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Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest

Narator: Eric Meyers

Durata: 9h 22m

Pulitzer prize nominee and William Hill award-winning writer Thomas Hauser’s tribute to Ali, the greatest sporting icon the world has ever seen.Pulitzer prize nominee and William Hill award-winning writer Thomas Hauser’s tribute to Ali, the greatest sporting icon the world has ever seen.Few global personalities have commanded an all-encompassing sporting and cultural audience like Muhammad Ali. Many have tried to interpret in words his impact and legacy. Now, Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest allows us to more fully appreciate the truth and understand both the man and the ways in which he helped recalibrate how the world perceives its transcendent figures.In this companion volume to his seminal biography of Ali, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Hauser provides an updated retrospective of Ali’s life. Relying on personal insights, interviews with close associates and other contemporaries of Ali, and memories gathered over the course of decades on the cutting edge of boxing journalism, Hauser explores Ali in detail inside and outside the ring.Muhammad Ali has attained mythical status. But in recent years, he has been subjected to an image makeover by corporate America as it seeks to homogenise the electrifying nature of his persona. Hauser argues that there has been a deliberate distortion of what Ali believed, said, and stood for, and that making Ali more presentable for advertising purposes by sanitising his legacy is a disservice to history and to Ali himself.Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest strips away the revisionism to reveal the true Ali, and, through Hauser’s assembled writing and hitherto unpublished essays, recounts the life journey of a man universally recognised as a unique and treasured world icon.“Hauser follows up his celebrated biography of Muhammad Ali with a reminder of just how remarkable Ali is, warts and twinkles and all.” (Larry Merchant, HBO Boxing)Thomas Hauser, New York City attorney and Pulitzer Prize nominee, is the author of fifty books, non-fiction and fiction, on subjects that range from professional boxing to Beethoven. He is widely recognised as the world’s pre-eminent writer on the sweet science and, in particular, Muhammad Ali. Hauser has won the prestigious Prix Lafayette, the Nat Fleischer Award for Career Excellence in Boxing Journalism, and the Haviva Reik Award. His book Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, was honored with the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.- Muhammad Ali is a boxing icon who was virtually unbeaten as the World Heavyweight Champion, defending his title 10 times in 37 months with incredible fortitude. No heavyweight in history has defended his title more frequently against more formidable opposition than Ali did in those years.- Ali was also a civil rights activist. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in 1942, but after his conversion to Islam in 1964 he changed his "slave" name to Ali. He hoped to spread a message of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.- Ali was a legendary orator, frequently seeking the spotlight where he was outspoken and controversial, publically voicing his opinions on controversial issues such as the Vietnam War.- After the extremely sad news of his death there has been a flurry of press coverage commemorating the late sports star.- Thomas Hauser is a Sunday Times bestselling author and Muhammad Ali’s official biographer – he previously wrote Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times which involved 2 years of research and writing with him, working together closely. He knew Ali for a decade.- Muhammad Ali had a huge following, with 1.1million followers on Instagram, 852k on Twitter and 11.3 million likes on Facebook.
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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