King Of The World: Muhammad Ali And The Rise Of An American Hero

King Of The World: Muhammad Ali And The Rise Of An American Hero


    King of the World is an unforgettable account of Muhammad Ali s rise and self-creation, told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, places Ali in a heritage of great American originals. David Remnick concentrates on Ali s early career, when he was still fighting as Cassius Clay. The book begins in September 1962 with the fight between Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston, providing a remarkable sociological backdrop to Ali s entrance on the boxing scene. Remnick then describes Clay s 1964 fight with Liston, which even his own people thought Clay couldn t win, and takes us through to 1967 when Ali refused the military draft to Vietnam. This is much more than a sports book. It is a study of the rise of the black voice in the American consciousness and a look at how the media creates its heroes – Cassius Clay began as a light-hitting loudmouth before becoming gradually canonized by the American press and public as Muhammad Ali. King of the World takes us back to the days when his life was a series of battles, inside the ring and out. A master storyteller at the height of his powers, David Remnick has written a book worthy of America s most dynamic modern hero.


    • Print Length0 pages
    • PublisherPicador Uk
    • Publication DateJune 15,2008
    • Sold ByOnline book
    • LanguageEnglish
    • ISBN9780330371896


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