King of the World (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2015-10-08
Upplaga
Main Market Ed.
Förlag
Picador
Medarbetare
Rushdie, Salman (introd.)/Rushdie, Salman (introd.)/Rushdie, Salman (introd.)/Rushdie, Salman (introd.)
Dimensioner
197 x 133 x 25 mm
Vikt
304 g
Komponenter
In UK, a category of paperback characterized by page 2 size (normally 198 x 129 mm approx)
ISBN
9781447289555
King of the World (häftad)

King of the World

Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero

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With an introduction by Salman Rushdie and an 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 recognized 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.
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Succeeds more than any previous book in bringing Ali into focus . . . as a starburst of energy, ego and ability whose like will never be seen again * Wall Street Journal * Penetrating . . . reveals details that even close followers might not have known. . . . An amazing story * New York Times * Nearly pulse-pounding narrative power . . . an important account of a period in American social history * Chicago Tribune * A pleasure . . . haunting . . . so vivid that one can imagine Ali saying, "How'd you get inside my head, boy?" * Time * By now we all have our notions about what Ali meant - to his time and to the history of his sport. Of course David Remnick sheds light on these subjects, but where King of the World really shines is in the ring itself. With telling detail, Remnick captures the drama, danger, beauty, and ugliness of a generation's worth of big heavyweight fights -- Bob Costa Astute, double-hearted, irresistible. He is so completely in charge of his craft that it becomes an art. -- Toni Morrison, author of Beloved

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David Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998. He was a staff writer for the magazine from 1992 to 1998 and, previous to that, the Washington Post's correspondent in the Soviet Union. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his book Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.