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Who Was Muhammad Ali?

Who Was Muhammad Ali?

  • Author: James Buckley, Jr.,Who HQ
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399540059
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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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

Muhammad Ali

His Life and Times

  • Author: Thomas Hauser
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453250638
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 538
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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 enhanced ebook includes rare video footage, audio clips, and photos authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.

Ali Rap

Ali Rap

Muhammad Ali the First Heavyweight Champion of Rap

  • Author: George Lois
  • Publisher: Taschen America Llc
  • ISBN: 9783822851562
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 296
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Before there was hip-hop: from the publisher that brought you the biggest book on Ali, here comes the smallest This book contains over 300 rap rhythms, witticisms, insults, wisecracks, politically incorrect quips, courageous stands and words of inspiration from the mind, heart and soul of the brash young Cassius Clay, as he steadily grew into the magnificent man who is Muhammad Ali. From a narcissistic self-promoter who eventually became a man of enduring spirituality through a journey of formidable tests, Ali has emerged as a true superhero in the annals of American history, and the Worldwide Ambassador of Courage and Conviction. This fresh, first-person book serves as a hilarious and moving hands-on autobiography by Muhammad Ali, the intrepid man of action who spoke in soundbites, all wittily and powerfully visualized by the provocateur graphic designer, George Lois. Important Dates: ? Dec. 11, 2006: 25th Anniversary of Ali's last fight ? Jan. 17, 2007: Ali's 65th birthday Co-published with ESPN Books, the launch of Ali Rap will be supported with an unprecedented marketing and publicity blitz from ESPN, America's #1 sports media outlet: ESPN Television: ? Ali Rap, The Movie: original 1-hour special based on the book. Through actual Ali clips as well as celebrity performers, the show will feature the most colorful and powerful quotes from him over the course of his life. (debut follows the Heisman Trophy Awards: Dec. 9, 2006, 9 p.m.) ? Ali's Dozen, The Movie: original 1-hour special featuring Ali's 12 most important boxing rounds. (debuts Dec. 9, 2006, 10 p.m.) ? Ali's 65, The Movie: original 2-hour special tied to Muhammad Ali's 65th birthday, celebrating Ali's unique life and career.Fresh off his Emmy-winning ?Rhythm of the Rope, ? Johnson McKelvy will be the producer for this show. (debuts Jan. 3, 2007, 10 p.m.) ? Ali Rap Vignettes: 30-second shorts of Ali's most memorable declarations (running daily, Dec. 9, 2006 ? Jan. 17, 2007) ? TV Advertisements: 10- and 15-second spots for Ali Rap to air on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic and ESPNEWS (late Nov. 2006 ? early Jan. 2007) ESPN The Magazine: ? Substantial book excerpt (Nov. 2006) ? 5 ? 6 featured ads for the book (Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 6., Dec. 21, 2006) ESPN Radio: ? Author interviews (Nov. 2006) ? On-air promotions and giveaways (Nov. 2006) ESPN New Media: ? Prominent feature on ESPN.com and ESPNBooks.com: book cover, description and excerpt, plus link to online retailer (Nov. 2006) ? Fully customizable E-card available for download ? Selected Ali Rap Vignettes featured on Mobile ESPN, ESPN Motion, ESPN Radio and ESPN 360. Facts about ESPN: ? ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic and ESPNEWS Television networks have a combined average audience 2,011,000 households in America during primetime (average of 971,000 households over a 24-hour period). ? ESPN.com celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2005 with nearly 19 million visitors monthly, and has been the leading sports Web site every year since launch. ? ESPN Radio is now heard on more than 300 full-time affiliates covering 85% of the United States; 750 stations carry some ESPN programming, including the top 50 markets and 99 of the top 100. The author: Advertising communicator George Lois is known for dozens of marketing miracles that triggered innovative and populist changes in American and world culture. His most famous work includes the ?I Want My MTV? campaign, JiffyLube and Tommy Hilfiger ads, USA Today's breakthrough ?singing? TV campaign, and ESPN's ?In Your Face? campaign. He is also known as the legendary creator of the iconic Esquire covers of the 1960s. Lois is the author of five books of his work; his previous book is $ellebrity, dealing with his campaigns using celebrities in fresh and outrageous ways. Contributor: Ron Holland worked alongside George Lois in the glory days of the Creative Revolution as a pioneer copywriter of Big Idea advertising. They continue their never-really-separated lives working on their matchless kind of advertising to this day.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

  • Author: James Buckley, Jr.
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • ISBN: 9780836850963
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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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

Muhammad Ali

Champion of the World

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0375836225
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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Provides an in-depth profile of this legendary and flamboyant boxer and the complicated life he led, from changing his religion and his name to dodging the draft during the Vietnam Era and fighting his way to regain a stripped title.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

A Man of Many Voices

  • Author: Barbara L. Tischler
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317691202
  • Category: History
  • Page: 218
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Muhammad Ali was not only a champion athlete, but a cultural icon. While his skill as a boxer made him famous, his strong personality and his identity as a black man in a country in the midst of the struggle for civil rights made him an enduring symbol. From his youth in segregated Louisville, Kentucky, to his victory in the 1960 Olympics, to the controversy that surrounded his conversion to Islam and refusal of the draft during the Vietnam War, Ali's life was closely linked to the major social and political struggles of the 1960s and 70s. The story of his struggles, failures, and triumphs sheds light on issues of race, class, religion, dissent, and the role of sports in American society that affected all Americans. In this lively, concise biography, Barbara L. Tischler introduces students to Ali's life in social and political context, and explores his enduring significance as a symbol of resistance. Muhammad Ali: A Many of Many Voices offers the perfect introduction to this extraordinary American and his times.

Who is Muhammad?

Who is Muhammad?

  • Author: Khurram Murad
  • Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 0860375021
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 40
  • View: 668
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This concise biography provides an inspiring introduction to the exemplary personality of the Prophet of Islam. This was the last book written by the late Khurram Murad as a final part of a trio on the Holy Qur'an, and the life and message of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

The Life of a Legend

  • Author: Fiaz Rafiq
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
  • ISBN: 1788853296
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 352
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Muhammad Ali is one of the most remarkable sports personalities and celebrities of our time. He is a legend who transcended boxing and rose above all sport. A man of mythic proportions, Ali rose to become a prominent feature of our cultural landscape. Through exclusive accounts from family members, close friends, associates and adversaries, Fiaz Rafiq has compiled a compelling and intriguing insight into a sporting legend. Muhammad Ali's story is an epic one, one of bravery, courage, hope, skill and indomitable will. Muhammad Ali: The Life of a Legend is the ultimate tribute to one of the greatest icons in world sport.

The Greatest Muhammad Ali Quiz Book

The Greatest Muhammad Ali Quiz Book

Hundreds of Questions About Muhammad Ali, His Life, His Times and His Opponents

  • Author: Thomas A. Bryar
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 9781467895859
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
  • View: 9572
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Throughout his entire amateure boxing career Muhammad Ali was 'Good'. Nobody really new that he was 'Great', until he turned professional. When he told the 'World' that he was, 'The Greatest'. Not only inside the ring was he considered 'The Greatest' boxer of his era, but the 'Greatest' boxer of 'All Time'. Even outside the ring, he captivated his audiences, with his razor-sharp wit and and lightening- quick togue. He had a 'Way' with words, which impacted harder than any right or left hand on the media, fans and opponents. Which led in many cases to defeating his opponents before their contests began. He has travelled the World. He is known throughout the World. Yet even today or in the next centuary Muhammad Ali's name will not be forgotten. He is not only 'The Greatest'; he is a Legend' forever. Who better to write a quize book about! A quiz book that covers Muhammad Ali's life, his times and his opponents. You now have the chance to come face to face with 'The Champ' and find out how much you really knew about, 'The Greatest'.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

  • Author: Sybille Titeux de la Croix
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN: 1506703186
  • Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Page: 128
  • View: 6863
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""An original graphic novel celebrating the life of the glorious athlete who became the three-time heavyweight boxing legend, activist, and provocateur: Muhammad Ali."--Provided by publisher"--