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eBook King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero download ISBN: 0375702296
Author: David Remnick
Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Books Ed edition (October 5, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 352
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Category: Sports
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King of the World book. The book does a nice job of painting a broad picture of Muhammad Ali (and young Cassius Clay) while focusing primarily on the Liston - Clay fight that made him famous

King of the World book. There were mythic sports figures before him-Jack Johnson, Babe. The book does a nice job of painting a broad picture of Muhammad Ali (and young Cassius Clay) while focusing primarily on the Liston - Clay fight that made him famous. It touches on a lot of the major points of Clay's life: Growing up in Kentucky, Finding Boxing, High School, the Olympics, The Louisville Syndicate, First Fights, the Liston Fight (FL), the Liston Fight (ME), the Nation of Islam, the Women of Ali (or the Pelvic Missionary) Malcolm X, the Vietnam War, Floyd Patterson, Later Years

The bestselling biography of Muhammad Ali-with an Introduction by Salman Rushdie On the night in 1964 that . Of course David Remnick sheds light on these subjects, but where King of the World really shines is in the ring itself.

The bestselling biography of Muhammad Ali-with an Introduction by Salman Rushdie On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston. With telling detail, Remnick captures the drama, danger, beauty, and ugliness of a generation's worth of big heavyweight fights. Succeeds more than any previous book in bringing Ali into focus. as a starburst of energy, ego and ability whose like will never be seen again. The Wall Street Journal. Best Nonfiction Book of the Year" -Time.

FROM THE PUBLISHER On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak, who danced and talked way too much

FROM THE PUBLISHER On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak, who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was "a new kind of black man" who would shortly transform America's racial politics, its popular culture, and its notions of heroism.

As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. Muhammad Ali is a great hero and a beloved figure in American life. King of the World takes us back to the days when his life was a series of battles, inside the ring and out. Ali was a transcendent athlete and entertainer, a heavyweight Fred Astaire, a rapper before rap was born. He was a mirror of his era, a dynamic figure in the racial and cultural battles of his time. A master storyteller at the height of his powers, David Remnick has written a book worthy of America's most dynamic modern hero.

Remnick brings many of the events of the early 60's clearly into focus. The book deciphers the life and times of American attitudes during the time of the Civil Rights Movement

You'd think there wouldn't be much left to say about a living icon like Muhammad Ali, yet David Remnick imbues King of the World with all the freshness and vitality this legendary fighter displayed in his prime. Remnick brings many of the events of the early 60's clearly into focus. I found it fascinating to think about the proximity in time of such events as the Kennedy assassination, the Clay-Liston fight, and the Beatles invasion. The book deciphers the life and times of American attitudes during the time of the Civil Rights Movement. Importantly for me it shows how we are all creations of our environments and how different individuals respond to their reality.

King of the World features some of the pivotal figures of the 1960s - Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, John F. Kennedy - and its pivotal events: the civil rights movement, political assassinations, the war in Vietnam. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on August 25, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

King of the World is the story of an incredible rise to power, a book of battles fought inside the ring and ou.

King of the World is the story of an incredible rise to power, a book of battles fought inside the ring and out. With grace and power, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Remnick tells of a transcendent athlete and entertainer, a rapper before rap was born. He was a staff writer for the magazine from 1992 to 1998 and, previous to that, the Washington Post's correspondent in the Soviet Union. He won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1994 for his book Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. He lives in New York City with his wife and children. Библиографические данные.

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Remnick sees Ali as both a symbol and a catalyst of positive changes in American life. The book doesn’t really explain Ali’s attraction to the Muslims, who were openly criticized by Martin Luther King J. Floyd Patterson, and Jackie Robinson, among others, but he probably saw in them something comparable to his own amazing self-confidence, his sense of fearless invincibility (he said he was scared just once in the ring, the first time he fought the.

The bestselling biography of Muhammad Ali--with an Introduction by Salman RushdieOn the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was "a new kind of black man" who would shortly transform America's racial politics, its popular culture, and its notions of heroism.        No one has captured Ali--and the era that he exhilarated and sometimes infuriated--with greater vibrancy, drama, and astuteness than David Remnick, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb (and editor of The New Yorker). In charting Ali's rise from the gyms of Louisville, Kentucky, to his epochal fights against Liston and Floyd Patterson, Remnick creates a canvas of unparalleled richness. He gives us empathetic portraits of wisecracking sportswriters and bone-breaking mobsters; of the baleful Liston and the haunted Patterson; of an audacious Norman Mailer and an enigmatic Malcolm X. Most of all, King of the World does justice to the speed, grace, courage, humor, and ebullience of one of the greatest athletes and irresistibly dynamic personalities of our time.
Comments: (7)
Oso
As a child growing up Ali was my absolute favorite athlete. This book does a great job of showing the influences that helped shape Cassius Clay and led Clay to the Nation of Islam. I learned that Ali did not even choose that name for himself, Elijah Muhammad chose it for him and in many ways Ali was manipulated by this group to further their agenda. It does not paint a one-sided picture of Ali, we see a man of complex emotions, thoughts and behaviors. We see a man who could be loving and generous but who could also turn on a friend in the blink of an eye as he did with Malcolm X. We see a man whose braggadocio and clowning was all a very calculated act to psych out opponents, drive up ticket sales, and to psych himself up. A great read for any fan of boxing, and anyone interested in the times that shaped Ali and the people he fought.
Velan
This book was a gift for my daughter. She loved it. Over and over she shared bits of information she'd learned from this book at the dinner table such as "Muhammad Ali opposed war." Or "Did you know Muhammad Ali went to prison for his beliefs?"

This would likely be an excellent book for any teen, adult, or maybe even a middle-school child who is an accelerated reader.
GEL
I am not a personal fan of boxing. However, since I have lived in Louisville, KY, the city has embraced one of their own...Cassius Clay Jr. i.e. Muhammad Ali. I became friends with someone who went to high school with Cassius and was one of his best friends. So, I had to read this book and I learned so much about this gifted man. I believe anyone who reads this book will enjoy it and come away with a better understanding of this incredible man!
Deodorant for your language
This book captures the context in which Ali first gained notoriety.It clearly describes how Ali broke the mold relative to sports figures by contrasting his style both in and out of the ring to that of his immediate predecessors Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson. Ali was "THE GREATEST" in many ways. His influence on not only his own sport but on the entire culture is evident throughout this well documented and entertaining book. It is remarkable how much has changed in 35 years. Remnick brings many of the events of the early 60's clearly into focus. I found it fascinating to think about the proximity in time of such events as the Kennedy assassination, the Clay-Liston fight, and the Beatles invasion. Not that any of these things are necessarily related, but it WAS an amazing time. The writing here is crisp and the numerous quotes from eyewitnesses enhance the narrative. Well worth the time.
Camper
The Titans Reigned Supreme
Fantastic book - more than just the Ali Story -
This is one of the best-written and thought out books of the happenings amongst a small circle of the greatest heavy weights.
You get a rare insight into the lives and minds of Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay - and the awakening/becoming of Muhammad Ali
I went into this book wanting to feed my hunger for knowledge of Muhammad Ali and came out of with a craving for more Sonny Liston - I now want to know all I can about him.
Only a brief period in time is covered - but it's an in-depth look at that time and the people and the places that made up boxing and some of the world outside boxing.
This is a great book for anyone interested in these titans - for anyone interested in Patterson, Liston and Ali - for anyone interested in the history of legends.
One of the best books I've experienced - I truly felt like I was there at times - in that era - that energy of the people and the times
This is one of those books where you wish there was a part 2
Aradwyn
Absolutely the best book about Ali. I am a long time fight fan, and this book talks about the fight game back in the early 60's when Patterson and Liston were the champs, but upstart Cassius Clay (Ali) was beginning to change the world, starting with boxing. Of course the coverage of Ali is wonderful, but the discussion of the other two is also very intimately done. Great Book.
Chinon
Absoloutely fabulous. Having been born in the late 60's I can only imagine what it was like for Ali. While reading this book it was as if I was there. Remnick has chosen a delicious topic that left me hungry for more. Brilliantly weaving in the civil rights movement with the Heavy Weight title fights, Remnick puts the reader in the middle of the 50's and 60's. In the process he confirms what we already knew in our hearts, Ali is the greatest fighter of all time. But not just for his ability in the ring, but for his stand. His stand for what is right and possible for humanity. Bravo!
The best book I've read on Ali - all encompassing and easy to read.