Muhammad Ali: A Biography

Hardcover | January 31, 2006

byAnthony O. Edmonds

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At the pinnacle of his boxing career during the 1960s and early 1970s, Muhammad Ali seemed to be a cultural symbol of the times. He has been viewed by some as a hero and by others as a rebel, but either way he is arguably the most famous American in the world. This worldly admiration was perhaps best illustrated with his lighting of the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. Ali's life is described from his birth to the present, with an emphasis on his career through 1975. The work covers such topics as his various boxing matches including "The Thrilla in Manilla," his religious conversion to the Nation of Islam, the Vietnam War, and his efforts to promote world peace. A timeline provides key events in Ali's life, and the work concludes with a bibliography of print and electronic sources for additional research.

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At the pinnacle of his boxing career during the 1960s and early 1970s, Muhammad Ali seemed to be a cultural symbol of the times. He has been viewed by some as a hero and by others as a rebel, but either way he is arguably the most famous American in the world. This worldly admiration was perhaps best illustrated with his lighting of th...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 9.56 × 6.34 × 0.73 inPublished:January 31, 2006Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313330921

ISBN - 13:9780313330926

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?Edmunds paints a vivid picture of the great cultural symbol Muhammad Ali from his birth to the present, with an emphasis on his boxing career from 1954 through 1975. This volume includes his religious conversion to Muslim, the Vietnam War, and Ali's efforts to promote world peace, and is written with sensitivity as well as honesty. Young people are introducted to Ali as he is today, and they will learn about his struggles, but also his determination to live a good life.?-MultiCultural Review