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A gripping, all-access biography of Joe Frazier, whose rivalry with Muhammad Ali riveted boxing fans and whose legacy as a figure in American sports and society endures

History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages, a trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country.

Joe Frazier was a much more complex figure than just his rivalry with Ali would suggest. In this riveting and nuanced portrayal, acclaimed sports writer Mark Kram, Jr. unlinks Frazier from Ali and for the first time gives a full-bodied accounting of Frazier’s life, a journey that began as the youngest of thirteen children packed in small farm house, encountering the bigotry and oppression of the Jim Crow South, and continued with his voyage north at age fifteen to develop as a fighter in Philadelphia.

Tracing Frazier’s life through his momentous bouts with the likes of Ali and George Foreman and the developing perception of him as the anti-Ali in the eyes of blue-collar America, Kram follows the boxer through his retirement in 1981, exploring his relationship with his son, the would-be heavyweight Marvis, and his fragmented home life as well as the uneasy place that Ali continued to occupy in his thoughts.

A propulsive and richly textured narrative that is also a powerful story about race and class in America, Smokin'' Joe is unparalleled in its scope, depth, and access and promises to be the definitive biography of a towering American figure whose life was galvanized by conflict and whose mark has proven lasting.

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“A revelation, a powerhouse, a thing of beauty, and—OK, I’ll say it—a knockout. Joe Frazier is one of the most compelling figures ever to step in a boxing ring, and Mark Kram, Jr. has written a biography worthy in every way of the champ’s greatness.” -- Jonathan Eig, bestselling author of Ali: A Life

“Mark Kram, Jr. much, much more than splendidly gets to the strange anomaly that was Smokin’ Joe: you’d have thought the guy didn’t get no respect. Only he did. Lots...His life is a story worth reading.” -- Richard Ford

“Mark Kram, Jr.’s sympathetic and thoroughly researched Smokin’ Joe is a worthy introduction to an under-appreciated American athlete.” -- Joyce Carol Oates

“An exquisite biography that depicts Frazier as he really was: not just fearless and ferocious but soulful, compassionate, loyal, impulsive, capable of powerful hatred and even more powerful love. You can feel the gospel truth of Smokin’ Joe deep in your bones.” -- John Schulian, winner of the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing

“Mark Kram Jr.’s landmark book about Joe Frazier...at last remedies a grave wrong, lifting the indomitable Frazier out of the crypt of creeping obscurity and into the exalted place he deserves in America’s annals...[A] sublime exploration.” -- Michael Leahy, aof the Casey Award-winning The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers

“Bookish fans of the sweet science will flock to this biography.” -- Kirkus Reviews

“A comprehensive knockout of a biography...[A] beautiful book.”  -- Wall Street Journal

"Kram...writes with the intensity that Frazier fought with...Unlike his subject, Kram knows when to take a step back and reflect, revealing a Frazier far removed from the enduring portrayal of him as ''an angry and unforgiving man so incapable of letting go of the hatred he harbored for Ali.''" -- The National Book Review 

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A gripping, all-access biography of Joe Frazier, whose rivalry with Muhammad Ali riveted boxing fans and whose complex legacy as a figure in American sports and society endures

History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages, a trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country.

Joe Frazier was a much more complex figure than his rivalry with Ali would suggest. In this riveting and nuanced portrayal, acclaimed sports writer Mark Kram, Jr., unlinks Frazier from Ali and for the first time gives a full-bodied account of Frazier’s life, a journey that began with the youngest of thirteen children packed in a small farmhouse, encountering the bigotry and oppression of the Jim Crow South, and continued with his voyage north at age fifteen to develop as a fighter in Philadelphia.

Tracing Frazier’s life through his momentous bouts with the likes of Ali and George Foreman and the developing perception of him as the anti-Ali in the eyes of blue-collar America, Kram follows the boxer up to his retirement in 1981 and beyond, exploring his relationship with his son, the would-be heavyweight champion Marvis, and his fragmented home life as well as the uneasy place that Ali continued to occupy in his thoughts.

A propulsive and richly textured narrative that is also a powerful story about race and class in America, Smokin’ Joe is unparalleled in its scope, depth, and access and promises to be the definitive biography of a towering American figure whose life was galvanized by conflict and whose mark has proven to be lasting.

About the Author

Mark Kram, Jr. won the 2013 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing for his first book, Like Any Normal Day: A Story of Devotion. Articles by him have appeared in The Best American Sports Writing and will be included in the forthcoming anthology, The Great American Sports Page. The Society of Professional Journalists honored him with the 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Award for feature writing. Formerly a sports writer in Philadelphia, Detroit, and Baltimore, he is the son of the late Mark Kram, the acclaimed journalist for Sports Illustrated and author of Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. He has edited a collection of his father’s magazine pieces, Great Men Die Twice: The Selected Works of Mark Kram. He lives outside Philadelphia.

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Barry Sparks
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Joe Frazier: An underappreciated athlete
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2019
Joe Frazier''s three fights with Muhammad Ali are legendary. Although Ali won 2 of the 3 fights, Frazier gave Ali all he could handle. The fights are known for their brutality. Author Mark Kram, Jr., writes that Frazier, a great boxer in his own right, is an... See more
Joe Frazier''s three fights with Muhammad Ali are legendary. Although Ali won 2 of the 3 fights, Frazier gave Ali all he could handle. The fights are known for their brutality.

Author Mark Kram, Jr., writes that Frazier, a great boxer in his own right, is an "underappreciated athlete." Part of Ali''s greatness stems from Frazier''s greatness and tenacity. Frazier, often demeaned by Ali, finishes a distant second to The Greatest when it comes to respect and attention.

Kram says Frazier "climbed out of the cradle of poverty" in South Carolina to become heavyweight champ. Kram covers Frazier''s childhood, as well as the principles he learned, and his early fights in the book''s first 175 pages.

But, it''s Frazier''s three matches with Ali that most readers are most eager to read about. While it''s well-known history, fans of Frazier and/or Ali can''t seem to get enough details or insights into the matches.

The Fight of the Century occurred March 8, 1971, before 30 million closed-circuit television viewers, the largest television audience in history. Frazier won an unanimous decision.

The non-title rematch came on June 28, 1974, with Ali scoring a victory. The Thrilla in Manila grabbed the nation''s attention on Oct. 1, 1975. Ali received $4.5 and Frazier $2 million for the fight. Ali won in the 14th round when Frazier''s trainer Eddie Futch stopped the fight. Frazier''s vision in his left eye was deteriorating because of trauma to the eye. Frazier felt he was denied a chance to win by Futch''s decision. Other observers felt that Futch may have saved Frazier''s life by stopping the match.

Frazier retired after losing to George Foreman, but he briefly returned 5 years later at age 37. By this time, he was "too old, too heavy and too slow."

Kram takes advantage of talking to many of Frazier''s family members, childhood friends, children and those who knew him. He also spends a lot of time showing how Frazier''s childhood influenced his life and career. Kram sheds light on Frazier''s personal life (11 children by 6 women) and his showbiz career (singing with his band The Knockouts).

Joe Frazier deserves more recognition and appreciation and Kram''s biography aids the cause.
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J. Russell Peltz
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The definitive book on Joe Frazier
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2019
Everything you ever wanted to know--or didn''t want to know--about Joe Frazier is in this book. I knew Joe from the business but I didn''t know half of what was in this excellent book. A real study of the life of one of boxing''s best heavyweight champions, warts and all.
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T. H. Jory
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Smokin’ Joe in and Out of the Ring
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2019
If you were growing up or older during the 1960s and ‘70s, you knew Joe Frazier even if you did not follow boxing. He was a cultural as well as a sports hero nearly on a par with Muhammad Ali, and their three epic heavyweight fights, the first of which was won by Frazier,... See more
If you were growing up or older during the 1960s and ‘70s, you knew Joe Frazier even if you did not follow boxing. He was a cultural as well as a sports hero nearly on a par with Muhammad Ali, and their three epic heavyweight fights, the first of which was won by Frazier, could not escape a nation’s — and world’s — awareness. Mark Kram Jr., whose father covered Ali and his bouts for Sports Illustrated, brings Frazier to life in this magnificent biography that captures the rural South Carolina-born Frazier both as determined athlete and a genuine human being. Kram uses dozens of interviews with those who knew and worked with — and fought — Frazier, as well as family members, and mines contemporary accounts of his life in and out of the ring. It is all done with great skill and sensitivity. The last quarter or so of the book which takes up Frazier the man after his retirement from the ring is unexpected treasure.
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Andy White
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Terrific Bio
Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2019
A bio that covers both his ups and down. Couldn''t put it down. A good man and a complicated one also. Between Mark and his dad they pretty much have the Frazier/Ali era covered. Apple didn''t fall far from the tree. Good job!
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Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2019
I enjoyed this book and would have given it a 3.5 rating if possible. My problem with the book is that the writing lacks flair and the story is told like a series of vignettes without a cohesive whole, skipping around from year to year , particularly near the end of the... See more
I enjoyed this book and would have given it a 3.5 rating if possible. My problem with the book is that the writing lacks flair and the story is told like a series of vignettes without a cohesive whole, skipping around from year to year , particularly near the end of the book. I love boxing books, enjoyed this one , but didn’t love it.
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Marivaux
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An Important Biography
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2019
I heard Mr. Kram, Jr. discuss his book on an ESPN podcast, and it motivated me to purchase the biography. This book is significant because the author was able to do first-hand interviews with important individuals in Frazier''s life which adds a needed, nuanced context to... See more
I heard Mr. Kram, Jr. discuss his book on an ESPN podcast, and it motivated me to purchase the biography. This book is significant because the author was able to do first-hand interviews with important individuals in Frazier''s life which adds a needed, nuanced context to the events in Joe''s life. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and appreciated the effort that went into giving us a well-rounded view of Frazier. The book also provides a better understanding of how the political and cultural moments shaped him, and how Joe managed his personal and professional life within the complicated era that he lived.
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Joe Frazier Finally Gets His Due
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2019
With the exception of a handful of errors (i.e. referring to Jumbo Cummings as obese) "Smokin Joe" is a thoroughly enjoyable effort. In fact, Joe Frazier had such a full life I''m sure author Mark Kram Jr could have filled twice as many pages. It would have been nice if Kram... See more
With the exception of a handful of errors (i.e. referring to Jumbo Cummings as obese) "Smokin Joe" is a thoroughly enjoyable effort. In fact, Joe Frazier had such a full life I''m sure author Mark Kram Jr could have filled twice as many pages. It would have been nice if Kram Jr would have shared more details on Frazier''s stalled efforts at a comeback in 1978 (due to hepatitis) and again in 1980 (against Cummings) or provided more info on Frazier''s many children and lovers (a template Evander Holyfield seems to have followed as well). So maybe some day we''ll see a "Volume Two." As it stands, "Smokin Joe" is a fine bookend to Mark Kram Sr''s excellent "Blood Feud: Ghosts of Manila" and also a fine cross-reference tool to Frazier''s own autobiography. An enjoyable read for fight fans or anyone who likes well-written sports literature!
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I love boxing history
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2019
I love reading stories about my favorite fighters from the past and Joe Frazier is definitely one of them. He was a great fighter and as well as a good man outside the ring. He was a true hero for me.
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Peter J. Chambers
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Joe Frazier - one of the greatest boxers ever
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 10, 2021
This is a highly engaging biography that details one of the toughest fighters during the best age of heavyweight boxer''s that included Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Oscar Bonavena, Jerry Quarry, Jimmy Ellis, Bob Foster, Ken Norton and Ernie Shavers amongst others. This does...See more
This is a highly engaging biography that details one of the toughest fighters during the best age of heavyweight boxer''s that included Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Oscar Bonavena, Jerry Quarry, Jimmy Ellis, Bob Foster, Ken Norton and Ernie Shavers amongst others. This does give a fresh respective on Joe and the book was an enjoyable read, one that will be kept and revisited again later. So why only 4 stars despite the book being a highly recommended read? Well, Mr Kram Jr has neglected to supply a fight record which should be a standard inclusion in any boxing biography. Also, I can''t help feeling that in respect to the links to Ali that much of the work here was already done by Mark''s father, though not in exactly the same words, in his excellent "The Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier" which I also highly recommend. Nevertheless, Mark Jr has resourced his work well and this is probably the most exhaustive biography on Joe Frazier that will ever be produced. Highly recommended.
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A much loved gift
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 26, 2020
A much loved gift
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Thomas Gary Walton
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The Author has done a knockout read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2020
Great read always a fan of the true warrior and the book pulls no punches R.I.P Joe.
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Peter Flewitt
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The life and survival of a great American boxer.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 6, 2021
A very fine boxing biography giving an account of Frazier''s generosity and kindness outside the ring. It gives a good insight into pre-segregation problems for black sportsmen.
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Great and knowledgable book
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