Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World

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Many regard Muhammad Ali simply as “The Greatest” heavyweight of all time. Others admire his battles against racial injustice and religious intolerance. A few just call him “Dad.” They are all here in this book—fifty men and women of note coming together to celebrate the man Sports Illustrated crowned “Sportsman of the Century”: Angelo Dundee, Ali’s trainer; Billy Crystal, actor; Sir Henry Cooper, former British and European heavyweight champion; Bert Sugar, journalist and boxing historian; Hana Ali, Muhammad ...
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Overview


Many regard Muhammad Ali simply as “The Greatest” heavyweight of all time. Others admire his battles against racial injustice and religious intolerance. A few just call him “Dad.” They are all here in this book—fifty men and women of note coming together to celebrate the man Sports Illustrated crowned “Sportsman of the Century”: Angelo Dundee, Ali’s trainer; Billy Crystal, actor; Sir Henry Cooper, former British and European heavyweight champion; Bert Sugar, journalist and boxing historian; Hana Ali, Muhammad Ali’s daughter; Ferdie Pacheco, Ali’s fight doctor; and more. This book will be treasured by anyone who has ever been inspired by “The Greatest.”
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Publishers Weekly

In prose of wildly varying quality, 52 essays address the paradox of how a man who beat other men senseless for a living and served as the spokesman for a religion that taught that white people are devils became the among the most beloved figures on the planet. The broad outlines of Ali's career are known to almost everyone, from the shocking knockout of Sonny Liston to the conversion to Islam and the theft of Ali's title after he refused to be drafted into the Vietnam War. Ali's words-"No Vietcong ever called me nigger"-remain a memorable statement from the era, and his comeback with the three Frazier fights and the "Rumble in the Jungle" provided a triumphant coda that Hollywood couldn't have scripted. Essays from such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Gil Scott Heron and Dustin Hoffman contain the platitudinous, the touching, the surprising and the bizarre. However, there are some excellent pieces here, including one by Stanley Crouch, who refers to the Nation of Islam as "cultural/political LSD... an emotional hallucinogen." Yet what impresses about this book is the sheer variety of contributors (BB King, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Bert Sugar), providing yet another testament to the enduring importance of the heavyweight boxer. (July)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602390287
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,446,506
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Lennox Claudius Lewis, CM, CBE (born September 2, 1965) is a retired boxer who won gold for Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games as an amateur. As a professional boxer he became the undisputed World heavyweight champion.
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Table of Contents


Foreword   Lennox Lewis     9
Introduction: Ali Comes Home     11
Hana Ali     26
Veronica Anderson     36
Maya Angelou     46
Jazzy B     50
Victor Bockris     55
Ina Bond     67
Billy Connolly     73
Sir Henry Cooper     78
Stanley Crouch     89
Billy Crystal     97
Howard Davis     106
Mickey Duff     109
Angelo Dundee     116
Jimmy Ellis     137
Chris Eubank     144
Cathy Freeman     149
Berry Gordy     153
William Greaves     158
Bonnie Greer     164
Janet Guerin     171
Richard Harris     177
Gil Scott Heron     182
Dustin Hoffman     187
John Jay Hooker     191
James Earl Jones     201
Tom Jones     209
George Kolinsky     214
Hank Kaplan     221
BB King     229
Mark Kram     231
Neil Leifer     243
Robert Lipsyte     257
MikeMarqusee     269
Joe Martin Jr     308
Mark McCormack     310
Hugh McIlvanney     312
Arthur Mercante     324
Kevin Mitchell     328
Leroy Neiman     339
Ferdie Pacheco     345
Sister Imogene Perrin     356
John Ramsey     358
Dick Schaap     364
Rod Steiger     373
Bert Sugar     380
Ernie Terrell     403
Jose Torres     409
Igor Vitisky     418
Chuck Wepner     420
Richard Williams     423
Ian Wooldridge     429
Mike Fox     435
Muhammad Ali personal archive     440
Index     476
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2007

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    This is an outstanding collection of essays about Muhammad Ali. Billy Crystal, Tom Jones, Bert Sugar, Jose Torres, Mickey Duff, B.B. King, Berry Gordy, Dustin Hoffman, Chuck Wepner, the list goes on and on! I've never seen anything like it!

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