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He floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, darting and dancing his way to boxing’s heavyweight world championship. In the process, the fleet-footed and motormouthed fighter became King of the Ring and more: a cultural icon who dominated headlines, generated controversy, and enthralled even those audiences uninterested in the sport. Learn the fascinating facts about this dazzling champ:
-How he began boxing at only age 12 and the trainer who first knew he was something special
- His involvement in the controversial Nation of Islam
- What happened when he refused to fight in the Vietnam War
- Round-by-round coverage of his Rumble in the Jungle” and Thrilla in Manila” matchups with George Foreman and nemesis Joe Frazier
- His present-day battle with Parkinson’s Syndrome
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Stephen Timblin is an experienced Rough Guide author and contributes on many US guides.From Booklist:
From the Sterling Biography series, each of these books offers a succinct account of a notable athlete’s life. Studded with quotes and illustrated with photos, the books include time lines, glossaries, bibliographies, and source notes. The subject of Muhammad Ali rose to prominence in boxing during the 1960s, endured ridicule for refusing induction into the army and for joining the controversial Nation of Islam, and defended his world heavyweight crown in a series of legendary fights. Written in a straightforward, journalistic style, these biographies present very readable accounts of the lives of three very different athletes who made their marks on American culture. Grades 6-9. --Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Sterling, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111402771525
Book Description Sterling, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1402771525