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The Prizefighter and the Playwright, NOW IN A SECOND PRINTING! (pdf)

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Past Speaking Engagements
A sampling:

Speeches in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Dublin, London, Tokyo/Kobe,
Los Angeles, San Francisco, and throughout the United States in book stores, churches, libraries, boxing clubs, literary clubs, private clubs, retirement communities, universities, schools and stadiums. He lectured at Yale, as his boxing champion father had done in 1928, and at Bernard Shaw's village church in Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England, He has given hundreds of interviews to newspapers, radio, television and internet reporters in North America and Europe -- on his father's love of learning, despite his boxing career, and his freindship with Shaw.

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The Shaw Festival held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, was started in 1962. The Shaw festival produces and presents the work of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and playwrights writing anywhere in the world during, or about, the era of Shaw’s lifetime.
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George Bernard Shaw lived in the small village of Ayot St. Lawrence in Hertforshire from 1906 until his death in 1950.  

The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and George Bernard Shaw is published by  Firefly Books Ltd.


“Two Irish minds
united in love of the’s a perceptive work of warm affection. This book cannot be put down.”

malachy mccourt, best-selling author of a monk swimming

Did You Know?
As boxing champion, Gene Tunney lectured at Yale University on Shakespeare’s little known Troilus and Cressida and the improbability of a boxer speaking at one of the world’s foremost universities was front page news worldwide.  “Let’s have prizefighters with harder wallops and less Shakespeare!” proclaimed Will Rogers.

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