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Also by Larry Sloman:

Iron Ambition, June 2017
Hardcover
The Secret Life of Houdini, November 2006
Hardcover

Also by Mike Tyson:

Iron Ambition, June 2017
Hardcover
Undisputed Truth, November 2013
Hardcover

Iron Ambition
Larry Sloman, Mike Tyson

My Life with Cus D'Amato

Blue Rider Press
June 2017
On Sale: May 30, 2017
480 pages
ISBN: 0399177035
EAN: 9780399177033
Kindle: B01KGZVNMC
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Non-Fiction Memoir

From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times–bestselling author comes a powerful look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D’Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson’s surrogate father.

When Cus D’Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, “That’s the heavyweight champion of the world.” D’Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.

In Tyson’s bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D’Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D’Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer’s words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring.

The book also chronicles Cus’s courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we’ve ever known about this singular cultural figure.

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