Facing Ali

15 Stories 15 Fighters
Author: Stephen Brunt
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447211596
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
View: 496
Muhammed Ali cast a blinding light onto his sport, on the tumultuous times he in part initiated and on all of those who surrounded him. That includes the fighters brave enough to stand alone, across the ring from the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. Ali's own story has been told again and again, but the stories of those who faced him have, by and large, been ignored. For each, the moments alone with Ali changed their careers, changed their lives, and affected them for ever. Facing Ali tells the story of fifteen men from around the world, from famous names like Joe Frazier, Joe Bugner, George Foreman and Henry Cooper to lesser lights like Tunney Hunsaker and Jurgen Blin. Each man, many for the first time, tell their stories in their own words. With an updated introduction from author Stephen Brunt following Ali's death, the resulting book offers a unique perspective on what it was really like to fight him, and gives insights into the character of the most famous man on the planet.

King of the world

Der Aufstieg des Cassius Clay oder Die Geburt des Muhammad Ali
Author: David Remnick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783833302602
Page: 496
View: 2123

Mit dem Herzen eines Schmetterlings

Author: Muhammad Ali
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & CompanyKG (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404616039
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 7936
Eine große Klappe und der tänzelnde Boxstil waren seine Markenzeichen. Muhammad Ali war und ist als Schwergewichtsboxer der Größte aller Zeiten ? Sportlegende und Ikone einer ganzen Generation. Mit seiner Konvertierung zum Islam setzte erein erstes öffentliches Zeichen; seit seinem Rückzug aus dem aktiven Sport und der Erkrankung an Parkinson ist Ali in zahlreichen karitativen Organisationen tätig. Damit begann sein zweites Leben: die Besinnung auf die wahren, die innerenWerte der Liebe und des Seins. In diesem Buch lernen wir den anderen Muhammad Ali kennen: den weisen, liebevollen Gatten, Familienvater, Freund und engagierten Zeitgenossen, dessen Humor und Anteilnahme zu Herzen gehen.Der Mann ist eineLegende. Sein Buch zeigt, was er wirklich denkt.

Fighters & Writers

Author: Jr. John G. Rodwan
Publisher: Mongrel Empire Press
ISBN: 0980168481
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 232
View: 4219
A spirited and far-ranging meditation on boxing that's also a thoughtful inquiry into the relationship between the writer's craft and the fighter's. --Carlo Rotella, author of Cut Time: An Education at the Fights

The Great Sports Documentaries

100+ Award Winning Films
Author: Michael Peters
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476669597
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 210
View: 2924
Sports and competition have been film subjects since the dawn of the medium. Olympic sports documentaries have been around nearly as long as the games themselves; films about surfing, boxing, roller derby, motorcycle racing and bodybuilding were theatrical successes during the 1960s and 1970s. The author surveys the history of the sports documentary subgenre, covering more than 100 award-winning films of 40+ different competitions, from traditional team sports to dogsled racing to ballroom dancing.

To Cast an Iron Shadow

Author: Muneer Barkatullah
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462006051
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 2209
December 18, 1973, was the most important day in Mohammed Ahmed’s life, but it did not come without warning. Mohammed was the master planner for the growing city of Karachi, Pakistan. In the tumultuous time of his life, corruption ruled his country. As Pakistan came to terms with greed, Mohammed’s attempts to build libraries and schools were often thwarted. What was a moral man to do? Through Mohammed’s childhood, he often fought for what was right. Beyond battles with greedy landlords and sudden family moves, he found his way to a prestigious school in the United States, where he not only earned an education but a drive to clean up his corrupt homeland. Along his journey, he also found time for love and children, striving to raise his offspring with similar upright values and ambitions. Along his path, Mohammed Ahmed made many friends—but he also made many enemies. As the most important day of his life approaches, he must answer to both. The decisions he has made will come back to haunt him; lesser evils will threaten to tear him down. Written by his grandson, To Cast an Iron Shadow is the true life story of a man who did just that. He fought corruption and greed, but did it lead to glory or defeat?

Das Ziel

Ein Roman über Prozessoptimierung
Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt,Jeff Cox
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593423596
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 406
View: 3891
Ein Roman über Prozessoptimierung? Geht das? Das geht nicht nur – das liest sich auch spannend von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite. Eliyahu M. Goldratts "Das Ziel" ist die Geschichte des Managers Alex Rogo, der mit ungewöhnlichen und schlagkräftigen neuen Methoden in seinem Unternehmen für Aufsehen sorgt. Der Klassiker unter den Wirtschaftsbüchern, der das Managementdenken weltweit umkrempelt, wurde jetzt erweitert um den wichtigsten Aufsatz des Autors, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants": Pflichtlektüre für Manager – und fesselnder Lesestoff.

A Tuesday Evening

Author: Gema Sola
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479739847
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
View: 5494
Alice Kelson, a twenty-fi ve year old Broadway actress, has an ideal life: a job she loves, friends she can count on, a supportive family... Everything seems to be perfect for her in New York City, until one evening outside the theater, a short yet captivating encounter with an admirer shows Ali there is a hole in her heart that needs to be filled. But can she handle her own success mixed with the ups and downs of a relationship that will test her strength and ultimately teach her to fi nd hope in darkness? Join Ali as she faces the unique challenge of balancing her budding career and an intense, life-changing romance.

Boxing in America: An Autopsy

Author: David L. Hudson Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313379734
Category: History
Page: 200
View: 8597
This book presents a sweeping view of boxing in the United States and the influence of the sport on American culture. • Includes information from the early "bare knuckles" era of boxing up to modern-day stars and matchups, presenting the history of boxing in a chronological fashion

Muhammad Ali, "Ich bin der Grösste"

der Boxweltmeister und das afroamerikanische Selbstbewusstsein
Author: Pavle Pocrnja
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783828898219
Category: African Americans
Page: 157
View: 4027

Arabian Nights

Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480408344
Category: Fiction
Page: 286
View: 7636
Can a land of exotic enchantment melt the enmity between Alex and Dan before it’s too late? Days before starting a history-making excavation in a remote sector of the Valley of the Kings, Dr. Alexandria Randall’s father, a fellow Egyptologist, goes missing. Alex will stop at nothing to find her father—a gargantuan task in an ancient land where she doesn’t make the rules—even if she’s also a target. Alex must swallow her pride and ask for protection from an arrogant journalist named Dan. To find her father, Alex must play Dan’s wife—a ruse that both find insufferable. But with her father’s life hanging in the balance, Alex is determined to make their mock marriage work. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Good Reasoning Matters!

A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking
Author: Leo Groarke,Christopher William Tindale
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195419047
Category: Philosophy
Page: 470
View: 4933
Using an innovative approach to critical thinking, Good Reasoning Matters 3e identifies the essential structure of good arguments in a variety of contexts and provides guidelines to help students build their own good arguments. Through the emphasis on good reasoning, sections of the book examine the most common problems with bad reasoning, including slanting, bias, propaganda, vagueness, ambiguity, and a common failure to consider opposing points of view.

Zur Strafbarkeit nach dem Anti-Doping-Gesetz

Author: David Chrobok
Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag
ISBN: 3831646481
Page: 264
View: 5235
Mit dem Gesetz gegen Doping im Sport (Anti-Doping-Gesetz) hat sich der Gesetzgeber dazu entschlossen, die Bekämpfung des Dopings mit einem eigenständigen Regelungswerk anzugehen. Das neue Stammgesetz richtet sich nicht nur an die Hintermänner des Dopings, erstmals sind es durch eine Strafbarkeit des Selbstdopings auch die Athleten, die in den Fokus der Strafverfolgungsbehörden rücken. Die vorliegende Arbeit setzt sich kritisch mit der Notwendigkeit und den einzelnen Strafbarkeitsvoraussetzungen des neuen Anti-Doping-Gesetzes auseinander.


Ein Leben
Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641172179
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 704
View: 2006
Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil

A rough guide to Muhammad Ali

Author: Ann Oliver,Paul Simpson
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781843533856
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 5772
Sport has never known an icon like Muhammad Ali - the greatest boxer of them all, a paradigm for Black America, astonishingly photogenic and articulate. This new Rough Guide covers every aspect of Ali's life and career - from the fights to the civil rights movement, from his fans to his family. Insightful coverage is given to Ali's life and times from the days when he scared his parents to the nights when he terrified his opponents. The guide looks at all 61 major contests Ali fought and his opponents - from his major adversaries, Liston, Frazier and Foreman to the lesser-known Jean Pierre Coopman ('the Lion of Flanders') and Ali's brother. Background is provided to the social context - Ali's stand on Vietnam, his friendship with Malcolm X and his worldwide impact. A chapter titled 'The Mouth' records 101 greatest quotes from The Greatest - and his meetings with fans and the famous across the world. Finally the Rough Guide looks at The Icon - the books, the films, the interviews, the photographs and the essential ephemera.

Ali the Manifesting Imam

Author: Syed Ahmed Irshad Tirmazi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789692802079
Category: Imams (Shiites)
Page: 544
View: 3195
On ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, ca. 600-661, 4th Caliph of Islam.

The Caravan, or, Ali Janah al-Tabrizi and his servant Quffa

a play in two acts
Author: Alfrīd Faraj
Publisher: N.A
Category: Arabic drama
Page: 171
View: 3588
Based on three separate tales from the Arabian nights.

Facing Islam, Engaging Muslims

Author: Alexander Pierce
Publisher: Redemption Press
ISBN: 1632323206
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 1658
What is Islam? Is it violent-as the actions of some Muslims would lead us to believe? Or is it peaceful-as Muslim spokesmen portray it? With this unique resource, you can examine the Qur'an, the Hadith (authoritative traditions), the lives of Muhammad and of his disciples, and discover the answer for yourself. Explore the endless variety of Muslims. Get a handle on this wide array through understanding three key dimensions: • doctrine (what they officially believe). • syncretism (their inclusion of non-Islamic beliefs). • piety (how closely they practice their faith). Learn how to use this information about Islam and Muslims to: • Engage Muslims with the truth. • Respectfully show them how Scriptural truths have been misunderstood throughout Islamic history. • Remove roadblocks that keep them from knowing God through Isa al Masikh (Jesus the Messiah). Discover why more Muslims have become believers in Jesus in the past thirty year then all of history.

The diaries of Parker Pasha

war in the desert, 1914-18, told from the secret diaries of Colonel Alfred Chevallier Parker ...
Author: Alfred Chevallier Parker,Harry Victor Frederick Winstone
Publisher: Quartet Books Ltd
Category: History
Page: 220
View: 782