Muhammad Ali by Thomas Hauser
A Tribute to the Greatest

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Stripping away the revisionism to reveal the true nature of the man himself, this new book recounts the life journey of a fighter universally recognized as a unique and treasured world icon.
Few global personalities have commanded an all-encompassing sporting and cultural audience like Muhammad Ali. Many have tried to interpret his impact and legacy into words. Now, Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest allows us to more fully appreciate the truth—and understand both the man and the ways in which he helped recalibrate how the world perceives its transcendent figures.
In this celebratory volume, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Hauser provides a compelling retrospective of Ali’s life. relying on personal insights, interviews with close associates and other contemporaries, and memories gathered over the course of decades on the cutting edge of boxing journalism, Hauser explores Ali in colorful detail inside and outside the ring.Muhammad Ali has attained mythical status. But in recent years, he has been subjected to an image makeover by corporate America as it seeks to homogenize the electrifying nature of his persona. Hauser argues that there has been a deliberate distortion of what Ali believed, said, and stood for, and that making Ali more presentable for advertising purposes by sanitizing his legacy is a disservice to history as well as to Ali himself.
 

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Thomas Hauser is the author of thirty-seven books on a wide range of subjects. His first book, Missing, was made into an Academy Awardawinning movie, and his book Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is considered to be the definitive account of the great fighter. In 1996 Hauser coauthored with Ali the book Healing, for which they won the Haviva Reik Award. In 2004 Hauser won the Nat Fleischer Award for Career Excellence in Boxing Journalism from the Boxing Writers Association of America.
 
Published June 4, 2016 by Pegasus Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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While Eig chose to re-examine the full breadth of Ali’s life and career, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith took a rigorous look at a critical slice of Ali’s earlier years: how Cassius Clay become Muhammad Ali, which they delve into in their recently published book, “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friends...

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While Eig chose to re-examine the full breadth of Ali’s life and career, Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith took a rigorous look at a critical slice of Ali’s earlier years: how Cassius Clay become Muhammad Ali, which they delve into in their recently published book, “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friends...

Jun 11 2016 | Read Full Review of Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to th...
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