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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight: Cassius Clay vs. the United States of America Paperback – December 16, 2012
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Max Wallace is a Canadian journalist, filmmaker, and human rights activist.
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It even blows away a few myths that I've always believed because they are repated by one writer after another.
But time proved that he was right and I was misguided and I have to give him credit for being a prophet. In hindsight, he was unbelievably brave to risk it all for his principles.
This book really captures that era, the turmoil and the conflicting emotions of a generation over the war. It also presents a whole new, incredibly interesting side to Muhammad Ali. He was so much more than a boxer. He was a rebel, a visionary and a man of passion.
There's so much in this book that I did not know. Ali not only had to fight the white establishment when he opposed the war but he also angered the black establishment, most of whom supported the war even though poor blacks were being killed in much higher numbers than whites. Even Martin Luther King wouldn't come out against the war until after Ali shamed him into it. Very interesting book.
He was right. This is the best book I've ever written about The Greatest. It has all kinds of inside information and stuff about the political Ali. Really makes you appreciate what he did for his country by speaking out and almost going to jail.
The average boxing fan probably won't like it because it doesn't talk much about Ali as a boxer but rather gives us some political insights that most boxing fans are probably too conservative or apolitical to appreciate.
It's a truly fascinating book, very well written and it explodes a lot of the myths about Ali because it is co-wriiten by Ali's best friend Howard Bingham, one of the only people who knows what really happened. Read this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Growing up after Ali hung up his belt, I was not exposed to his story. Now that he is gone, I am sad I didn't know more about him much, much sooner. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jason
Very good book. Ali's story in many ways is the story of the 1960's. I also recommend the excellent movie by the same name.Published 11 months ago by John H. Evans
another great book on the worlds greatest heavyweight champion of our timesPublished 21 months ago by george c. luckette
I saw the movie first and then read the book. This is one of the very few times I would say the movie was far superior. Read morePublished on May 20, 2014 by Kindle Customer
I loved this book about Muhammad Al's about his fight with the US Government, and what he had to go through and how his life was. This is a great book,. Read morePublished on May 19, 2014 by derbyboyjr1
Great great book, wish I had read it years ago when it first came out. It focuses on the period in Ali's career when he refused to be inducted into the Army to fight in the... Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by Sean Moore
A GREAT telling of a great man's story. MUHAMMAD Ali was the greatest. The reasons should not be forgotten. Thank you champ.Published on March 23, 2014 by Unknown
I first saw the movie on cable tv which inspired me to purchase both the book and dvd. Both arrived safe and sound and ahead of expectation as is usual from Amazon. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by J. Barnes