not sure I d recommend it

  • Hardcover
  • 249
  • Black Ajax
  • George MacDonald Fraser
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 9780786705535