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The Mammoth Book of Muhammad Ali



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From his gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games to his defeat of Sonny Liston to claim the world heavyweight championship in 1964--and for decades since--the unforgettable Muhammad Ali has captured the attention of the world. Here, drawn from books, specialty periodicals, newspapers, college magazines (covering his speaking tours), and the work of major literary figures such as Norman Mailer and Thomas Hauser is the best collection ever of writing on "The Greatest."

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
The Louisville Lip
A Look at Cassius Clay: Biggest Mouth in Boxingp. 3
God Save the King, God Save Boxingp. 11
Clay vs Cooper - The Louisville Lip Tastes Henry's Hammerp. 17
Legaciesp. 27
He's Just a Little Boy in the Dark and He's Scaredp. 34
What the Hell is This? What Did They Do?p. 46
The Devil and Sonny Listonp. 66
Ali Vs the Usa
The Young Radicalp. 91
The People's Champion Takes On Canadap. 117
Intimate Look at the Champp. 132
Kicking the Catp. 140
Negroes and the War The Times Editorialp. 150
Beyond the Confines of Americap. 152
The Unconquerable Muhammad Alip. 169
The Great Fixed Fightp. 180
Once More Unto the Breach
Mr Anonymous is Angry, But Not With Cassius Clayp. 185
Sting Like a Beep. 189
Smokin' Joe
Soul Music in Frazier's Workshopp. 215
For God, for Country, and for Perenchiop. 219
If At First …p. 241
On the Road Again
The Big Fight Part 1 - In Living Colourp. 271
The Big Fight Part 2 - AH vs Al Lewisp. 289
Bugner Loses a Gamble in Which Few Finish Ahead on the Tablesp. 303
Is Muhammad Ali All Washed Up? A. S. (Doc) Youngp. 307
The Rumble in the Jungle
Bundini Brown, the Witch Doctor at the Court of King Alip. 317
The Rumble in the Junglep. 320
Walking With Kingsp. 338
The Long Fall from Grace
The Thrilla in Manilap. 345
Can "Old Man" Ali Accomplish the Impossible?p. 365
Mcllvanney on Boxingp. 371
Pal Alip. 402
The Lost Legacy of Muhammad Alip. 409
Muhammad Ali's Professional Boxing Recordp. 429
Acknowledgements and Sourcesp. 435
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