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Muhammad Ali

Author : Thomas Hauser
ISBN : 9781453241196
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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 ebook includes rare photos authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.

Muhammad Ali His Life And Times

Author : Thomas Hauser
ISBN : 9781907554902
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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

Author : Thomas Hauser
ISBN : 9781453250631
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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.

Muhammad Ali

Author : Thomas Hauser
ISBN : 9786022912491
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hanya sedikit tokoh dunia yang bisa menggerakkan penikmat olahraga dan masyarakat secara luas seperti Muhammad Ali. Banyak juga yang mencoba menafsirkan kembali pengaruh dan warisannya ke dalam tulisan. Kini, Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest memberikan kesempatan bagi kita untuk mengapresiasi secara mendalam kebenaran di balik sosok ini-sekaligus memahami Ali dan cara-cara yang ia gunakan untuk menafsirkan kembali pandangan dunia mengenai sosoknya yang penuh kontroversi. Lewat buku ini, Thomas Hauser, penulis buku laris versi The New York Times yang mendapatkan kepercayaan penuh dari Ali untuk menuliskan biografinya, memberikan sudut pandang terbaru tentang kehidupan sang petinju legendaris. Berdasarkan kedekatan personal, wawancara dengan kawan-kawan dekat dan orang-orang yang sezaman dengan Ali, serta laporan jurnalistik mengenai tinju yang mutakhir selama beberapa dekade, Hauser mengeksplorasi Ali secara terperinci, baik di dalam maupun di luar ring tinju. Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest menguliti perubahan ini untuk mengungkapkan sosok Ali yang sebenarnya. Sosok yang penuh cinta kasih, menjunjung tinggi perdamaian, kebanggaannya akan Islam dan persamaan hak manusia, hingga responsnya terhadap dunia sekitar yang membenci sekaligus mencintainya. [Mizan, Bentang Pustaka, Biografi, Official, Sosok, Ali, Olahraga, Atlet, Terjemahan, Indonesia]

King Of The World

Author : David Remnick
ISBN : 9780804173629
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With an Introduction by Salman Rushdie On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was "a new kind of black man" who would shortly transform America's racial politics, its popular culture, and its notions of heroism. No one has captured Ali--and the era that he exhilarated and sometimes infuriated--with greater vibrancy, drama, and astuteness than David Remnick, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb (and editor of The New Yorker). In charting Ali's rise from the gyms of Louisville, Kentucky, to his epochal fights against Liston and Floyd Patterson, Remnick creates a canvas of unparalleled richness. He gives us empathetic portraits of wisecracking sportswriters and bone-breaking mobsters; of the baleful Liston and the haunted Patterson; of an audacious Norman Mailer and an enigmatic Malcolm X. Most of all, King of the World does justice to the speed, grace, courage, humor, and ebullience of one of the greatest athletes and irresistibly dynamic personalities of our time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Muhammad Ali

Author : Thomas Hauser
ISBN : 1861058942
Genre : African American boxers
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Scheduled for publication in the same month as three significant anniversaries in Ali's ring career: his return from ring exile against Joe Quarry (35 years ago), his climactic third fight against Joe Frazier (30 years ago) and the beating he absorbed at the hands of Larry Holmes (25 years ago). 'Muhammad Ali: The Lost Legacy' is the most important work on its subject since 'Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times' was published to international acclaim 14 years ago. Thomas Hauser has continued to observe and comment upon Ali with a series of essays that are published here as a collection for the first time, including one final previously unpublished essay. Forty-one black and white photos of Ali accompany the text. 'Muhammad Ali: The Lost Legacy' fills in the gaps in the record of Ali's life from beginning to end. Ali's love affair with the world reached its zenith in 1996, when he was chosen to light the Olympic flame in Atlanta. But since then,' writes Hauser, 'there has been a determined effort to rewrite history. In order to take advantage of Ali's economic potential. All of the rough edges are being filed away from Ali's life story and he has been turned into a virtual Disney character.' Hauser believes Ali's legend is now imperilled and there has been a deliberate distortion in what Ali once believed, said and stood for, that it has been deemed desirable to sanitise him so promoters can take advantage of his commercial appeal.

The Soul Of A Butterfly

Author : Hana Yasmeen Ali
ISBN : 9781448168538
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this poignant, moving book, Muhammad Ali shares the beliefs he has come to live by and which he has passed on to his children. Some of the wisdom is his own; some comes from the teachings of true Islam, from his spiritual studies, and from people he has met in the course of his extraordinary life. Here, as he recalls his early days as a young warrior in Louisville, Kentucky, and his meteoric rise to fame as Heavyweight Champion of the World, a title he won three times, he tells of the many battles he won and lost, both inside and outside the ring and his conversion to Islam in the 1960s. Now, working tirelessly as a worldwide ambassador for peace, he talks of the damage caused when religion is used to tear people apart, the essential need for unity in this troubled world, and how his faith sustains him on this, the most important journey of his life - the journey to forgiveness and peace. Together with his daughter Hana, in this timely spiritual memoir Ali draws upon his rich reserve of notes, tapes and journals, and writes with compassion, warmth and, of course, humour on how we can liberate mind, body and spirit when we pursue and embrace the one essential truth - love.

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