MUHAMMAD ALI IN HIS OWN WORDS

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Muhammad Ali

Author : Thomas Hauser
ISBN : 9781453250631
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

His Own Words

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ISBN : 9781847288806
Genre : History
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Al Qaeda second in command Dr. Ayman Zawahiri is often referred to as the "brains of Al Qaeda." This book translates into English the writings of Zawahiri, as well as the post-September 11 communiques of the Egyptian physician turned terrorist. It includes a complete translation of his December 2001 book "Knights Under the Prophet's Banner." If you want to know what makes this Al Qaeda leader tick, this is the book to read.
Category: History

The Greatest My Own Story

Author : Muhammad Ali
ISBN : 9781631680359
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In his own words, the heavyweight champion of the world pulls no punches as he chronicles the battles he faced in and out of the ring in this fascinating memoir edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison. Growing up in the South, surrounded by racial bigotry and discrimination, Ali fought not just for a living, but also for respect and rewards far more precious than money or glory. He was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and the BBC. Ali redefined what it meant to be an athlete by giving hope to millions around the world and inspiring us all to fight for what is important to us. This is a multifaceted portrait of Muhammad Ali only he could render: sports legend; unapologetic anti-war advocate; outrageous showman and gracious goodwill ambassador; fighter, lover, poet, and provocateur; an irresistible force to be reckoned with. Who better to tell the tale than the man who went the distance living it?
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Muhammad Ali The People S Champ

Author : Elliott J. Gorn
ISBN : 0252067215
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ali as cultural icon, antiwar protestor, narcissist . . . this is the first book to comprehensively evaluate Ali's import outside the ring.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Greatest

Author : M. Prefontaine
ISBN : 1533656207
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I'll tell you how I would like to be remembered: As a black man who won the heavyweight title - Who was humorous and never looked down on those who looked up to him - A man who stood for freedom, justice and equality - And I wouldn't even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was. Muhammad Ali No one has straddled the world of sport, politics and popular culture as Muhammad Ali did. He was born in Louisville in 1942 in an America where blacks were subjected to a brutal apartheid and were treated as second class citizens. He rose, through his boxing skill and character, to become the most famous person in the world at the time. He was most famous for styling himself as 'The Greatest'. There is a consensus that he was the greatest of boxers during an era of great boxers. However, he was far more than that. He was a very great man a moral leader, anti-war and fierce opponent of racial prejudice. A career beyond boxing as a black political leader, fighting for the rights of an oppressed minority, seemed inevitable. Fate had another twist however and Ali suffered from Parkinson's Disease for 30 years, possibly exacerbated by an extended boxing career. This rendered his full potential as an advocate for black rights impossible. This book tells the story of a much loved and complex man through his own words.
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The Greatest Muhammad Ali

Author : Walter Dean Myers
ISBN : 9781338145434
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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From his childhood in the segregated South to his final fight with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali never backed down. He was banned from boxing during his prime because he refused to fight in Vietnam. He became a symbol of the antiwar movement - and a defender of civil rights. As "The Greatest," he was a boxer of undeniable talent and courage. He took the world by storm - only Ali could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!" Muhammad Ali: Olympic gold medalist, former heavyweight champion, and one of the most influential people of all time.
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The Founder Of Modern Egypt

Author : Henry Dodwell
ISBN : 9780521232647
Genre : History
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Reprinted in 1967, this 1931 book is an historical and administrative study of the reign of Muhammad 'Ali (1769-1849). The author strives 'to escape from the traditional hero of French and villain of English writers, and to ascertain by a study of original materials what Muhammad 'Ali really did'.
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Baha U Llah In His Own Words

Author : Peter Terry
ISBN : 9780557058211
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The autobiography of Baháâuâlláh (1817-1892), founder of the modern religion called the Baháâà Faith by its adherents.
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Muhammad Ali

Author : Arlene Schulman
ISBN : 0822549255
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Chronicles the life of the former heavyweight boxing champion, including his youth, his boxing career, his Muslim beliefs, and his civil-rights activities
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Muhammad Ali

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ISBN : 9781625210203
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Many boxing fans think Muhammad Ali was the greatest fighter of all time. Learn his inspiring life story, from growing up in Kentucky to the Summer Olympics to securing his place in history as world champion.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction