WorldCat Identities

Tillis, Quick 1957-

Works: 2 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 205 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: GV1132.T615, 796.83092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Quick Tillis
Most widely held works by Quick Tillis
Thinkin big : the story of James "Quick" Tillis, the fightin cowboy by Quick Tillis( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They need to think big like I did. If they can see it in their head, they can get there." Thinkin Big is the story of a kid whose dream was never supposed to come true: the story of a man who won hearts with his gentleness, but whose fearlessness was legendary. It is the biography of a champion once broken by boxing. As he watched Cassius Clay destroy Sonny Liston on February 25, 1964, James Tillis was told by God he would be a professional fighter. Thirty-three years later, James "Quick" Tillis, dubbed the Fightin Cowboy by Muhammad Ali, would record his story in a dimly lit jail cell. He was a young black athlete who'd clung to his alcoholic father and his religious mother, rising to battle seven heavyweight champions. But this naive heavyweight would be sacrificed by the sport he loved; it would rob him of the women he loved, his dignity, his fortune, and his title. He crawled into the ring 64 times to prove that he could win, but one dirty agent was determined to bleed him dry. Now he tells a story like no fighter before. It's raw, yet full of humour, told from a legend's perspective
Beating the odds( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six black men with successful lives and careers, describe their childhood and how they made it out of the ghetto. Four are business executives, one a heavyweight boxer, one a doctor and one a lawyer. In between their stories, executive John Dunham speaks with the Manson family, a third generation welfare family. They talk about what life is like for them in the ghetto today
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.43 for Thinkin bi ... to 0.76 for Beating th ...)

Alternative Names
James Tillis Amerikaans bokser

James Tillis US-amerikanischer Schwergewichtsboxer

Tillis, James 1957-

Тиллис, Джеймс

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