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"Ali-Frazier I was the greatest sports event I ever saw or ever expect to see. With his landscape portrait of the men and their times, Michael Arkush takes us again to that historic moment in Madison Square Garden when two of boxing's proudest warriors began their blood feud."--Dave Kindred, author of SOUND AND FURY: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship.
"The Fight of the Centurytranscends the mere sports story. In Michael Arkush's capable hands, this classic duel and its surrounding pressures and personalities show us where we have been as a society and where we are going. It is a story that truly stands for a place and time. It is a fully engrossing read."--Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestelling author
"Never is a long time but there'll never be another cosmic boxing event like Ali-Frazier. Michael Arkush brings alive that melodrama with all its political-social implications, wheeling and dealing, hyping and hitting." - Larry Merchant, author and boxing commentator.
"A richly detailed history of Ali and Frazier's first big fight and the social and political forces at play. A great read."--Ron Shelton, director of Bull Durham and Tin Cup
"Fight of The Century brings back memories of a different and troubled time both in sports and in our country. It is vividly reported and a perfect example of the old saying that the genius is in the details."--John Feinstein
The Fight of the Century is a must have for any boxing fan but written in a way that anyone interested in a good story can appreciate. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Frederick Otero
there will never be a fight to the finish liken to ali frazier, two men one goal to see who was the best, this is truly the fight of the century, i would pay to see the fight again... Read morePublished 15 months ago by george c. luckette
There have been more books written of Muhammad Ali than any other boxer in history. His freshness, brash approach and quotable hyperbole made sportswriters, and ultimately, the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Pugwash
I liked the book; very interesting for me. I would recommend it to others. I am glad read it and learned a lot about that era.Published on December 26, 2012 by Michael Dobran
This book surpassed my expectations in content. I thought I knew most of the information about the Ali-Frazier fights but this book was most insightful and interesting. Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by Robert Umeck
Outstanding behind the scenes account of what to me, was the biggest sporting event of my life time. Fair and accurate as far as I can tell. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by spot
This is one of my favorite sports books ever. I like it becasue it avoids the usual pro Ali pitfalls yu get with most books. Written very nuetrally.Published on October 28, 2011 by Michael J. Spitale
If you liked this book, you'll love the original "Garden of Innocents," by the director Art Fisher.Published on June 14, 2010 by S. Turner
The information about the social climate at the time was very interesting. The insight into both fighters' approach to the fight was well-written and provided an inside view of... Read morePublished on July 1, 2009 by Matthew P. Glusco