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Muhammad Ali : the glory years
Dennis, Felix, 1947-2014.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Miramax Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
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GV1132.A44 D46 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
GV1132.A44 D46 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
GV1132.M84 D46 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ
GV1132.A44 D46 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Muhammad Ali is a force of nature. Over the past forty years, hes proven himself a one-of-a-kind boxing champion, a charismatic media darling, and a world-class personality. Here at last is a book spectacular enough to capture his legend. This beautifully produced, oversized hardcover is brimming with hundreds of rare and never-before-published photographs, many of which were printed with a unique, stunning silvertone effect. Based on exclusive interviews conducted with Ali at the height of his career, as well as meticulous research with the help of his family, friends, entourage, and opponents, Muhammad Ali: The Glory Years captures as never before the champs dazzling talent and magnetic appeal, both in and out of the ring. The visual centerpiece to this astonishing collection is a complete photographic record of each and every professional Ali ght from 1960 to 1981. Also included is a foreword by former light heavyweight champion of the world, Jose Torres, and an introduction by writer Victor Bockris. Muhammad Ali: The Glory Years is an indispensable collectors item for Alis millions of fans, and an insightful biography that captures a pivotal slice of American pop culture. It is, without question, the handsomest book ever published on this national treasure.

Author Notes

Felix Dennis was born on May 27, 1947. He was one of the central figures who brought 60s counterculture magazine Oz to a large audience. In 1973, he founded his own magazine publishing company, Dennis Publishing, launching titles such as Maxim and owning The Week, Viz, and Health and Fitness.

He wrote several collections of poetry including A Glass Half Full; Love, of a Kind; This Is the Way of the World; and I Just Stepped Out. He would occasionally go on live poetry performance tours in order to promote his latest collections. He also wrote several of tell-all books including How to Get Rich: The Distilled Wisdom of One of Britain's Wealthiest Self-Made Entrepreneurs, and 88 - The Narrow Road: A Brief Guide to the Getting of Money. He died from throat cancer on June 22, 2014 at the age of 67.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Though the subtitle of this photo-rich biography might suggest that it covers only a few years of Muhammad Ali?s meteoric career, in fact authors Dennis and Atyeo deal with all of the heavyweight boxing champion?s years in the ring: from his first bout at the age of 12 to his retirement at 38. Ali dominated the world of professional boxing for almost 20 years, but he was as famous for his political declarations and media-attracting antics as he was for his stunning innovations in technique. Dennis and Atyeo give a well-rounded portrait of the Kentucky fighter?s many talents, drawing upon their own interviews with Ali as well as from interviews with his friends, family, opponents and trainers to create a swift, enjoyable read. They cover all of Ali?s major fights?including those against Sonny Liston, George Foreman and Joe Frazier?as well as many less notable ones. Dennis and Atyeo are also careful not to pigeon-hole Ali into any one type, seeking, instead, to convey his many contradictions and transformations. The only aspect of his life that they appear to shy away from is the domestic, particularly his difficult and chauvinistic relationships with women. Though there are already many other competent biographies of Ali, this volume distinguishes itself from the mass with its easy, magazine-style prose (Dennis is the owner of Dennis Publishing, which is responsible for Blender and Maxim, among other magazines, and Atyeo is an Australian journalist), its clean design and its abundance of spectacular photographs. (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.