Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
Open Road Media, 14 áôáø× 2012 - 538 òîåãéí
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.
He wouldn't play because he thought it was too rough. He was a great marbles
player; he loved to shoot marbles. And that was it, except all the time, he used to
ask me to throw rocks at him. I thought he was crazy, but he'd stand back and ...
I had two girls who were four and five years old at the time, and he was crazy
abut them and they were crazy about him. It was love at first sight, and I could see
that he came from a nice family and had a nice upbringing as far as children were
He didn't know the words, just kept on and on singing, 'Come on baby, let's do the
twist; come on baby, let's do the twist!' And it got to me. It was driving me crazy, to
tell you the truth. I said, 'Jesus, son, you done twisted all across California and ...
And Angelo says, 'You ain't seen nothing yet with this crazy bastard.' Anyway,
they got in the ring, and Johansson had a great right hand but two left feet, and
Cassius started dancing, popping him. Now remember, Johansson was getting ...
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LibraryThing Reviewáé÷åøú îùúîù - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
A superior production among boxing books, with less reference to the fights, and an attempt to cover the life away from the ring more fully. I recommend it as a good first book on Ali. ÷øà ñ÷éøä îìàä
MUHAMMAD ALI: His Life and Timesáé÷åøú îùúîù - Kirkus
A detailed, if hagiographic, account of Ali's public career and private life. Hauser (author of one of the best books ever on the fight game, 1985's Black Lights) is an obvious and uncritical fan of ... ÷øà ñ÷éøä îìàä