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The Resource King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero, David Remnick

King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero, David Remnick

Label
King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero
Title
King of the world
Title remainder
Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero
Statement of responsibility
David Remnick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There were mythic sports figures before him - Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio - but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. This unforgettable story of his rise and self-creation, told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, places Ali in a heritage of great American originals. Cassius Clay grew up in the Jim Crow South and came of athletic age when boxers were at the mercy of the mob. From the start, Clay rebelled against everything and everyone who would keep him and his people down. He refused the old stereotypes and refused the glad hand of the mob. And, to the confusion and fury of white sportswriters, who were far more comfortable with the self-effacing Joe Louis, Clay came forward as a rebel, insistent on his political views, on his new religion, and, eventually, on a new name. His rebellion nearly cost him the chance to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world. King of the World features some of the pivotal figures of the 1960s - Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, John F. Kennedy - and its pivotal events: the civil rights movement, political assassinations, the war in Vietnam."--Jacket
Summary
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
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2000.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155493
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.83/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Interest level
Grades 9-12
LC call number
GV1132.A44
LC item number
R46 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero
Label
King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero, David Remnick
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Underground man -- Two minutes, six seconds -- Mr. Fury and Mr. Gray -- Stripped -- The bicycle thief -- Twentieth-century exuberance -- Secrets -- Hype -- The cross and the crescent -- Bear hunting -- "Eat your words!" -- The changeling -- "Save me, Joe Louis ..." -- Gunfire -- The anchor punch -- What's in a name? -- Epilogue: Old men by the fire
Control code
ocm39229674
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780375500657
Lccn
98024539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)39229674
Label
King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero, David Remnick
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Underground man -- Two minutes, six seconds -- Mr. Fury and Mr. Gray -- Stripped -- The bicycle thief -- Twentieth-century exuberance -- Secrets -- Hype -- The cross and the crescent -- Bear hunting -- "Eat your words!" -- The changeling -- "Save me, Joe Louis ..." -- Gunfire -- The anchor punch -- What's in a name? -- Epilogue: Old men by the fire
Control code
ocm39229674
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780375500657
Lccn
98024539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)39229674

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