THE CANDID AND INSPIRING STORY OF THE RISE OF A GREAT
SPORTS LEGEND, FROM HIS THRILLING CONFRONTATIONS IN THE RING TO HIS
PRIVATE STRUGGLES TO ACHIEVE SPIRITUAL WHOLENESS
No athlete has captured America''s dreams and imagination like
George Foreman. In 1968, when he was barely out of his teens, he
startled the world by winning an Olympic gold medal in Mexico City.
In his early twenties, he destroyed the seemingly invincible Joe
Frazier to capture boxing''s heavyweight championship. In Zaire,
not long after, he was on the opposite end of a startling upset,
losing his crown to Muhammad Ali. By 1977, Foreman had quit
fighting, undergone a religious conversion, and begun preaching on
Texas street corners.
Which is where George Foreman''s story doesn''t end, but begins.
A decade later, to raise money for his beloved Houston youth
center, he shocked the sports world by returning to the ring. They
laughed at this middle-aged man, but George Foreman turned their
snickers into awe-struck cheers. In November 1994, at the age of
forty-five and against all odds, he recaptured boxing''s crown.
In By George, Foreman tells the incredible story of his
triumphs, defeats, and comeback. He writes openly of his troubled
childhood, the rage that fueled his early athletic triumphs, his
marriages, and his faith. How George Foreman not only survived but
prevailed is one of the most unforgettable sagas of our time.
Including sixteen pages of personal photographs, and with a new
introduction by George himself, By George sheds new light on an
extraordinary man who has captured the hearts of millions.