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?
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Muhammad Ali is the former three-time world heavyweight boxing champion. He and his wife, Lonnie, have established the Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, to preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali. Hana Ali is a writer. She lives in Michigan, near her father and stepmother.
Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize winning American author, editor, and professor. Her contributions to the modern canon are numerous. Some of her acclaimed titles include: "The Bluest Eye", "Song of Solomon", and "Beloved", which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature 1993.
A splendid action-packed hurricane of a book! --The New York Times
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! --Publishers Weekly
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. --The New York Times
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Ser, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110246109440
Descrizione libro Hart-Davis, MacGibbon. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0246109440 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1069606
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 246109440
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0246109440