This Barnes & Noble Exclusive escorts fight fans through the incomparable ring life of Muhammad Ali, the man self-proclaimed "The Greatest" and generally regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. This celebration explores Ali's fisticuff career in rarely seen action photos and eight realistically reproduced, removable facsimiles, each handsomely packaged in a semi-transparent envelope. The Legend of Muhammad Ali takes you from his amateur days as Cassius Clay to the "Rumble in the Jungle," his retirement and beyond. Puglistically perfect.
The Legend of Muhammad Ali: Images and Memorabilia of the Greatest Boxer of the 20th Centuryby Thomas Hauser, Bart Barry
There is no other sports hero like Muhammad Ali. Inspiring, controversial, and beloved, Ali embodies an era of turmoil as much as he does the spirit of boxing. The Legend of Muhammad Ali welcomes readers into the life of The Greatest—in and out of the ring. From his early training and first championship, to his controversial conversion to the Nation of Islam and protestation of the Vietnam War, to his bitter rivalry with Joe Frazier and his final championship fight against Leon Spinks, Ali’s life is fully explored through photographs and memorabilia. Featuring a number of rare pieces including a flight card from Cassius Clay’s first professional fight, an onsite ticket for the Ali vs. Liston rematch, a pennant from the Thrilla in Manila against Joe Frazier, and a ticket from Ali’s last professional fight against Larry Hilmes, The Legend of Muhammad Ali celebrates the legacy of an icon.
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Meet the Author
Thomas Hauser has authored forty books on subjects ranging from boxing to Beethoven. His most celebrated work, Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He lives in New York.
Bart Barry is the author of more than 250 articles about the sport of boxing. His work has appeared on 15rounds.com, CBSSports.com, and in The Arizona Republic. He lives in San Antonio.
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An attractive and well packaged book. The facimile artificats are specially cool.