Jay R. Tunney
Jay R. Tunney’s, The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and George Bernard Shaw (Firefly Books, $35.00) chronicles the legendary—but rarely documented—relationship that formed between this celebrated odd couple. Gene Tunney, the world heavyweight-boxing champion from 1926 to 1928, and Shaw could not have occupied more different worlds. However, Gene’s son chronicles the surprising and sincere friendship between the two champions of their realms. “ . . . highly recommended to all pugilist-specialist-readers.”—Boxing Monthly. Jay R. Tunney is vice president of the International Shaw Society.