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Muhammad Ali : ringside
Miller, John, 1937- , compiler.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, [1999]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
"A Bullfinch Press book."
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Central Library GV1132.A44 M825 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
Central Library GV1132.A44 M825 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Hamburg Library GV1132.A44 M825 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenmore Library GV1132.A44 M825 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library GV1132.A44 M825 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Biography
Frank E. Merriweather Library GV1132.A44 M825 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ

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Perhaps no other figure in recent history has had the wide-reaching impact of the man many know simply as "The Greatest." For four decades Muhammad Ali has been a symbol of honesty and strength in sports, politics, religion, and civil rights. Throughout his remarkable career, Ali was one who truly had to be seen to be believed. But while Ali's achievements have frequently been chronicled in prose, never before has his extraordinary career been documented in images. Muhammad Ali: Ringside is dedicated to one of the most popular athlete-entertainers of all time. Included are vintage posters and programs, fight tickets, handwritten letters, classic photographs, speeches, scorecards, contracts, and rare autographs -- all from Ali's personal memorabilia. Divided chronologically into four sections, one for each decade from the 1960s to the 1990s, the book includes written narrative recountings of Ali's accomplishments by noted writers and entertaining quotes from Ali's contemporaries.

Author Notes

Alex Haley's full name was Alexander Palmer Haley. He was born in Ithaca, N.Y. in 1921, and grew up in Henning, Tenn. Educated at Elizabeth City Teacher's College in North Carolina, Haley became a journalist while serving in the United States Coast Guard from 1939 to 1959.

After retiring from the service, Haley moved to Los Angeles, finding fulltime employment as a freelance writer. First known for his work as co-author and editor of the highly regarded Autobiography of Malcolm X, Haley's biggest success stemmed from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, 'Roots: The Saga of an American Family.' Extensively researched and based in part on Haley's own African roots, the work became a national bestseller and, in addition to the Pulitzer, won the Springarn Medal in 1977. Roots was also adapted into one of the first television miniseries and garnered some of the highest ratings in television history. His next book, "Queen", told the story of Queen Haley, Alex Haley's paternal grandmother. He died before this work was completed and it was finished by David Stevens. This was also adapted for television. Another work, "Mama Flora's Family" compiled from Haley's unpublished writings, continues the family saga and was published in 1998.

Alex Haley died in 1992 in Seattle, Washington. He was 71 years old.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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