Muhammad Ali: his life and times

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Few global personalities have commanded an all-encompassing sporting and cultural audience like Muhammad Ali. Many have tried to interpret his impact and legacy into words. Now, Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest allows us to more fully appreciate the truth--and understand both the man and the ways in which he helped recalibrate how the world perceives its transcendent figures.In this celebratory volume, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Hauser provides a compelling retrospective of Ali's life. relying on personal insights, interviews with close associates and other contemporaries, and memories gathered over the course of decades on the cutting edge of boxing journalism, Hauser explores Ali in colorful detail inside and outside the ring.Muhammad Ali has attained mythical status. But in recent years, he has been subjected to an image makeover by corporate America as it seeks to homogenize the electrifying nature of his persona. Hauser argues that there has been a deliberate distortion of what Ali believed, said, and stood for, and that making Ali more presentable for advertising purposes by sanitizing his legacy is a disservice to history as well as to Ali himself.
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display_description A sweeping biography of one of the greatest and most provocative athletes of all time Decades after his final fight, Muhammad Ali remains larger than life in the imagination of hundreds of millions of people around the world. He won the heavyweight championship at age twenty-two by conquering Sonny Liston in dramatic fashion. The political establishment stripped him of his prize 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, who gave new meaning to the word courage and changed forever our conception of what makes a champion. This ebook includes rare photos authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.
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subject_facet African American boxers -- Biography, Ali, Muhammad, -- 1942-2016, Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography, Electronic books
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