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Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali

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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.

Float Like a Butterfly Sting Like a Bee

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Muhammad Ali, illustrated biography.

Nelson Mandela Muhammad Ali

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Nelson Mandela & Muhammad Ali, illustrated biography.

Muhammad Ali

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As the first book by scholars on the significance of his life and times, Muhammad Ali, the People's Champ is a fresh reassessment of the place of a giant sports idol and the role he has played in American history.

Muhammad Ali His Life and Times

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One of the most recognisable, respected and inspirational men on earth, Muhammad Ali is the world's most famous boxing hero. Ali brought unprecedented speed and grace to the sport, and his charm and wit changed forever what the world expects of a champion athlete. In the words of over two hundred of Ali's family members, associates, opponents, friends and enemies, this comprehensive and honest portrait relates his legendary sporting accomplishments, as well as the high drama of life outside the boxing ring. From Olympic gold in Rome, to stunning victory over George Foreman in Zaire, every historic victory and defeat of Ali's career is covered. His controversial embrace of the Nation of Islam - with the renunciation of his 'slave name', Cassius Clay - and the historic refusal to be inducted into the US Army makes for compelling reading. Ali became America's first national conscientious objector, and with a willingness to stage his fights in Third World locales, he continued his advocacy for people in need which was honoured in 2000 when he became a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Charismatic, dedicated and a skilful self-publicist, Ali is the living embodiment of the American Dream. This is the biography to match his achievements.

Muhammad Ali A Biography

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ABOUT THE BOOK As indicated by the blizzard of 70th birthday tributes published at the start of 2012, Muhammad Ali has the kind of international recognition matched by few public figures living or dead. Ali is arguably the most reviled and beloved spokesman in the history of U.S. civil rights. He danced, boasted, and rhymed his way into our lives with messages about freedom of worship and equality for African Americans. He infuriated the staid patriarchy with his rebellious attitude and rejection of Christianity. Barely literate in conventional reading and writing, Ali was pure genius in the social media of his time, television. He loved being on camera, and the camera adored him right back. He energized a dying sport and, for better or worse, provided the model for sports showmanship and personality marketing that pervades today’s spectator events. Even more remarkably, Ali the athlete lived up to his own hype. He reached the pinnacle of his athletic potential and stayed there while surrounded by distractions of every size, shape, and volume. The same sportswriters who hated his politics and religion, grudgingly had to acknowledge that no 200-pound fighter before or since delivered such a lethal combination of speed and grace. He won a record-setting three heavyweight titles in a professional career that spanned 21 years. Ali was a brilliant strategist, inside and outside of the ropes. He understood how psychology could wear an opponent down as effectively as any body blow. His clowning for public consumption was unabashedly exuberant. When the time came to be serious, however, no competitor was more focused or determined. A tempestuous man living through unsettling times, Ali showed a facility for affecting people at their deepest emotional levels. To this day very few people react to him with lukewarm feelings—you either hate him or love him. He has been successful in virtually every aspect of his life, except perhaps his current battle with Parkinson’s. More importantly, were you to ask, it would be hard to imagine him conceding defeat. REACTIONS FROM WELL-KNOWN FRIENDS [Cassius Clay] fits in with the famous singers no one can hear and the punks riding motorcycles and Batman and the boys with their long dirty hair and the girls with the unwashed look and the college kids dancing naked at secret proms and the revolt of students who get a check from Dad, and the painters who copy the labels off soup cans and surf bums who refuse to work and the whole pampered cult of the bored young. (Jimmy Cannon) [Clay] will mean more to his people than any athlete before him. He is more than [first black major-league baseball player] Jackie Robinson was, because Robinson is the white man's hero. But Cassius is the black man's hero. Do you know why? Because the white press wanted him to lose [his heavyweight championship bout] ... because he is a Muslim. You notice nobody cares about the religion of other athletes. But their prejudice against Clay blinded them to his ability. (Malcolm X) ...buy the book to keep reading!

Ali

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"Based on more than 500 interviews, including Muhammad Ali's closest associates, and enhanced by access to thousands of pages of newly released FBI records, this is a ... story of a man who became one of the great figures of the twentieth century [boxing world]"--

Iqbal an Illustrated Biography

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Biography of Muhammad Iqbal, 1877-1938, Urdu poet and philosopher.

The Greatest My Own Story

Author : Muhammad Ali
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In his own words, the heavyweight champion of the world pulls no punches as he chronicles the battles he faced in and out of the ring in this fascinating memoir edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison. Growing up in the South, surrounded by racial bigotry and discrimination, Ali fought not just for a living, but also for respect and rewards far more precious than money or glory. He was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and the BBC. Ali redefined what it meant to be an athlete by giving hope to millions around the world and inspiring us all to fight for what is important to us. This is a multifaceted portrait of Muhammad Ali only he could render: sports legend; unapologetic anti-war advocate; outrageous showman and gracious goodwill ambassador; fighter, lover, poet, and provocateur; an irresistible force to be reckoned with. Who better to tell the tale than the man who went the distance living it?

Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Champion

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Chronicles the life of the heavyweight boxing champion, from his early years to his draft resistance through his astounding boxing career which established him as one of the greatest fighters of all time.

Champion

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"I am the greatest! I am the king!" Muhammad Ali was one of the most electrifying, inspiring, and confrontational athletes of his generation. At the height of his boxing career, Ali was as despised as he was adored. Loud and aggressive as well as confident and dedicated, he was the quintessential showman, the undeniable champion of his sport, and one of the most recognizable faces in the world. He was challenged at every turn: faced with racial discrimination in his everyday life, mocked by the sports media as his career began, ridiculed for adopting a new religion, and stripped by the U.S. government of his very livelihood for refusing to go to war. Muhammad Ali faced the obstacles in his life the way he faced his opponents in the ring, brashly and with all the force at his command. In his private life, he was also deeply spiritual, committed to standing up against social injustice, and steadfast in his beliefs. Featuring stunning illustrations and covering his entire life from childhood through his professional career to his end of life battle with Parkinson's Syndrome, this is a moving tribute to the legacy of this impressive figure.

Picturing Frederick Douglass An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century s Most Photographed American

Author : John Stauffer
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A landmark and collectible volume—beautifully produced in duotone—that canonizes Frederick Douglass through historic photography. Commemorating the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birthday and featuring images discovered since its original publication in 2015, this “tour de force” (Library Journal, starred review) reintroduced Frederick Douglass to a twenty-first-century audience. From these pages—which include over 160 photographs of Douglass, as well as his previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics—we learn that neither Custer nor Twain, nor even Abraham Lincoln, was the most photographed American of the nineteenth century. Indeed, it was Frederick Douglass, the ex-slave-turned-abolitionist, eloquent orator, and seminal writer, who is canonized here as a leading pioneer in photography and a prescient theorist who believed in the explosive social power of what was then just an emerging art form. Featuring: Contributions from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. (a direct Douglass descendent) 160 separate photographs of Douglass—many of which have never been publicly seen and were long lost to history A collection of contemporaneous artwork that shows how powerful Douglass’s photographic legacy remains today, over a century after his death All Douglass’s previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics

Who Was Muhammad Ali

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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time (in succession) World Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed “The Greatest,” Ali was as well known for his unique boxing style, consisting of the Ali Shuffle and the rope-a-dope, as he was for the catchphrase “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” He was an uncompromising athlete who brought beauty and grace to a very rough sport and became one of the world’s most famous cultural icons. Read Who Was Muhammad Ali? and discover “The Greatest.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

Muhammad Ali

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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.

Muhammad Ali and Company

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Articles on the world of professional boxing discuss great boxers, key fights, influential managers, and important issues

Muhammad Ali

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This biography will have your readers on the edge of their seats. Muhammad Ali was a triple threat: heavyweight boxing champion, civil rights activist, and international sports icon. One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, Ali dominated professional boxing for more than a decade in the 1960s and 1970s. Brash and outspoken, he proclaimed "I am the greatest." He backed it up. A true rebel, he refused to serve in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, saying it violated his religious beliefs. And after retiring from boxing, Ali had one more fight: diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984, he raised awareness of and funds for treatment and research for over 30 years. When he died in 2016, the world lost one of its most treasured and rebellious sports figures.

Muhammad Ali in Perspective

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Provides a pictorial biography of the legendary boxer, capturing the private life, sports career, and charm of the athlete known as "The Greatest"

Muhammad Ali

Author : Carrie Golus
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Describes the life and accomplishments of the first boxer to win the world heavyweight championship three times.

Muhammad Ali

Author : Michael Burgan
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"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.