Muhammad Ali

  • Filename: muhammad-ali.
  • ISBN: 9781453241196
  • Release Date: 2012-02-14
  • Number of pages: 538
  • Author: Thomas Hauser
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



A sweeping biography of one of the greatest and most provocative athletes of all time—“a life that needs to be understood whether you care a whit about boxing or not” (The Boston Globe). Athlete, activist, rebel, poet, legend—Muhammad Ali stood larger than life in the imagination of hundreds of millions of people around the world. A gold medalist at the 1960 Olympics, he won the heavyweight championship at age twenty-two by conquering Sonny Liston in dramatic fashion. In the weeks after the upset victory, he confirmed his membership in the Nation of Islam and told reporters he would no longer answer to his “slave name”: Cassius Clay. The political establishment stripped him of his heavyweight title when he refused induction into the United States Army during the height of the war in Vietnam. Ultimately, Ali returned to reclaim his crown, prevailing in epic fights against the likes of Joe Frazier and George Foreman. His talent and charisma—and above all, his adherence to principle—made him a cultural icon and one of the most beloved sporting figures of all time. But that is only half the tale. Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is also the story of Ali, the man. Author Thomas Hauser got closer to Ali than any previous biographer. His work—told in Ali’s own words and those of hundreds of family members, friends, rivals, and others who interacted with “The Greatest” over the decades—reveals a deeply spiritual, complex man, whose public and private battles, including his struggle against the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease, gave new meaning to the word courage and changed forever our conception of what makes a champion. Heralded by the New York Times as “the first definitive biography of the boxer who transcended sports as no other athlete ever has,” Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most charismatic and controversial superstars. This ebook includes rare photos authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.

Muhammad Ali

  • Filename: muhammad-ali.
  • ISBN: 1617147524
  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Tom Owens
  • Publisher: ABDO



A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali

  • Filename: egypt-in-the-reign-of-muhammad-ali.
  • ISBN: 0521289688
  • Release Date: 1984-01-12
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Afaf Lutfi Sayyid-Marsot
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt. It considers Muhammad Ali as part of a social group whose economic interests led them in the direction of trade with Europe as a means of raising money for further investments. They attempted to increase agricultural exports and to use the profits to create industry; then, following the logic of imperialists, their next step was to seek to conquer the surrounding areas to find markets for their industries and sources of raw materials. These policies brought them into conflict with their suzerain, the Ottoman sultan, and with England, since England needed markets in the Middle East. England sought to destroy the new regime in Egypt as a means of exerting influence on the region. In carrying out these economic changes, the country underwent a series of internal developments that were to revolutionize the structure and shape of Egyptian society. The rules of landownership were altered and large estates were formed, Egyptian fallahin were drafted into the army, and the administration was Egyptianized, establishing the groundwork for a nation state.

Ali

  • Filename: ali.
  • ISBN: 9781328744975
  • Release Date: 2017-10-03
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Jonathan Eig
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali’s inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us himself). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century’s most fantastic figures and arguably the most famous man on the planet. But until now, he has never been the subject of a complete, unauthorized biography. Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America’s master storytellers, radically reshapes our understanding of the complicated man who was Ali. Eig had access to all the key people in Ali’s life, including his three surviving wives and his managers. He conducted more than 500 interviews and uncovered thousands of pages of previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files, as well dozens of hours of newly discovered audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Collectively, they tell Ali’s story like never before—the story of a man who was flawed and uncertain and brave beyond belief. “I am America,” he once declared. “I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me—black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me.” He was born Cassius Clay in racially segregated Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a sign painter and a housekeeper. He went on to become a heavyweight boxer with a dazzling mix of power and speed, a warrior for racial pride, a comedian, a preacher, a poet, a draft resister, an actor, and a lover. Millions hated him when he changed his religion, changed his name, and refused to fight in the Vietnam War. He fought his way back, winning hearts, but at great cost. Like so many boxers, he stayed too long. Jonathan Eig’s Ali reveals Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition. Ali is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the world.

Muhammad Ali

  • Filename: muhammad-ali.
  • ISBN: 1404208569
  • Release Date: 2006-08-01
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Rob Shone
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group



In graphic novel format, tells the life story of former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, including his conversion to Islam.

Muhammad Ali

  • Filename: muhammad-ali.
  • ISBN: 0313330921
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Anthony O. Edmonds
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



Presents the life of the American boxer, chronicling his rise as a young amateur fighter and Olympic medalist, his refusal to serve in the army during the Vietnam conflict, his championship bouts, and his battle against Parkinson's disease.

Muhammad Ali

  • Filename: muhammad-ali.
  • ISBN: 9780060291310
  • Release Date: 2009-12-29
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Walter Dean Myers
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me." He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky. His very first boxing coach, former police officer Joe Martin, told him, "You better learn how to fight before you start challenging people." Once considered the underdog, Cassius, later known as Muhammad Ali, would eventually win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers recounts the champ's most famous fights and examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend Muhammad Ali. The bold, vibrant art of Alix Delinois reflects the beauty and power of the man who could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

Muhammad Ali the People s Champ

  • Filename: muhammad-ali-the-people-s-champ.
  • ISBN: 0252067215
  • Release Date: 1998-01-01
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Elliott J. Gorn
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press



Ali as cultural icon, antiwar protestor, narcissist . . . this is the first book to comprehensively evaluate Ali's import outside the ring.

Muhammad Ali

  • Filename: muhammad-ali.
  • ISBN: 1583413332
  • Release Date: 2005-07-01
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Nick Healy
  • Publisher: The Creative Company



Highlights the life of the boxer Muhammad Ali, an Olympic gold medalist known for his outspoken religious and political beliefs.

Sport in American Culture

  • Filename: sport-in-american-culture.
  • ISBN: 9781576070246
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 479
  • Author: Joyce Duncan
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



A unique and timely exploration of the cultural impact of sport on American society, including lifestyles, language, and thinking.

Muhammad Ali

  • Filename: muhammad-ali.
  • ISBN: 9781592136612
  • Release Date: 2009-01-28
  • Number of pages: 233
  • Author: Michael Ezra
  • Publisher: Temple University Press



Chronicles the life of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali--born Cassius Clay--and focuses on his pre-champion bouts, his career management, legacy, and promotion.

Sting Like a Bee

  • Filename: sting-like-a-bee.
  • ISBN: 0803220561
  • Release Date: 2009-03-01
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: Josä Torres
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press



Writers have long been attracted to boxing. Hemingway, Mailer, Algren, Plimpton, Oates, and many others have stepped into the ring?at least in spirit?to give voice to an otherwise wordless sport, to celebrate that ?sweet science,? and to bear witness to its romance and tragedy. In this acclaimed book, hailed by Norman Mailer as an ?impressive event,? we are brought for the first time into the ring for a close-up look at the ?manly art? through the eyes of Josä Torres, a man who was a great boxer himself. When former light-heavyweight world champion Torres traded in his gloves for a typewriter, boxing finally found its eyewitness. In the classic Sting Like a Bee, Torres turns his well-trained eye on one of the most celebrated and controversial athletes of all time: Muhammad Ali. In this penetrating view of Ali and the world of prizefighting, told by a true insider and ?boxing?s Renaissance man,? Torres delivers exciting and explicit accounts of all of Ali?s major fights with the cool authenticity of one who has lived it.

The Founder of Modern Egypt

  • Filename: the-founder-of-modern-egypt.
  • ISBN: 9780521232647
  • Release Date: 2011-06-09
  • Number of pages: 286
  • Author: Henry Dodwell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Reprinted in 1967, this 1931 book is an historical and administrative study of the reign of Muhammad 'Ali (1769-1849). The author strives 'to escape from the traditional hero of French and villain of English writers, and to ascertain by a study of original materials what Muhammad 'Ali really did'.

Muhammad Ali

  • Filename: muhammad-ali.
  • ISBN: 0822524481
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Arlene Schulman
  • Publisher: Lerner Publications



Examines the life and career of Muhammad Ali, including his childhood, his performance at the 1960 Olympics, his exile from boxing for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War, and his reigns as heavyweight champion of the world.

Muhammad Ali

  • Filename: muhammad-ali.
  • ISBN: 9781429617710
  • Release Date: 2007-01-01
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Michael Burgan
  • Publisher: Capstone Classroom



"In graphic novel format, tells the life story of dynamic heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who gained fame for his boxing skills, political views, and humanitarian efforts"--Provided by publisher.

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