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Muhammad Ali : the making of an icon

Autore: Michael Ezra
Editore: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009.
Serie: Sporting (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Chronicles the life of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali--born Cassius Clay--and focuses on his pre-champion bouts, his career management, legacy, and promotion.
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Muhammad Ali; Muhammad Ali, Sportler.
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Michael Ezra
ISBN: 1592136613 9781592136612 1592136621 9781592136629
Numero OCLC: 226357378
Descrizione: xi, 233 p. ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: Louisville's favorite son : the professional debut --
Choosing management : the courtship of Cassius Clay --
The early bouts, 1961-1962 --
Clay vs. Moore : the seminal text --
The most hated man in boxing? The early bouts, 1963 --
Damage control through moral authority : the Louisville Sponsoring Group's specialty --
The relationship between Cassius Clay and Louisville Sponsoring Group : a summary --
The commercial elements of Clay-Liston I --
Main Bout, Inc. : how commerce affects culture --
Carving out moral authority: Ali's race man phase --
Forty years of Ali : the making of an icon --
The legacy of Ali's exile and the Nation of Islam --
The prodigal son returns --
King of the world : the consequences of monarchy --
Death of a salesman --
Lonnie Ali : the savior --
Thomas Hauser : the literary rehabilitation of Ali's legend --
Olympic torch : from literature to television --
Beyond moral authority : the apotheosis of Muhammad Ali --
Culture meets commerce : the Muhammad Ali center, naming rights, and the price of moral authority --
The backlash : exploring contradictory meanings of Ali.
Titolo della serie: Sporting (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Responsabilità: Michael Ezra.
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From his appearance as an Olympic champion to his iconic status as a national hero, Muhammad Ali's (born Cassius Clay) carefully constructed image and controversial persona has always been intensely  Per saperne di più…

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