Muhammad Ali

Author: Rob Shone

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404208568

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 54

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In graphic novel format, presents the life and career of the former heavyweight boxing champion.

Muhammad Ali

Author: Anthony O. Edmonds

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313330921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 2287


Presents the life of the American boxer, chronicling his rise as a young amateur fighter and Olympic medalist, his refusal to serve in the army during the Vietnam conflict, his championship bouts, and his battle against Parkinson's disease.

Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali

Author: Afaf Lutfi Sayyid-Marsot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521289689

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 7098


This account of Egyptian society traces the economic reasons for Muhammad Ali's rise to power and the effects of his regime on Egypt's development as a nation state.

Muhammad Ali

Author: Barbara L. Tischler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317691202

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 5264


Muhammad Ali was not only a champion athlete, but a cultural icon. While his skill as a boxer made him famous, his strong personality and his identity as a black man in a country in the midst of the struggle for civil rights made him an enduring symbol. From his youth in segregated Louisville, Kentucky, to his victory in the 1960 Olympics, to the controversy that surrounded his conversion to Islam and refusal of the draft during the Vietnam War, Ali's life was closely linked to the major social and political struggles of the 1960s and 70s. The story of his struggles, failures, and triumphs sheds light on issues of race, class, religion, dissent, and the role of sports in American society that affected all Americans. In this lively, concise biography, Barbara L. Tischler introduces students to Ali's life in social and political context, and explores his enduring significance as a symbol of resistance. Muhammad Ali: A Many of Many Voices offers the perfect introduction to this extraordinary American and his times.

Muhammad Ali

Author: Tim Graham

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502610515

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 114

View: 325


Considered the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali was an unprecedented fighter both in and out of the ring. He is unparalleled in celebrity and was described by President Barak Obama as a man who believes that real success comes when we rise after we fall. Through grace and conviction, Ali stood against the Vietnam War and spoke out vehemently against racism, and Islamophobia. He is considered a symbol of the civil rights movement and used his celebrity to make goodwill missions to Afghanistan, North Korea, Cuba, and Iraq. In this riveting volume, your readers will learn about the courage and class that Muhammad Ali upheld while punching down the barriers that have afflicted our society.

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Author: Howard L. Bingham,Max Wallace

Publisher: M. Evans

ISBN: 1590772105

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 1446


Now an HBO film! Catch the premiere this fall. In 1966 Muhammad Ali announced his intention to refuse induction into the United States Army as a conscientious objector. This set off a five-year battle that would strip him of his world heavyweight title, bar him from boxing, and nearly send him to prison—all at the peak of his career as the greatest boxer in history. Ali defiantly proclaimed his refusal to go to war with the assertion that it violated his beliefs as a black Muslim. The subsequent legal battle proved to be a test tougher than fighting Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman combined. Framed with photos from Ali's photographer and good friend Howard Bingham, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight is the extraordinary story of the greatest challenge to the greatest champion of the century.

Muhammad Ali

Author: Jeff Savage

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736864220

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Learn about one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 1907554904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 719

View: 7363


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.

That's Muhammad Ali's Brother! My Life on the Undercard

Author: H. Ron Braeshear (co-author)

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1634175336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 169

View: 5049


Many books and movies have been created by telling the story of my brother, Muhammad Ali. However, before I am called home, I want to share some of my life stories and memories with this book so people can learn more about my family, my brother, and me through the eyes of a member of the Clay/Ali family. I was there from the beginning and witnessed first-hand how our family s lives were changed as 'The Greatest of all Time' emerged from being a fun-loving kid on the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, to becoming an icon recognized around the world. The memories I share in this book are ones that I will treasure forever. Living through these experiences helped shape my life and made me the man I am today. I can say for a fact that no other man took as many punches from the champ as I did as a result of the training and sparring sessions that we had over the years together. It is my hope that after reading my story and accounts of key events in my family's life, you will walk away with an even greater appreciation of the Clay/Ali family name, history and legacy. I encourage you to treasure each day and strive for your own personal greatness. Peace be upon you (As-salamu alaykum) Rahaman Ali a.k.a. Rudolph Arnett Clay

Muhammad Ali: A Biography

Author: Anita Tsuchiya

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614646201

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 79

View: 6607


ABOUT THE BOOK As indicated by the blizzard of 70th birthday tributes published at the start of 2012, Muhammad Ali has the kind of international recognition matched by few public figures living or dead. Ali is arguably the most reviled and beloved spokesman in the history of U.S. civil rights. He danced, boasted, and rhymed his way into our lives with messages about freedom of worship and equality for African Americans. He infuriated the staid patriarchy with his rebellious attitude and rejection of Christianity. Barely literate in conventional reading and writing, Ali was pure genius in the social media of his time, television. He loved being on camera, and the camera adored him right back. He energized a dying sport and, for better or worse, provided the model for sports showmanship and personality marketing that pervades today’s spectator events. Even more remarkably, Ali the athlete lived up to his own hype. He reached the pinnacle of his athletic potential and stayed there while surrounded by distractions of every size, shape, and volume. The same sportswriters who hated his politics and religion, grudgingly had to acknowledge that no 200-pound fighter before or since delivered such a lethal combination of speed and grace. He won a record-setting three heavyweight titles in a professional career that spanned 21 years. Ali was a brilliant strategist, inside and outside of the ropes. He understood how psychology could wear an opponent down as effectively as any body blow. His clowning for public consumption was unabashedly exuberant. When the time came to be serious, however, no competitor was more focused or determined. A tempestuous man living through unsettling times, Ali showed a facility for affecting people at their deepest emotional levels. To this day very few people react to him with lukewarm feelings—you either hate him or love him. He has been successful in virtually every aspect of his life, except perhaps his current battle with Parkinson’s. More importantly, were you to ask, it would be hard to imagine him conceding defeat. REACTIONS FROM WELL-KNOWN FRIENDS [Cassius Clay] fits in with the famous singers no one can hear and the punks riding motorcycles and Batman and the boys with their long dirty hair and the girls with the unwashed look and the college kids dancing naked at secret proms and the revolt of students who get a check from Dad, and the painters who copy the labels off soup cans and surf bums who refuse to work and the whole pampered cult of the bored young. (Jimmy Cannon) [Clay] will mean more to his people than any athlete before him. He is more than [first black major-league baseball player] Jackie Robinson was, because Robinson is the white man's hero. But Cassius is the black man's hero. Do you know why? Because the white press wanted him to lose [his heavyweight championship bout] ... because he is a Muslim. You notice nobody cares about the religion of other athletes. But their prejudice against Clay blinded them to his ability. (Malcolm X) ...buy the book to keep reading!