With an introduction by Salman Rushdie With a new afterword by the author It was the night of February 25, 1964. A cloud of cigar smoke drifted through the ring lights. Cassius Clay threw punches into the gray floating haze and waited for the bell. When Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mould. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself: from his early fights as Cassius Clay, the young, wiry man from Louisville, unwilling to play the noble and grateful warrior in a white world, to becoming Muhammad Ali, the voice of black America and the most recognised face on the planet. King of the World is the story of an incredible rise to power, a book of battles fought inside the ring and out. With grace and power, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Remnick tells of a transcendent athlete and entertainer, a rapper before rap was born. Ali was a mirror of his era, a dynamic figure in the racial and cultural clashes of his time and King of the World is a classic piece of non-fiction and a book worthy of America's most dynamic modern hero.
Author: David Remnick
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
How can an average lad from Sheffield go from living a normal life to attempting suicide twice, having 3 psychiatric hospital admissions and being sectioned under the mental health act? My story delves into my life, in parts it is shocking, in others it is enlightening but what I try to do is give a true account of my life living with Psychosis, Depression and Bi Polar. I hope I can try to break down the barriers of mental health and go some way in reducing stigma.
Author: Tom Gray
Publisher: Chipmunka Publishing
This remarkable book grew out of a conference headed by Ren Gunon, the sinologist Ren Grousset, and the neo-Thomist Jacques Maritain on questions raised by Ferdinand Ossendowski's thrilling account in his Men, Beast and Gods of an escape through Central Asia, during which he foils enemies and encounters shamans and Mongolian lamas, whose marvels he describes. The book caused a great sensation, especially the closing chapters, where Ossendowski recounts legends allegedly entrusted to him concerning the 'King of the World' and his subterranean kingdom Agarttha. The present book, one of Gunon's most controversial, was written in response to this conference and develops the theme of the King of the World from the point of view of traditional metaphysics. Chapters include: Western Ideas about Agarttha; Shekinah and Metatron; The Three Supreme Functions; Symbolism of the Grail; Melki-Tsedeq; Luz: Abode of Immortality; The Supreme Center concealed during the Kali-Yuga; and The Omphalos and Sacred Stones .
Author: René Guénon,S. D. Fohr
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
'Britain's equivalent to Patricia Highsmith, Celia Fremlin wrote psychological thrillers that changed the landscape of crime fiction for ever: her novels are domestic, subtle, penetrating - and quite horribly chilling.' Andrew TaylorKing of the World (1994), Celia Fremlin's sixteenth and final novel, is the story of flat-mates Bridget and Diane. Despite ten years in age between them they get on well - aside from the constant presence of Alistair, Diane's self-impressed boyfriend, in the flat. The women decide to look for a third tenant, and find Norah, who claims to be a battered wife seeking refuge. But Norah is telling lies that will put all of them in mortal danger.'Celia Fremlin is an astonishing writer, who explores that nightmare country where brain, mind and self battle to establish the truth. She illuminates her dark world with acute perception and great wit.' Natasha Cooper
Author: Celia Fremlin
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Born in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Ronaldo Luiz De Lima overcame his humble beginnings to become one of the greatest footballers the world has ever known. Here, Clarkson uncovers the truth about Ronaldo's life—his modest childhood in the deadly, drug ravaged slums of Rio, where he witnessed friends murdered; his shame and disappointment at the 1998 World Cup in Paris, where he was brought to his knees in front of a world-wide audience; and his glorious moment of triumph as he overcame all his past troubles to win the 2002 World Cup for Brazil. Ronaldo's mother, father, school teachers, and childhood friends all reveal their secrets about the footballing superstar in this book.
King of the World
Author: Wensley Clarkson
Publisher: Blake Pub
Category: Sports & Recreation
The World of Alex Sanders
Author: June Johns
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Arthur Eustace Southon
Category: British colonial fiction
Housed in England's Royal Library, THE PADSHAHNAMA ("King of the World") manuscript documents the first ten years of the reign of Shah-Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and contains exquisite painting and illuminations. The manuscript will be exhibited in 1997 in celebration of India's 50 years of independence from British rule. This reproduction accompanies the exhibition. 200 illus. 100in color.
The Padshahnama : an Imperial Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle
Author: Milo Cleveland Beach,Ebba Koch,Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution),Windsor Castle. Royal Library
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
In All The Long History Of The Indian Sub-Continent, There Was No More Turbulent, Bloodstained, Chaotic Period Than The 18Th Century, The Span Of Time Covered In This Fascinating Account Of The Decay And Final Collapse Of The Once Glorious Moghul Empire.Ex-Library.
Emperor of Hindustan
Author: Michael Edwardes
Publisher: Harvill Secker
A king who cannot get enough to eat discovers a wonderful new food that is even better when shared. Includes recipe.
A Magical Story about the World's Favorite Food
Author: Sylvester Sanzari,John E. Hurst
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Joan Mark offers an interpretive biography of Patrick Tracy Lowell Putnam (1904–53), who spent twenty-five years living among the Bambuti pygmies of the Ituri Forest in what is now Zaire. On the Epulu River he constructed Camp Putnam as a harmonious multiracial community. He modeled his camp on the “dude ranches” of the American West, taking in paying guests while running a medical clinic and occasionally offering legal aid to the local people, and assumed the role of intermediary between locals and visitors, including Colin M. Turnbull, author of the classic Forest People. Mark describes Putnam’s mercurial relations with family and with his African and American wives—and follows him to his sad and violent end. She places Patrick Putnam within the context of three different anthropological traditions and examines his contribution as an expert on pygmies.
Author: Joan Mark
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The King of the World is volume one of Wallace Wood's long out-of-print graphic novel trilogy. Wood tells the story of the Immi, a medieval society of elves, who live happily deep in the forest completely isolated from the rest of the world. That is until a strange shadow falls over their village! A young Immi known as Odkin is tricked into volunteering to investigate and is drawn into the intrigues of Alacazar the wizard to save the world from Anark.
Author: Wallace Wood
Publisher: Vanguard Productions
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Confusion and terror surrounded him daily. His very young life had become an ever-changing, dark kaleidoscope of angry faces and strange, unknown, new places, always a blow to duck or absorb. He was always at the bottom of the pecking order. Unwanted invasions and an endless labyrinth made him the target of ire. Constant rain couldnat stop burning walls. The barrel of a gun. Lies and betrayal at every footstep. What would set him free?
Author: Harry McEwen
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
Author: Rick Bennet
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Previously published in hardcover as King's Cross The most influential man to ever walk the earth has had his story told in hundreds of different ways for thousands of years. Can any more be said? Now, Timothy Keller, New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God and the man Newsweek called a “C. S. Lewis for the twenty-first century,” unlocks new insights into the life of Jesus Christ as he explores how Jesus came as a king, but a king who had to bear the greatest burden anyone ever has. Jesus the King is Keller’s revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God. It is an unforgettable look at Jesus Christ, and one that will leave an indelible imprint on every reader. Look out for Timothy Keller's latest book, The Songs of Jesus. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God
Author: Timothy Keller
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
Author: Robert Hugh Benson