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In extraordinary detail, Remnick depicts Ali as a creation of his own imagination as we follow the willful and mercurial young Cassius Clay from his boyhood and watch him hone and shape himself to a figure who would eventually command center stage in one of the most volatile decades in our history. To Remnick it seems clear that Ali's greatest accomplishment is to prove beyond a doubt that not only is it possible to challenge the implacable forces of the establishment (the noir-ish, gangster-ridden fight game and the ethos of a whole country) but, with the right combination of conviction and talent, to triumph over these forces. --Fred Haefele --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"King of the World" by David Remnick is the story of the rise and fall of Muhammad Ali.
The author did a great job of providing the historical context in which Ali's persona was formed and how his fighting career developed over time.
This has been the best sports book I've read in years, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
I would have liked to see more about Ali and less about Patterson and Liston.Published 24 days ago by Ralph S. Mozilo
I hadn't thought of all the noise Ali had caused and all the bitterness around him and the fight in many a year.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Dwells too much on the black Muslim movement. Nothing on the Frazier or Foreman bouts.Published 2 months ago by cccc
The fight of the century! Ali showed his toughness by taking too many punches and not going down. All those hard punchers usually couldn't hit him cleanly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Cremin, Jr.
This is another propaganda book from the Ali worshiper David Remnick. My biggest objection is that he makes Ali a saint with a pseudo touch of his flaws . Read morePublished 4 months ago by sonnylistonmichael
I got this for my husband and he loves it.. He's a professional boxer and can relate to Ali and the stories in this book.Published 7 months ago by tracy