Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship

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Muhammed Ali and Howard Cosell, a legendary athlete and a television icon, were individually interesting, but together they were mesmerizing. They were profoundly different—young and old, black and white, a Muslim and a Jew, Ali barely literate, Cosell an editor of his university’s law review. Yet they had in common forces that made them unforgettable: both were unprecedented performers who covered enormous insecurities by demanding, loudly and often, public acclaim. Theirs was an extraordinary alliance that produced drama, comedy, controversy, and a mutual respect that helped shape both men’s lives. Dave Kindred draws on his experiences with Ali and Cosell over nearly four decades, as well as new reporting and interviews, to break new ground in our understanding of these two giants who changed sports and television forever.

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Dave Kindred has been a newspaper and magazine columnist for thirty-seven years. His newspaper work for the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earned three nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the 1991 winner of the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism and the author of seven books.



Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.

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"[This book] shows so effectively how each man helped create the legend surrounding the other." --Publishers Weekly

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