"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" is forever engraved in the collective consciousness of generations who watched Cassius Clay emerge from obscurity to become Muhammad Ali. Now a glorious new pictorial work -- Muhammad Ali: In Perspective -- celebrates the legendary career and private life of this extraordinary man. With dramatic photographs from some of the world's best photographers, including Howard Bingham, and newly discovered archival material, it explores Ali's life from his childhood in Louisville, Kentucky, to his epic bouts with Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, to his controversial alliance with the Nation of Islam, his refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army, the evolution of his religious beliefs and his life today. Drawing on dozens of recently conducted interviews and hundreds of hours spent with Ali, author Thomas Hauser, who is recognized the world over for his earlier works on Ali, reveals the man behind the blazing lights; a hero who continues to command reverential respect long after his glory days in boxing.
There was a time when Muhammad Ali was the greatest fighter in the world. He's not anymore, because like the rest of us, he has gotten older. But Muhammad Ali is now the most loved person in the world. He can go anywhere -- to a shopping mall in the United States, a restaurant in Europe, a marketplace in Africa, a village in Asia -- and virtually every man, woman and child he sees will know and embrace him. That's an incredible status for anyone to hold.
Muhammad Ali: In Perspective is a compelling portrait of a unique man: a superstar athlete who has become more important than his sport; a cultural icon who is a genuine role model. Ali has earned the right to the title he once proclaimed for himself -- "The Greatest."
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