Muhammad Ali by Thomas Hauser
His Life and Times

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A sweeping biography of one of the greatest and most provocative athletes of all time Decades after his final fight, Muhammad Ali remains larger than life in the imagination of hundreds of millions of people around the world. He won the heavyweight championship at age twenty-two by conquering Sonny Liston in dramatic fashion. The political establishment stripped him of his prize when he refused induction into the United States Army during the height of the war in Vietnam. Ultimately, Ali returned to reclaim his crown, prevailing in epic fights against the likes of Joe Frazier and George Foreman. His talent and charisma—and above all, his adherence to principle—made him a cultural icon and one of the most beloved sporting figures of all time. But that is only half the tale. Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is also the story of Ali, the man. Author Thomas Hauser got closer to Ali than any previous biographer. His work—told in Ali’s own words and those of hundreds of family members, friends, rivals, and others who interacted with “The Greatest” over the decades—reveals a deeply spiritual, complex man, who gave new meaning to the word courage and changed forever our conception of what makes a champion. This ebook includes rare photos authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.
 

About Thomas Hauser

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Thomas Hauser is a New York City attorney, Pulitzer Prize nominee and the author of fourteen books, including the boxing titles 'The Black Lights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing,' and 'Muhammad Ali in Perspective.'
 
Published February 14, 2012 by Open Road Media. 423 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A detailed, if hagiographic, account of Ali's public career and private life.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

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Hauser compiles opinions from a wide-ranging roster of interviewees to create a portrait of the controversial boxing champ that bristles with insights, jabs and tributes. Photos. (June)

Jun 15 1992 | Read Full Review of Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

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Draft dodger, rebel, poet and Third World supporter, boxing champ Muhammad Ali symbolizes different things to different people. To many an icon of black pride and empowerment, the Kentucky-born heavyw

Jun 03 1991 | Read Full Review of Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

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Bradley Kaplan, who was listed as a director of the documentary and as an executive producer of it for Maysles Films, is also a producer for Maysles Films.

Oct 26 2009 | Read Full Review of Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

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Hauser compiles opinions from a wide-ranging roster of interviewees to create a portrait of the controversial boxing champ that bristles with insights, jabs and tributes.

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To many an icon of black pride and empowerment, the Kentucky-born heavyweight is viewed by others as a separatist who embraced the divisive Black Muslim religion, by still others as the victim of a brutalizing sport.

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By 1980, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, Muhammad Ali had surpassed Lincoln, Christ, and Napoleon as the most written-about person in history.

Jun 21 1991 | Read Full Review of Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

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