King of the World

King of the World

Muhammad Ali and the Rise of An American Hero

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Baker & Taylor
Explores the transformation of a young boxer into an internationally renowned athlete, mythic hero, American icon, and central figure in the twentieth century's social, cultural, and racial conflicts

Baker
& Taylor

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb explores the transformation of a young boxer into an internationally renowned athlete, mythic hero, American icon, and central figure in the twentieth century's social, cultural, and racial conflicts. 125,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375500657
0375500650
Branch Call Number: 920 ALI, M.
Characteristics: xvii, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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DINAH30 Jul 12, 2013

intresting book would love to read it

crankylibrarian Nov 03, 2011

The powerful story of Muhammad Ali and his game-changing role in the civil rights movement, and the evolving imagery of black men in America. Author David Remnick contrasts the three major heavyweight champions of the 1960s (Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, and Ali) as competing models of black identity: the "Bad Negro", (Liston) the "Good Negro", (Patterson) and Ali, who refused to follow either prescribed role.

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