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Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud Between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier

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This is the story of two men who start out being close friends, different in every way but with a genuine respect for each other. They find themselves on a path of destruction, brought about by each man's pride, that foreshadows a future for each that no one could have conjured. Joe Frazier: still walled in by the shadows of hate from which he cannot or will not emerge; his brain dimming, blind in one eye and fast losing the sight in the other. Ali: tethered to the nightmare of Parkinson's, his once agile and powerful body in abject ruin. Unlike so many treatments of Ali in the past, Ghosts Of Manila focuses not on Ali the Legend, but Ali the man. The book is a reappraisal, and offers critics and fans alike new humanizing insights into the man behind the myth.

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When Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier in Manila for their third fight, their rivalry had spun out of control. The Ali-Frazier matchup had become a madness, inflamed by the media and the politics of race. When the "Thrilla in Manila" was over, one man was left with a ruin of a life; the other was battered to his soul.

Mark Kram covered that fight for Sports Illustrated in an award-winning article. Now his riveting book reappraises the boxers — who they are and who they were. And in a voice as powerful as a heavyweight punch, Kram explodes the myths surrounding each fighter, particularly Ali. A controversial, no-holds-barred account, Ghosts of Manila ranks with the finest boxing books ever written.

About the Author

Mark Kram covered boxing for Sports Illustrated for eleven years and wrote more about Muhammad Ali than any other writer for the magazine. His articles on boxing have been widely anthologized, including The Best American Sports Writing of the Century, edited by David Halberstam, and The Fights, a collection of essays edited by Richard Ford.

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ISBN:
9780060954802
Author:
Kram, Mark
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
Boxers (Sports)
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Boxing
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.06x5.36x.64 in. .45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , When Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier in Manila for their third fight, their rivalry had spun out of control. The Ali-Frazier matchup had become a madness, inflamed by the media and the politics of race. When the "Thrilla in Manila" was over, one man was left with a ruin of a life; the other was battered to his soul.

Mark Kram covered that fight for Sports Illustrated in an award-winning article. Now his riveting book reappraises the boxers — who they are and who they were. And in a voice as powerful as a heavyweight punch, Kram explodes the myths surrounding each fighter, particularly Ali. A controversial, no-holds-barred account, Ghosts of Manila ranks with the finest boxing books ever written.

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