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Written by Peter WestbrookAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Westbrook
Contribution by Tej HazarikaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Tej Hazarika

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: September 8, 1998
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-888363-67-8 (1-888363-67-3)
Also available as a hardcover.
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To Peter Westbrook, “harnessing anger” means controlling one’s fury and channeling it in a positive direction. Westbrook’s success in what he once called “that strange white sport” is really just one expression of the self-discipline that has led him to beat the odds, again and again.

In Harnessing Anger, Westbrook tells how he came to be the first African American to win a national gold title in sabre fencing. The son of an African-American father and a Japanese mother, Peter was raised by his mother alone in poverty in a Newark ghetto. Becoming a fencer at an early age gave him the confidence and the discipline to use an ancient martial art to his advantage both in swordplay and when facing the vicissitudes of daily life in the inner city.

The autobiography of this six-time Olympian, 13-time U.S. National champion and the only book on his amazing life, Harnessing Anger tells us how Westbrook has overcome strong adversaries on and off the fencing mat.