...a worthwhile addition to the pugilistic library. It tells the story of how the sweet science was one of the few bridges to span the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, with boxers from nationalist and unionist communities supported avidly by members of the other side. Ironically, at a time of violence, this uniquely violent sport provided a blueprint for peace.
An Elephant in Rome
" January 1, 2021 Read this issue IN THIS REVIEW AN ELEPHANT IN ROME Bernini, the Pope and the making of the Eternal City 224pp. Pallas Athene. £19.99. Loyd Grossman Acheerful bricolage of biography, art history, trivia and travelogue..."
— Times Literary Supplement