Ali

A Life
Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328744973
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 640
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“As Muhammad Ali’s life was an epic of a life so Ali: A Life is an epic of a biography . . . pages in succession its narrative reads like a novel—a suspenseful novel with a cast of vivid characters.” – Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay in racially segregated Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a sign painter and a housekeeper. He went on to become a heavyweight boxer with a dazzling mix of power and speed, a warrior for racial pride, a comedian, a preacher, a poet, a draft resister, an actor, and a lover. Millions hated him when he changed his religion, changed his name, and refused to fight in the Vietnam War. He fought his way back, winning hearts, but at great cost. Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America’s master storytellers, sheds important new light on Ali’s politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition through unprecedented access to all the key people in Ali’s life, more than 500 interviews and thousands of pages of previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files and audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Ali: A Life is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the world.

Ali on Ali

Why He Said What He Said When He Said It
Author: Hana Ali
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523503939
Category: Reference
Page: 128
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Muhammad Ali was a champion, a poet, a prophet. Sports Illustrated called him “the greatest athlete of the twentieth century.” And yet he was even more than all of that, “a whole greater than the sum of its parts . . . bigger, brighter, more original and influential than just about anyone of his era” (Barack Obama). He got there with his fists, with his actions, and above all, with his words. Compiled and written by his daughter Hana Ali, with sportswriter Danny Peary, Ali on Ali brings together a remarkable mix of Ali’s 70 most humorous, poignant, inspirational, political, and philosophical quotes, all with their origins. Here’s Ali’s enduring boast, “I am the greatest!”—and how it was inspired by professional wrestler Gorgeous George. The story behind one of the most memorably poetic lines of the century—“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” The heard-round-the-world defiance of “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong,” and its moving context. And the stories behind quotes ranging from outrage—“We been in jail for 400 years,” to inspiration—“I hated every minute of training, but I said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion,’” to that infectious combination of humor and bravado—“If you even dream of beating me you better wake up and apologize.” Included are powerful photographs throughout, from iconic fight scenes to never-before-seen Ali family snapshots; quotes about Ali, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Billy Crystal; a career timeline; and a personal introduction by Hana Ali.

King of the World

Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
Author: David Remnick
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375702296
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 326
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Explores the transformation of a young boxer into an internationally renowned athlete, mythic hero, American icon, and central figure in the twentieth century's social, cultural, and racial conflicts

Muhammad Ali

His Life and Times
Author: Thomas Hauser
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453241191
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 538
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A sweeping biography of one of the greatest and most provocative athletes of all time—“a life that needs to be understood whether you care a whit about boxing or not” (The Boston Globe). Athlete, activist, rebel, poet, legend—Muhammad Ali stood larger than life in the imagination of hundreds of millions of people around the world. A gold medalist at the 1960 Olympics, he won the heavyweight championship at age twenty-two by conquering Sonny Liston in dramatic fashion. In the weeks after the upset victory, he confirmed his membership in the Nation of Islam and told reporters he would no longer answer to his “slave name”: Cassius Clay. The political establishment stripped him of his heavyweight title when he refused induction into the United States Army during the height of the war in Vietnam. Ultimately, Ali returned to reclaim his crown, prevailing in epic fights against the likes of Joe Frazier and George Foreman. His talent and charisma—and above all, his adherence to principle—made him a cultural icon and one of the most beloved sporting figures of all time. But that is only half the tale. Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is also the story of Ali, the man. Author Thomas Hauser got closer to Ali than any previous biographer. His work—told in Ali’s own words and those of hundreds of family members, friends, rivals, and others who interacted with “The Greatest” over the decades—reveals a deeply spiritual, complex man, whose public and private battles, including his struggle against the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease, gave new meaning to the word courage and changed forever our conception of what makes a champion. Heralded by the New York Times as “the first definitive biography of the boxer who transcended sports as no other athlete ever has,” Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most charismatic and controversial superstars. This ebook includes rare photos authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.

Muhammad Ali, the People's Champ


Author: Elliott J. Gorn
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252067211
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 200
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Ali as cultural icon, antiwar protestor, narcissist . . . this is the first book to comprehensively evaluate Ali's import outside the ring.

The Greatest: My Own Story


Author: Muhammad Ali,Richard Durham
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
ISBN: 1631680358
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 398
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In his own words, the heavyweight champion of the world pulls no punches as he chronicles the battles he faced in and out of the ring in this fascinating memoir edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison. Growing up in the South, surrounded by racial bigotry and discrimination, Ali fought not just for a living, but also for respect and rewards far more precious than money or glory. He was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and the BBC. Ali redefined what it meant to be an athlete by giving hope to millions around the world and inspiring us all to fight for what is important to us. This is a multifaceted portrait of Muhammad Ali only he could render: sports legend; unapologetic anti-war advocate; outrageous showman and gracious goodwill ambassador; fighter, lover, poet, and provocateur; an irresistible force to be reckoned with. Who better to tell the tale than the man who went the distance living it?

Muhammad Ali

Boxing Champ & Role Model
Author: Tom Owens
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781617147524
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Muhammad Ali


Author: Magnum Photographers,Dave Anderson
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810956056
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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A photographic portrait of the Olympic gold medallist and heavyweight champion features images that include photos that were taken during his upset over Sonny Liston, his conversion to Islam, and his speeches on social issues.

Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali


Author: Afaf Lutfi Sayyid-Marsot
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521289689
Category: History
Page: 300
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This account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt. It considers Muhammad Ali as part of a social group whose economic interests led them in the direction of trade with Europe as a means of raising money for further investments. They attempted to increase agricultural exports and to use the profits to create industry; then, following the logic of imperialists, their next step was to seek to conquer the surrounding areas to find markets for their industries and sources of raw materials. These policies brought them into conflict with their suzerain, the Ottoman sultan, and with England, since England needed markets in the Middle East. England sought to destroy the new regime in Egypt as a means of exerting influence on the region. In carrying out these economic changes, the country underwent a series of internal developments that were to revolutionize the structure and shape of Egyptian society. The rules of landownership were altered and large estates were formed, Egyptian fallahin were drafted into the army, and the administration was Egyptianized, establishing the groundwork for a nation state.

International Corporate Governance After Sarbanes-Oxley


Author: Paul Ali,Greg N. Gregoriou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118161122
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 608
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"The Sabanes-Oxley Act has been one of the most significant developments in corporate and securities regulation since the New Deal. This collection of important articles would be a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand Sabanes-Oxley's far-reaching effects on corporate governance in the United States and elsewhere." —Jesse Fried, coauthor of Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley "The editors have assembled the latest cutting-edge research on international corporate governance by respected academics in this field. In this handbook, the editors deal with all aspects of the significant legislative changes to corporate governance regulation. It introduces the reader to the new rules that will certainly improve the reliability and the accuracy of disclosures made by corporations. The book comes at the right moment with the recent scandals such as Enron, which will educate all readers especially shareholders of corporate stock." —Komlan Sedzro, Professor of Finance, University of Quebec at Montreal "Today, corporate governance is a topic at the center of public policy debate in most industrialized countries. The range of concerns; the variety of approaches; and their tendency to converge in some areas or diverge in others (not always in the right directions) are emphatically demonstrated by these essays. There is material here of enormous interest for scholars of comparative law and economic regulation. And significantly, the presentation of essays from legal, financial, and regulatory viewpoints demonstrates the growing practical as well as theoretical utility of interdisciplinary work in this area. Professors Ali and Gregoriou are to be warmly congratulated for their skill and initiative in assembling an important publication, as well as for their own contributions to interdisciplinary scholarship." —R. P. Austin, BA, LLM (Sydney), DPhil (Oxon), Supreme Court of New South Wales "This very international collection emphasizes the economic line of descent, while including legal and socio-legal contributions. It fills a very important gap in our empirical knowledge of corporate governance. It is accessible and comprehensive and will greatly assist readers from all relevant disciplines, who are trying to discern the shape of corporate governance as a mature field." —Dimity Kingsford Smith, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales

Muhammad Ali

The Life of a Boxing Hero
Author: Rob Shone
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404208568
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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In graphic novel format, presents the life and career of the former heavyweight boxing champion.

ALI


Author: Thomas Warner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469151650
Category: Fiction
Page: 196
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Ali is a story about an 8 year old girl that is brought into a hospital ward by her mother to visit a dying 'friend' the old man sets his sights on Ali and breathing his last breath channels all his 'special powers' into young Ali and so it might have been the end of the old mans life but for Ali well hers is just beginning; question is, the 'special powers' she had just inherited; are they for the good or bad in this stressful world? only time will tell and young Ali has all the time in this world; but what about the 'other world' how much time does she have in that?

Ali

beyond the big top : the cloth paintings and graphic works
Author: Alison Cann Clift
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 80
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Muhammad Ali

The Making of an Icon
Author: Michael Ezra
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1592136613
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 233
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Chronicles the life of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali--born Cassius Clay--and focuses on his pre-champion bouts, his career management, legacy, and promotion.

Nelson and Ali


Author: Marianna Brandt
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435913274
Category: AIDS (Disease) in children
Page: 16
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Stigma and discrimination are often based on fear and ignorance. Through the actions of these two friends, Neilson, Ali and the grown-ups in their lives come to understand HIV better, and learn the importance of integrating HIV-positive people into normal community life. For information in French click her

ALI


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Reshaping Palestine

From Muhammad Ali to the British Mandate, 1831-1922
Author: Martin Sicker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275966393
Category: History
Page: 187
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Examines the early stages of the transformation of Palestine into a critical factor in Middle East geopolitics.

Religious Authority and Political Thought in Twelver Shi'ism

From Ali to Post-Khomeini
Author: Hamid Mavani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135044732
Category: Political Science
Page: 274
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Ranging from the time of the infallible Imams, to the contemporary era, this book provides a comprehensive overview of Shi’i religious and political authority, focusing on Iran and Lebanon, without limiting the discourse to Khomeini’s version of an Islamic State. Utilising untapped Arabic and Persian sources, Hamid Mavani provides a detailed, nuanced, and diverse theoretical discussion on the doctrine of leadership (Imamate) in Shi’ism from traditional, theological, philosophical, and mystical perspectives. This theoretical discussion becomes the foundation for an analysis of the transmission of the Twelfth Imam’s religious and political authority vis-á-vis the jurists during his Greater Occultation. Bringing the often overlooked diversity within the Shi’i tradition into sharp focus, Religious Authority and Political Thought in Twelver Shi’ism discusses what constitutes an Islamic state, if there is such a notion as an Islamic state. Hamid Mavani further explores the possibility of creating a space for secularity, facilitating a separation between religion and state, and ensuring equal rights for all. This book argues that such a development is only possible if there is a rehabilitation of ijtihad. If this were to materialise modern religious, social, economic, political, and cultural challenges could be addressed more successfully. This book will be of use to scholars and students with interests ranging from Politics, to Religion, to Middle East Studies.

100 Virtues of Ali ibn Abi Talib


Author: N.A
Publisher: Shiabooks
ISBN: 0973593709
Category: Hadith (Shiites)
Page: 65
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Muhammad Ali


Author: James Buckley, Jr.
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836850963
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.