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King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero

Remnick, David. (Author).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 326 pages) : illustrations
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  • Publisher: New York : Vintage, 1999.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-310) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: pt. One -- 1. Underground man -- 2. Two minutes, six seconds -- 3. Mr. Fury and Mr. Gray -- 4. Stripped -- pt. Two -- 5. The bicycle thief -- 6. Twentieth-century exuberance -- 7. Secrets -- 8. Hype -- pt. Three -- 9. The cross and the crescent -- 10. Bear hunting -- 11. "Eat your words" -- 12. The changeling -- pt. Four -- 13. "Save me, Joe Louis ... -- 14. Gunfire -- 15. The anchor punch -- 16. What's in a name? -- Epilogue : Old men by the fire.
Summary, etc.: Explores the transformation of a young boxer into an internationally renowned athlete, mythic hero, American icon, and central figure in the twentieth century's social, cultural, and racial conflicts.
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Print version record.
Subject: Boxers (Sports) United States Biography
Ali, Muhammad 1942-2016
Genre: Electronic books.

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