King of the World

Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804173621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2027

With an Introduction by Salman Rushdie On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was "a new kind of black man" who would shortly transform America's racial politics, its popular culture, and its notions of heroism. No one has captured Ali--and the era that he exhilarated and sometimes infuriated--with greater vibrancy, drama, and astuteness than David Remnick, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb (and editor of The New Yorker). In charting Ali's rise from the gyms of Louisville, Kentucky, to his epochal fights against Liston and Floyd Patterson, Remnick creates a canvas of unparalleled richness. He gives us empathetic portraits of wisecracking sportswriters and bone-breaking mobsters; of the baleful Liston and the haunted Patterson; of an audacious Norman Mailer and an enigmatic Malcolm X. Most of all, King of the World does justice to the speed, grace, courage, humor, and ebullience of one of the greatest athletes and irresistibly dynamic personalities of our time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

King of the World

Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375702296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

View: 6935

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

King of the World

Picador Classic

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447289560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 1517

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.

The King of the World

Author: Wallace Wood

Publisher: Vanguard Productions

ISBN: 9781887591591

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 64

View: 3612

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.

The King of the World

Author: René Guénon,S. D. Fohr

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

ISBN: 9780900588549

Category: Religion

Page: 79

View: 2404

Examination of legends of the subterranean kingdom of Agarttha and The King of the World in the light of traditional metaphysics. Incidental subjects include Luz: The above of immortality; The Holy Grail, Melkizedek, The Omphalos and Sacred Stones, and general considerations on the sites of spiritual centers

King of the World

Author: Tom Gray

Publisher: Chipmunka Publishing

ISBN: 9781783820931

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

View: 2851

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.

King of the World

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

ISBN: 9780500974483

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 1001

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.

King of the World

Author: Merrill Joan Gerber

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480451533

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1631

Based on a true story, this shattering novel about the abuse of a wife and child will stick with the reader long after they turn the last page. Merrill Joan Gerber reveals the love affair of Ginny and her sensitive but horribly destructive lover, Michael. The pair adopts a child that Michael both loves and abuses. As Ginny struggles to rid herself of him and save her child, Michael becomes the incarnation of depravity.

The King of Pizza

A Magical Story about the World's Favorite Food

Author: Sylvester Sanzari,John E. Hurst

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780761101079

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9079

A king who cannot get enough to eat discovers a wonderful new food that is even better when shared. Includes recipe.

King of the World

Author: Randall Coleman

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 0986360015

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

View: 4732

The year is 2022, and time is running out. The Earth is heating up at an alarming rate. Governments are corrupt and terrorism abounds. More nations are on the brink of war than at any other time in history, and fear riddles the planet. The Group of Five are fed up, and they’re doing something about it. In their quest to usher in a new way, the Group of Five is seeking to elect a true king, one who can restore balance to the world. Will they find a suitable king in time, or will political corruption and the Earth’s imminent destruction win out?

The King of the World in the Land of the Pygmies

Author: Joan Mark

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803282506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 2222

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.

Lucknow Boy

A Memoir

Author: Vinod Mehta

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0670085294

Category: Journalism

Page: 325

View: 9083

Autobiography of Vinod Mehta, born 1941, Indian editor and journalist.

King of the World

Author: Celia Fremlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571312795

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 220

View: 3524

'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

King of Battle: Artillery in World War I

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004307281

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 2847

In King of Battle: Artillery in World War I a distinguished array of authors examines the centrepiece of battle in the Great War, artillery. Going beyond tables of calibres and ranges, they look at organization, training, personnel, doctrine, and technologies.

King of the World

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447289552

Category: African American boxers

Page: 352

View: 5164

With an introduction by Salman RushdieWith a new afterword by the authorIt 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.