- Taschenbuch: 352 Seiten
- Verlag: Vintage; Auflage: Vintage Books (5. Oktober 1999)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0375702296
- ISBN-13: 978-0375702297
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,2 x 1,8 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 45 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 394.788 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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King of the World: Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 5. Oktober 1999
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You'd think there wouldn't be much left to say about a living icon like Muhammad Ali, yet David Remnick imbues King of the World with all the freshness and vitality this legendary fighter displayed in his prime. Beginning with the pre-Ali days of boxing and its two archetypes, Floyd Patterson (the good black heavyweight) and Sonny Liston (the bad black heavyweight), Remnick deftly sets the stage for the emergence of a heavyweight champion the likes of which the world had never seen: a three-dimensional, Technicolor showman, fighter and minister of Islam, a man who talked almost as well as he fought. But mostly Remnick's portrait is of a man who could not be confined to any existing stereotypes, inside the ring or out.
In extraordinary detail, Remnick depicts Ali as a creation of his own imagination as we follow the wilful and mercurial young Cassius Clay from his boyhood and watch him hone and shape himself to a figure who would eventually command centre stage in one of the most volatile decades in our history. To Remnick it seems clear that Ali's greatest accomplishment is to prove beyond a doubt that not only is it possible to challenge the implacable forces of the establishment (the noir-ish, gangster-ridden fight game and the ethos of a whole country) but, with the right combination of conviction and talent, to triumph over these forces. --Fred Haefele -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
"By now we all have our notions about what Ali meant -- to his time and to the history of his sport. Of course David Remnick sheds light on these subjects, but where King of the World really shines is in the ring itself. With telling detail, Remnick captures the drama, danger, beauty, and ugliness of a generation's worth of big heavyweight fights." -- Bob Costa
"Succeeds more than any previous book in bringing Ali into focus . . . as a starburst of energy, ego and ability whose like will never be seen again." —The Wall Street Journal
"Best Nonfiction Book of the Year" —Time
"Penetrating . . . reveal[s] details that even close followers of [Ali] might not have known. . . . An amazing story." —The New York Times
"Nearly pulse-pounding narrative power . . . an important account of a period in American social history." —Chicago Tribune
"A pleasure . . . haunting . . . so vivid that one can imagine Ali saying, 'How'd you get inside my head, boy?'" —Wilfrid Sheed, Time
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Until Ali came along, heavyweight fighters were expected to fight flat-footed and use their superior strength and hitting power to defeat their opponents. Ali showed them a different way with his "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" way of fighting. And there was always his bragging. Ali knew very well what he was doing with his poems and his ever-running mouth. They sold tickets to his fights, pure and simple. But in his first fight with Liston even he wasn't sure if he could deliver on his boasts.
If you've ever wondered how it was in the '60's when Clay fought the bear, Sonny Liston, this is a must read. You'll learn things about Muhammad Ali that haven't been covered before. I'd recommend this book highly.
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