Ali

Ein Leben
Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641172179
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 704
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Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil

Mit dem Herzen eines Schmetterlings


Author: Muhammad Ali
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & CompanyKG (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404616039
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Eine große Klappe und der tänzelnde Boxstil waren seine Markenzeichen. Muhammad Ali war und ist als Schwergewichtsboxer der Größte aller Zeiten ? Sportlegende und Ikone einer ganzen Generation. Mit seiner Konvertierung zum Islam setzte erein erstes öffentliches Zeichen; seit seinem Rückzug aus dem aktiven Sport und der Erkrankung an Parkinson ist Ali in zahlreichen karitativen Organisationen tätig. Damit begann sein zweites Leben: die Besinnung auf die wahren, die innerenWerte der Liebe und des Seins. In diesem Buch lernen wir den anderen Muhammad Ali kennen: den weisen, liebevollen Gatten, Familienvater, Freund und engagierten Zeitgenossen, dessen Humor und Anteilnahme zu Herzen gehen.Der Mann ist eineLegende. Sein Buch zeigt, was er wirklich denkt.

Muhammad Ali, the People's Champ


Author: Elliott J. Gorn
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252067211
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 200
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Ali as cultural icon, antiwar protestor, narcissist . . . this is the first book to comprehensively evaluate Ali's import outside the ring.

Muhammad Ali

His Life and Times
Author: Thomas Hauser
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453250638
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 538
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A sweeping biography of one of the greatest and most provocative athletes of all time—“a life that needs to be understood whether you care a whit about boxing or not” (The Boston Globe). Athlete, activist, rebel, poet, legend—Muhammad Ali stood larger than life in the imagination of hundreds of millions of people around the world. A gold medalist at the 1960 Olympics, he won the heavyweight championship at age twenty-two by conquering Sonny Liston in dramatic fashion. In the weeks after the upset victory, he confirmed his membership in the Nation of Islam and told reporters he would no longer answer to his “slave name”: Cassius Clay. The political establishment stripped him of his heavyweight title 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, whose public and private battles, including his struggle against the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease, gave new meaning to the word courage and changed forever our conception of what makes a champion. Heralded by the New York Times as “the first definitive biography of the boxer who transcended sports as no other athlete ever has,” Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most charismatic and controversial superstars. This enhanced ebook includes rare video footage, audio clips, and photos authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.

Muhammad Ali: Black Superman?

Versuch einer Demontage
Author: Markus Jodl
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3831130930
Category:
Page: 144
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Muhammad Ali wird heute zumeist als charismatischer Ex-Champion beschrieben, der sich unvergessliche Boxkampfe geliefert hat und "im gleichen Atemzuge gegen gesellschaftliche Probleme wie Rassismus und Vietnamkrieg ins Feld gezogen ist" (Munzinger Archiv). Aber dieses Bild ist falsch: Ali war kein Martin-Luther-King-in-Boxhandschuhen. Jodl zeichnet in seinem Buch den Lebensweg von Muhammad Ali von der Kindheit in Louisville bis heute nach und setzt sich dabei kritisch mit der Ali-Legende auseinander. Sichtbar wird ein Mensch, der ein grossartiger Boxer und wunderbarer Showman war, aber auch ein Narzisst, Provokateur, Rassist, Opportunist und Chauvinist. Das Buch bietet ausserdem kurze Portrats von Alis wichtigsten Gegnern, eine Aufstellung seiner Profikampfe und Listen mit allen lieferbaren Buchern, Videos und DVDs sowie eine Sammlung mit interessanten Websites rund um den "Grossten." Die Listen werden auf der Website www.blacksuperman.de regelmassig aktualisi

Muhammad Ali

A Biography
Author: Anthony O. Edmonds
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313330926
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 144
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Presents the life of the American boxer, chronicling his rise as a young amateur fighter and Olympic medalist, his refusal to serve in the army during the Vietnam conflict, his championship bouts, and his battle against Parkinson's disease.

King of the world

Der Aufstieg des Cassius Clay oder Die Geburt des Muhammad Ali
Author: David Remnick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783833302602
Category:
Page: 496
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Muhammad Ali

Boxing Champ & Role Model
Author: Tom Owens
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781617147524
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Muhammad Ali


Author: Arthur Diamond
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781560060604
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 112
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Traces the story of the former heavyweight boxing champion, detailing how he stumbled upon boxing when he was twelve and the many controversies that punctuated his career

Muhammad Ali


Author: Nick Healy
Publisher: The Creative Company
ISBN: 9781583413333
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Highlights the life of the boxer Muhammad Ali, an Olympic gold medalist known for his outspoken religious and political beliefs.

Muhammad Ali

Kleine Anekdoten aus dem Leben eines großen Sportlers
Author: Filippo Cataldo
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3959711743
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 96
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Er selbst nannte sich schon früh gänzlich unbescheiden: "Der Größte aller Zeiten". Seine Sprüche waren genauso legendär wie seine Fähigkeiten im Ring, seine Boxkämpfe waren epische Auseinandersetzungen, für die die Menschen sich den Wecker stellten. Doch wer ist der Mann, der von Cassius Clay zu Muhammad Ali wurde? Wer steckt hinter der Fassade des legendären Boxers? Dieses Buch versammelt persönliche Geschichten eines Weltstars, für den Sport immer auch politisch war. Wir kennen sie alle, die großen Denker, Künstler und Staatsmänner dieser Welt. Menschen, die durch ihr Handeln und ihr Engagement bekannt wurden – ehrgeizig, talentiert, zielstrebig und erfolgreich. Doch oft ist es gerade ein Hauch Menschlichkeit, der sie von anderen abhebt. Die Reihe Kleine Anekdoten hebt diese Geschichten aus dem Leben berühmter Persönlichkeiten hervor und zeigt dem Leser die Prominenten von einer ganz neuen, privaten Seite.

Muhammad Ali


Author: James Buckley, Jr.
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836850963
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali


Author: Afaf Lutfi Sayyid-Marsot
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521289689
Category: History
Page: 300
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This account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt. It considers Muhammad Ali as part of a social group whose economic interests led them in the direction of trade with Europe as a means of raising money for further investments. They attempted to increase agricultural exports and to use the profits to create industry; then, following the logic of imperialists, their next step was to seek to conquer the surrounding areas to find markets for their industries and sources of raw materials. These policies brought them into conflict with their suzerain, the Ottoman sultan, and with England, since England needed markets in the Middle East. England sought to destroy the new regime in Egypt as a means of exerting influence on the region. In carrying out these economic changes, the country underwent a series of internal developments that were to revolutionize the structure and shape of Egyptian society. The rules of landownership were altered and large estates were formed, Egyptian fallahin were drafted into the army, and the administration was Egyptianized, establishing the groundwork for a nation state.

The Greatest: Muhammad Ali


Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338145436
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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From his childhood in the segregated South to his final fight with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali never backed down. He was banned from boxing during his prime because he refused to fight in Vietnam. He became a symbol of the antiwar movement - and a defender of civil rights. As "The Greatest," he was a boxer of undeniable talent and courage. He took the world by storm - only Ali could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!" Muhammad Ali: Olympic gold medalist, former heavyweight champion, and one of the most influential people of all time.

Muhammad Ali


Author: Magnum Photographers,Dave Anderson
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810982550
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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From the world's foremost agency of independent photographers, Magnum Photos, comes a stunning photographic portrait of the Olympic gold medalist, heavyweight champion, and 20th-century icon Muhammad Ali. Astonishingly intimate images by some of the world's best photographers capture Ali's flamboyant style and extraordinary charisma. His shocking upset victory over Sonny Liston, his conversion to the Nation of Islam, his outspoken stances on social issues, which made him a controversial figure during the turbulent 1960s: all unfold before us in these compelling images. Stripped of his title when he refused induction into the armed services in 1967 and unable to fight until the U.S. Supreme Court upheld his draft appeal in 1971, Ali went on to compile a 56-5 record, wage furious ring battles with Joe Frazier and George Foreman that were among boxing's biggest events, and become the only man ever to win the heavyweight crown three times. Ali remains one of the world's most recognized and beloved figures, whose lighting of the flame at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta moved millions the world over. His exceptional life and achievements provide fertile material for this remarkable photo-essay.

In the House of Muhammad Ali

A Family Album, 1805-1952
Author: Hassan Hassan
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774245541
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 146
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This remarkable memoir of a junior member of the former royal family constitutes a unique chronicle of life before 1952 among the members of Egypt's ruling class. It provides fascinating insights into the lives not only of the rulers themselves, from Muhammad Ali to King Fuad and King Farouk, but also of royal wives, cousins, aunts, uncles, and associated personalities. In the House of Muhammad Ali is a personal memoir from the inside; it is thus an important document for future scholars. But the book will delight the general reader every bit as much as the historian. It is a charming and evocative account of a time and a social class that no longer exist, written in the author's inimitable style a style that reads almost like a conversation: "She emanated a gentle quietude which was like a screen between one and the exterior world. A dim sort of luminosity seemed to surround her, as if she lived in a gray, limbo world of her own also conveyed perhaps by the fact that she had very poor and limited eyesight." Prince Hassan's gift for characterization is matched by an extraordinary eye for detail. His descriptions of houses, palaces, and gardens many of them no longer in existence are at the same time precise and evocative. The book thus also makes an important contribution to the history of Cairene urban geography. But most valuable of all, perhaps, are the illustrations. Some seventy-five photographs, most of them never published before, have a poignancy that readily leads the viewer into the world they depict. The people in them are clearly defined, richly varied, and above all interesting. At least of equal value are the pictures of palaces, gardens, and riverfront that document aspects of Cairo that vanished long ago. The experience of reading this memoir is akin to discovering a lost generation.

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest


Author: Tanya Savory
Publisher: Townsend Press
ISBN: 1591945135
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 137
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In the 1950s, a young African American boy named Cassius Clay was told he couldn't enter restaurants, swim in pools, or even have a drink of water--all because of his skin color. A burning anger grew in the heart of the boy and then in the soul of the young man who would come to be known as Muhammad Ali. Ali would find his release and his future in the sport of boxing. In turn, the fame boxing brought him allowed him to express his beliefs to the world. And Ali was as fearless with his voice as he was with his opponents in the ring. Though Ali was often criticized and even punished for speaking his mind, he refused to let anyone tell him who he could or could not be--uncommon bravery during this time in the United States. It was this bravery that would earn Ali worldwide respect, three heavyweight championships, and the title "The Greatest".

Muhammad Ali

Champion of the World
Author: N.A
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0375836225
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Provides an in-depth profile of this legendary and flamboyant boxer and the complicated life he led, from changing his religion and his name to dodging the draft during the Vietnam Era and fighting his way to regain a stripped title.

Muhammad Ali


Author: Sybille Titeux de la Croix
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506703186
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Page: 128
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""An original graphic novel celebrating the life of the glorious athlete who became the three-time heavyweight boxing legend, activist, and provocateur: Muhammad Ali."--Provided by publisher"--

Muhammad Ali


Author: William Strathmore
Publisher: Parragon Publishing
ISBN: 9780752566276
Category: Boxers (Sports)
Page: 384
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This book charts the life and achievements of Muhammad Ali, from 1960 to the present time.