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Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

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Thirty years after he burst onto the scene as a gold medal light-heavyweight at the Rome Olympics, Muhammad Ali is still a magical figure. His accomplishments in the ring were the stuff of legend — the two fights with Sonny Liston, when he proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and proved he was; the three epic wars against Joe Frazier; the stunning victory over George Foreman in Zaire; and the shocking loss and final win that made him the first man to win back the heavyweight crown twice, fourteen years after he had first claimed it. andlt;BRandgt; Ali's life has been played out as much on the front pages as on the sports pages. With brilliant immediacy and unprecedented candor, bestselling author Thomas Hauser recreates this extraordinary man. In the words of more than 200 of Ali's family members, opponents, friends, world leaders, and others who have known him best, the real Muhammad Ali emerges: deeply religious, mercurial, generous, a showman in and out of the ring.

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"The first definitive biography of Muhammad Ali" (The New York Times Book Review), this complete story--written with Ali's full cooperation--takes readers from his rural boyhood to his explosive fight career to the truth about his physical condition today. Photographs.

Synopsis:

Thirty years after he burst onto the scene as a gold medal light-heavyweight at the Rome Olympics, Muhammad Ali is still a magical figure. His accomplishments in the ring were the stuff of legend — the two fights with Sonny Liston, when he proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and proved he was; the three epic wars against Joe Frazier; the stunning victory over George Foreman in Zaire; and the shocking loss and final win that made him the first man to win back the heavyweight crown twice, fourteen years after he had first claimed it.

Ali's life has been played out as much on the front pages as on the sports pages. With brilliant immediacy and unprecedented candor, bestselling author Thomas Hauser recreates this extraordinary man. In the words of more than 200 of Ali's family members, opponents, friends, world leaders, and others who have known him best, the real Muhammad Ali emerges: deeply religious, mercurial, generous, a showman in and out of the ring. 

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [522]-531) and index.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Thomas Hisserandlt;/Bandgt; is a New York City attorney, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and the author of fourteen books, including andlt;Iandgt;Missing,andlt;/Iandgt; which became the Academy Award-winning film, and andlt;Iandgt;The Black Lights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing.andlt;/Iandgt;

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

1. Origins

2. The Entertainer

3. "I Am the Greatest!"

4. The Birth of Ali

5. The Enemy

6. "Ain't Got No Quarrel"

7. Exile

8. Joe

9. The Underdog

10. Zaire

11. The King

12. Manila

13. The Lion Grows Older

14. The Money

15. The Beating

16. Burial

17. Rebirth

Author's Epilogue

Appendix

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671779719
Author:
Hauser, Thomas
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
Boxers
Subject:
Ali, muhammad, 1942-
Subject:
Boxers (Sports)
Subject:
Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Ali, Muhammad
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Boxing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
map I-1223
Publication Date:
June 1992
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-8+1-16 PG B/W PHOTO INSERT
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 21.42 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "The first definitive biography of Muhammad Ali" (The New York Times Book Review), this complete story--written with Ali's full cooperation--takes readers from his rural boyhood to his explosive fight career to the truth about his physical condition today. Photographs.
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Thirty years after he burst onto the scene as a gold medal light-heavyweight at the Rome Olympics, Muhammad Ali is still a magical figure. His accomplishments in the ring were the stuff of legend — the two fights with Sonny Liston, when he proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and proved he was; the three epic wars against Joe Frazier; the stunning victory over George Foreman in Zaire; and the shocking loss and final win that made him the first man to win back the heavyweight crown twice, fourteen years after he had first claimed it.

Ali's life has been played out as much on the front pages as on the sports pages. With brilliant immediacy and unprecedented candor, bestselling author Thomas Hauser recreates this extraordinary man. In the words of more than 200 of Ali's family members, opponents, friends, world leaders, and others who have known him best, the real Muhammad Ali emerges: deeply religious, mercurial, generous, a showman in and out of the ring. 

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