Who Was Muhammad Ali

Read Who Was Muhammad Ali? and discover “The Greatest.”

Author: James Buckley, Jr.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399540059

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time (in succession) World Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed “The Greatest,” Ali was as well known for his unique boxing style, consisting of the Ali Shuffle and the rope-a-dope, as he was for the catchphrase “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” He was an uncompromising athlete who brought beauty and grace to a very rough sport and became one of the world’s most famous cultural icons. Read Who Was Muhammad Ali? and discover “The Greatest.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

Muhammad Ali

""An original graphic novel celebrating the life of the glorious athlete who became the three-time heavyweight boxing legend, activist, and provocateur: Muhammad Ali."--Provided by publisher"--

Author: Sybille Titeux de la Croix

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506703186

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 128

View: 714

""An original graphic novel celebrating the life of the glorious athlete who became the three-time heavyweight boxing legend, activist, and provocateur: Muhammad Ali."--Provided by publisher"--

Muhammad Ali

Presents the life of the American boxer, chronicling his rise as a young amateur fighter and Olympic medalist, his refusal to serve in the army during the Vietnam conflict, his championship bouts, and his battle against Parkinson's disease.

Author: Anthony O. Edmonds

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 443

Presents the life of the American boxer, chronicling his rise as a young amateur fighter and Olympic medalist, his refusal to serve in the army during the Vietnam conflict, his championship bouts, and his battle against Parkinson's disease.

Muhammad Ali

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers.

Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 1786033313

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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New in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Muhammad Ali, "the greatest" boxer of all time. When he was little, Muhammad Ali had his bicycle stolen. He wanted to fight the thief, but a policeman told him him to learn how to box first. After training hard in the gym, Muhammad developed a strong jab and an even stronger work ethic. His smart thinking and talking earned him the greatest title in boxing: Heavyweight Champion of the World. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of "The Greatest's" life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Becoming Muhammad Ali

From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali. *"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit.

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316498181

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 971

From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali. *"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit." --School Library Journal (starred review) Five starred reviews! Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali. Fully authorized by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, and vividly brought to life by Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic artwork, Becoming Muhammad Ali captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.

Muhammad Ali

A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Author: Tom Owens

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617147524

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 873

A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Muhammad Ali

with Muhammad Ali , ” the Messenger explained that he wanted everyone to
know that Ali had “ stepped down off the spiritual platform of Islam to go and see if
he can make money in the sport world . ” In stating his intentions to return to
boxing ...

Author: Elliott J. Gorn

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252067211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 740

As the first book by scholars on the significance of his life and times, Muhammad Ali, the People's Champ is a fresh reassessment of the place of a giant sports idol and the role he has played in American history.

Muhammad Ali

This biography will have your readers on the edge of their seats. Muhammad Ali was a triple threat: heavyweight boxing champion, civil rights activist, and international sports icon.

Author: John Micklos, Jr.

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766093115

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 245

This biography will have your readers on the edge of their seats. Muhammad Ali was a triple threat: heavyweight boxing champion, civil rights activist, and international sports icon. One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, Ali dominated professional boxing for more than a decade in the 1960s and 1970s. Brash and outspoken, he proclaimed "I am the greatest." He backed it up. A true rebel, he refused to serve in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, saying it violated his religious beliefs. And after retiring from boxing, Ali had one more fight: diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984, he raised awareness of and funds for treatment and research for over 30 years. When he died in 2016, the world lost one of its most treasured and rebellious sports figures.

Muhammad Ali

A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Author: James Buckley, Jr.

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836850963

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 955

A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Muhammad Ali

Examines the life and career of Muhammad Ali, including his childhood, his performance at the 1960 Olympics, his exile from boxing for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War, and his reigns as heavyweight champion of the world.

Author: Arlene Schulman

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822524489

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 693

Examines the life and career of Muhammad Ali, including his childhood, his performance at the 1960 Olympics, his exile from boxing for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War, and his reigns as heavyweight champion of the world.

The Greatest Muhammad Ali

From his childhood in the segregated South to his final fight with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali never backed down.

Author: Walter Dean Myers

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338145436

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 452

From his childhood in the segregated South to his final fight with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali never backed down. He was banned from boxing during his prime because he refused to fight in Vietnam. He became a symbol of the antiwar movement - and a defender of civil rights. As "The Greatest," he was a boxer of undeniable talent and courage. He took the world by storm - only Ali could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!" Muhammad Ali: Olympic gold medalist, former heavyweight champion, and one of the most influential people of all time.

Muhammad Ali

Ali, a champion in and out of the ring, is still the greatest. This is a tribute to a unique character, the like of which the sporting world will most likely never see again.

Author: Mike Gent

Publisher: Character-19

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 413

When Muhammad Ali first donned boxing gloves in the late Fifties as Cassius Clay, he could not have imagined the impact he would make, not merely as a sportsman but as a global figure. Anyone alive in the Sixties and Seventies couldn’t help but notice this sportsman who, like a select few, broke through into celebrity status. More than that, his pronouncements were given more weight than many politicians of the time. His ring record speaks for itself: 61 fights, 56 wins, plus Olympic Gold and the WBA, WBC, and NABF World Heavyweight titles. But it was the swaggering, self-confident way he conducted himself in the ring that turned boxing into entertainment. The fact he took on the establishment with his anti-Vietnam views and newly adopted religious beliefs only added spice to the spectacle. Even after his death in 2016, this previous hard-hitting social activist remains an icon and a role model to millions today, all of whom cannot conceive of a world where Muhammad Ali didn’t exist. Even with his well-publicized health problems causing a lessening effect on his heavyweight character, leading up to his passing, he kept himself in the public eye through his promotion of world peace and through his non-profit Muhammad Ali Center in his hometown of Louisville. Ali, a champion in and out of the ring, is still the greatest. This is a tribute to a unique character, the like of which the sporting world will most likely never see again.

Muhammad Ali

He spent endless hours training and dreaming of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. In 1964, his dream came true when he beat Sonny Liston. Soon after this victory, Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali.

Author: Percy Leed

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 172840715X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 409

Cassius Clay began boxing at age twelve to protect himself from bullies. He spent endless hours training and dreaming of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. In 1964, his dream came true when he beat Sonny Liston. Soon after this victory, Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali. When Ali refused to fight in the Vietnam War (1957–1975), he was banned from boxing—but a few years later, he made an incredible comeback. Find out how Ali became a legendary boxer and one of the world's most famous athletes.


Muhammad Ali

The story of his struggles, failures, and triumphs sheds light on issues of race, class, religion, dissent, and the role of sports in American society that affected all Americans.

Author: Barbara L. Tischler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317691210

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 179

Muhammad Ali was not only a champion athlete, but a cultural icon. While his skill as a boxer made him famous, his strong personality and his identity as a black man in a country in the midst of the struggle for civil rights made him an enduring symbol. From his youth in segregated Louisville, Kentucky, to his victory in the 1960 Olympics, to the controversy that surrounded his conversion to Islam and refusal of the draft during the Vietnam War, Ali's life was closely linked to the major social and political struggles of the 1960s and 70s. The story of his struggles, failures, and triumphs sheds light on issues of race, class, religion, dissent, and the role of sports in American society that affected all Americans. In this lively, concise biography, Barbara L. Tischler introduces students to Ali's life in social and political context, and explores his enduring significance as a symbol of resistance. Muhammad Ali: A Many of Many Voices offers the perfect introduction to this extraordinary American and his times.

Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali

This account of Egyptian society traces the economic reasons for Muhammad Ali's rise to power and the effects of his regime on Egypt's development as a nation state.

Author: Afaf Lutfi Sayyid-Marsot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521289689

Category: History

Page: 300

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This account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt. It considers Muhammad Ali as part of a social group whose economic interests led them in the direction of trade with Europe as a means of raising money for further investments. They attempted to increase agricultural exports and to use the profits to create industry; then, following the logic of imperialists, their next step was to seek to conquer the surrounding areas to find markets for their industries and sources of raw materials. These policies brought them into conflict with their suzerain, the Ottoman sultan, and with England, since England needed markets in the Middle East. England sought to destroy the new regime in Egypt as a means of exerting influence on the region. In carrying out these economic changes, the country underwent a series of internal developments that were to revolutionize the structure and shape of Egyptian society. The rules of landownership were altered and large estates were formed, Egyptian fallahin were drafted into the army, and the administration was Egyptianized, establishing the groundwork for a nation state.

Muhammad Ali

ALI ' S AMERICA Droudly wearing his I Olympic gold medal , Muhammad Ali
entered a restaurant in Louisville , Kentucky , and sat down . Minutes later , he
was back outside . Ali had been refused service because of the color of his skin .

Author: Rob Shone

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404208568

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 979

In graphic novel format, presents the life and career of the former heavyweight boxing champion.

Muhammad Ali

A biography of the controversial figure who is the only man to be Heavyweight Champion of the World three times.

Author: Christopher Riccella

Publisher: Holloway House Publishing

ISBN: 9780870675744

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

View: 922

A biography of the controversial figure who is the only man to be Heavyweight Champion of the World three times.

Muhammad Ali His Life and Times

Charismatic, dedicated and a skilful self-publicist, Ali is the living embodiment of the American Dream. This is the biography to match his achievements.

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 1907554904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 812

One of the most recognisable, respected and inspirational men on earth, Muhammad Ali is the world's most famous boxing hero. Ali brought unprecedented speed and grace to the sport, and his charm and wit changed forever what the world expects of a champion athlete. In the words of over two hundred of Ali's family members, associates, opponents, friends and enemies, this comprehensive and honest portrait relates his legendary sporting accomplishments, as well as the high drama of life outside the boxing ring. From Olympic gold in Rome, to stunning victory over George Foreman in Zaire, every historic victory and defeat of Ali's career is covered. His controversial embrace of the Nation of Islam - with the renunciation of his 'slave name', Cassius Clay - and the historic refusal to be inducted into the US Army makes for compelling reading. Ali became America's first national conscientious objector, and with a willingness to stage his fights in Third World locales, he continued his advocacy for people in need which was honoured in 2000 when he became a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Charismatic, dedicated and a skilful self-publicist, Ali is the living embodiment of the American Dream. This is the biography to match his achievements.

Muhammad Ali

Highlights the life of the boxer Muhammad Ali, an Olympic gold medalist known for his outspoken religious and political beliefs.

Author: Nick Healy

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583413333

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 714

Highlights the life of the boxer Muhammad Ali, an Olympic gold medalist known for his outspoken religious and political beliefs.