Brian D’Ambrosio, a frequent contributor to Last Best News, is also the author of “Warrior in the Ring,” a biography of Flathead Indian boxer Marvin Camel. Brian tells me today is the day the book is being released in paperback.
Here’s a link to the Riverbend Publishing page about the book. (Ignore the notice about the paperback being available Dec. 15; you can order it now.)
Here’s part of the publisher’s description of the book:
“In the Golden Age of boxing, Marvin Camel—a mixed blood from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana—defied all obstacles of race, poverty, and geographical isolation to become the first Native American to win a world boxing title.
“… With irresistible detail gleaned from years of frank interviews with Camel, his family and friends, his former opponents, and seasoned boxing insiders, Brian D’Ambrosio’s gripping biography captures the drama, danger, beauty, and ugliness of boxing, of Indian life on reservations, and especially, of the life of a stereotype-shattering man who inspired his people and boxing fans everywhere with his courage, achievements, and great warrior heart.”