Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times by Thomas Hauser with the co-operation of Muhammad Ali lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Robson Books, 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: He is still one of the most recognizable men on earth. Thirty years after he burst upon the scene as a gold medal winner at the Rome Olympics, Muhammad Ali remains a magical figure, known and loved throughout the world.
Ali brought unprecedented speed and grace to his sport, and his charm and wit changed forever what the world expects a champion to be. His accomplishments in the ring were the stuff of legend two fights with Sonny Liston, when he proclaimed himself “the greatest” and proved he was; three epic wars against Joe Frazier; the stunning victory over George Foreman in Zaire; and, late in his career, the brutal beating he absorbed at the hands of Larry Holmes. But there was always far more to Muhammad Ali than what took place in a boxing ring.
Alis life and career have been played out as much on the front page as the sports page. His early embrace of the “Black Muslim” movement and his insistence on being called Muhammad Ali instead of his “slave name”, Cassius Clay, heralded a new era in black pride. His refusal to be inducted into the US Army (“I aint got no quarrel with them Viet Cong”) anticipated the growing anti-war movement of the 1960s. And his willingness to stage his fights in such far-flung locales as Kinshasa, Manila and Kuala Lumpur signalled a shift away from superpower dominance towards a growing awareness of the importance of the Third World.
Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is the first comprehensive and honest portrait of this extraordinary man. In the words of over 200 of Alis family members, associates, opponents, friends, enemies and others who have known him best, the real Ali emerges: deeply religious, mercurial, kind, generous, a showman in and out of the ring.
There has never been a world figure like Muhammad Ali. And there has never been a biography to match his accomplishments until now.
Introduction by: Hugh McIlvanney
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
544 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…