Greatest: My Own Story

Greatest: My Own Story

by Muhammad Ali, Richard Durham
     
 
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

Overview

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?

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - Ishmael Reed
A splendid action-packed hurricane of a book! No routine athlete's autobiography...honest...very convincing... to read it is like getting Ali alone in a room and hearing him answer all the questions one ever thought to ask.
Publishers Weekly
The whole man is here as Mailer, Sheed, and a whole raft of sportswriters never caught him...Ali goes the whole route and comes up a spectacular winner. This is an extraordinary sports biography!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394462684
Publisher:
Random House, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1975
Pages:
480

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