King of the World

Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
Author: David Remnick
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804173621
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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The bestselling biography of Muhammad Ali--with an Introduction by Salman Rushdie On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was "a new kind of black man" who would shortly transform America's racial politics, its popular culture, and its notions of heroism. No one has captured Ali--and the era that he exhilarated and sometimes infuriated--with greater vibrancy, drama, and astuteness than David Remnick, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb (and editor of The New Yorker). In charting Ali's rise from the gyms of Louisville, Kentucky, to his epochal fights against Liston and Floyd Patterson, Remnick creates a canvas of unparalleled richness. He gives us empathetic portraits of wisecracking sportswriters and bone-breaking mobsters; of the baleful Liston and the haunted Patterson; of an audacious Norman Mailer and an enigmatic Malcolm X. Most of all, King of the World does justice to the speed, grace, courage, humor, and ebullience of one of the greatest athletes and irresistibly dynamic personalities of our time.

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

King of the World

Picador Classic
Author: David Remnick
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447289560
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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With an introduction by Salman Rushdie With a new afterword by the author It was the night of February 25, 1964. A cloud of cigar smoke drifted through the ring lights. Cassius Clay threw punches into the gray floating haze and waited for the bell. When Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mould. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself: from his early fights as Cassius Clay, the young, wiry man from Louisville, unwilling to play the noble and grateful warrior in a white world, to becoming Muhammad Ali, the voice of black America and the most recognised face on the planet. King of the World is the story of an incredible rise to power, a book of battles fought inside the ring and out. With grace and power, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Remnick tells of a transcendent athlete and entertainer, a rapper before rap was born. Ali was a mirror of his era, a dynamic figure in the racial and cultural clashes of his time and King of the World is a classic piece of non-fiction and a book worthy of America's most dynamic modern hero.

King of the World


Author: Celia Fremlin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571312780
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
View: 1970
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'Britain's equivalent to Patricia Highsmith, Celia Fremlin wrote psychological thrillers that changed the landscape of crime fiction for ever: her novels are domestic, subtle, penetrating - and quite horribly chilling.' Andrew Taylor King of the World (1994), Celia Fremlin's sixteenth and final novel, is the story of flat-mates Bridget and Diane. Despite ten years in age between them they get on well - aside from the constant presence of Alistair, Diane's self-impressed boyfriend, in the flat. The women decide to look for a third tenant, and find Norah, who claims to be a battered wife seeking refuge. But Norah is telling lies that will put all of them in mortal danger. 'Celia Fremlin is an astonishing writer, who explores that nightmare country where brain, mind and self battle to establish the truth. She illuminates her dark world with acute perception and great wit.' Natasha Cooper

The King of the World


Author: René Guénon,S. D. Fohr
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
ISBN: 9780900588549
Category: Religion
Page: 79
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Examination of legends of the subterranean kingdom of Agarttha and The King of the World in the light of traditional metaphysics. Incidental subjects include Luz: The above of immortality; The Holy Grail, Melkizedek, The Omphalos and Sacred Stones, and general considerations on the sites of spiritual centers

King of the World


Author: Tom Gray
Publisher: Chipmunka Publishing
ISBN: 9781783820931
Category: Psychology
Page: 276
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How can an average lad from Sheffield go from living a normal life to attempting suicide twice, having 3 psychiatric hospital admissions and being sectioned under the mental health act? My story delves into my life, in parts it is shocking, in others it is enlightening but what I try to do is give a true account of my life living with Psychosis, Depression and Bi Polar. I hope I can try to break down the barriers of mental health and go some way in reducing stigma.

King of the Witches

The World of Alex Sanders
Author: June Johns
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: N.A
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 154
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The King of the World


Author: Wallace Wood
Publisher: Vanguard Productions
ISBN: 9781887591591
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 64
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The King of the World is volume one of Wallace Wood's long out-of-print graphic novel trilogy. Wood tells the story of the Immi, a medieval society of elves, who live happily deep in the forest completely isolated from the rest of the world. That is until a strange shadow falls over their village! A young Immi known as Odkin is tricked into volunteering to investigate and is drawn into the intrigues of Alacazar the wizard to save the world from Anark.

Ronaldo!

King of the World
Author: Wensley Clarkson
Publisher: Blake Pub
ISBN: 9781857825954
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 317
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Born in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Ronaldo Luiz De Lima overcame his humble beginnings to become one of the greatest footballers the world has ever known. Here, Clarkson uncovers the truth about Ronaldo's life—his modest childhood in the deadly, drug ravaged slums of Rio, where he witnessed friends murdered; his shame and disappointment at the 1998 World Cup in Paris, where he was brought to his knees in front of a world-wide audience; and his glorious moment of triumph as he overcame all his past troubles to win the 2002 World Cup for Brazil. Ronaldo's mother, father, school teachers, and childhood friends all reveal their secrets about the footballing superstar in this book.

King of the World

The Padshahnama : an Imperial Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle
Author: Milo Cleveland Beach,Ebba Koch,Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution),Windsor Castle. Royal Library
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500974483
Category: Art
Page: 248
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Housed in England's Royal Library, THE PADSHAHNAMA ("King of the World") manuscript documents the first ten years of the reign of Shah-Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and contains exquisite painting and illuminations. The manuscript will be exhibited in 1997 in celebration of India's 50 years of independence from British rule. This reproduction accompanies the exhibition. 200 illus. 100in color.

The King of the World in the Land of the Pygmies


Author: Joan Mark
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803282506
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 276
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Joan Mark offers an interpretive biography of Patrick Tracy Lowell Putnam (1904–53), who spent twenty-five years living among the Bambuti pygmies of the Ituri Forest in what is now Zaire. On the Epulu River he constructed Camp Putnam as a harmonious multiracial community. He modeled his camp on the “dude ranches” of the American West, taking in paying guests while running a medical clinic and occasionally offering legal aid to the local people, and assumed the role of intermediary between locals and visitors, including Colin M. Turnbull, author of the classic Forest People. Mark describes Putnam’s mercurial relations with family and with his African and American wives—and follows him to his sad and violent end. She places Patrick Putnam within the context of three different anthropological traditions and examines his contribution as an expert on pygmies.

King of the World


Author: Merrill Joan Gerber
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480451533
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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Based on a true story, this shattering novel about the abuse of a wife and child will stick with the reader long after they turn the last page. Merrill Joan Gerber reveals the love affair of Ginny and her sensitive but horribly destructive lover, Michael. The pair adopts a child that Michael both loves and abuses. As Ginny struggles to rid herself of him and save her child, Michael becomes the incarnation of depravity.

King of the world: the life and times of Shah Alam

Emperor of Hindustan
Author: Michael Edwardes
Publisher: Harvill Secker
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 279
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In All The Long History Of The Indian Sub-Continent, There Was No More Turbulent, Bloodstained, Chaotic Period Than The 18Th Century, The Span Of Time Covered In This Fascinating Account Of The Decay And Final Collapse Of The Once Glorious Moghul Empire.Ex-Library.

King of the World


Author: Randall Coleman
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 0986360015
Category: Fiction
Page: 548
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The year is 2022, and time is running out. The Earth is heating up at an alarming rate. Governments are corrupt and terrorism abounds. More nations are on the brink of war than at any other time in history, and fear riddles the planet. The Group of Five are fed up, and they’re doing something about it. In their quest to usher in a new way, the Group of Five is seeking to elect a true king, one who can restore balance to the world. Will they find a suitable king in time, or will political corruption and the Earth’s imminent destruction win out?

The King of Pizza

A Magical Story about the World's Favorite Food
Author: Sylvester Sanzari,John E. Hurst
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780761101079
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A king who cannot get enough to eat discovers a wonderful new food that is even better when shared. Includes recipe.

King of the World


Author: Paul Martin
Publisher: Volume Press
ISBN: 9492488132
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: N.A
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When the Turtle first appeared before an awestruck world, it seemed nothing would ever be the same again. But twelve years on, and with the Turtle’s secret still just that, one believer starts to question his faith.

King of the World


Author: Arthur Eustace Southon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: British colonial fiction
Page: 306
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Dance Me, Daddy


Author: Cindy Morgan
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310733391
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Dance me, Daddy. Dance me around. Don’t let my feet ever touch down. There’s nothing better than being your girl. If I am your princess, then you are king of the world.” This picture book by singer and songwriter Cindy Morgan sparkles with the joy of childhood and the blessings of families. Sing along with the CD performed by Point of Grace and listen to Cindy Morgan read the book version of this song that celebrates the joy in all stages of a child’s growing years, from the time his little girl dances on his feet until they dance at her wedding. A great celebration of God’s love.

King of Battle: Artillery in World War I


Author: N.A
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004307281
Category: History
Page: 396
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In King of Battle: Artillery in World War I a distinguished array of authors examines the centrepiece of battle in the Great War, artillery. Going beyond tables of calibres and ranges, they look at organization, training, personnel, doctrine, and technologies.