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Redemption song : Muhammad Ali and the spirit of the sixties

Author: Mike Marqusee
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Redemption Song, Mike Marqusee takes the reader on an eye-opening excursion through the politics and culture of the 1960s, using the magisterial but often contradictory career of "the Greatest" as his guiding thread. His portrait of the boxer provides a springboard for an investigation of the themes of black representation, popular culture, the Black Atlantic, and the wool and warp of exuberant individualism and
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Muhammad Ali; Muhammad (Sportler) Ali; Muhammad Ali
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Marqusee
ISBN: 185984717X 9781859847176 1859842933 9781859842935
OCLC Number: 41018032
Awards: Shortlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 1999.
Description: 310 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Ali in the Prison of the Present --
The Baby Figure of the Giant Mass --
A Change Is Gonna Come --
Bringing It All Back Home --
Beyond the Confines of America --
At the Rendezvous of Victory --
Conclusion: Crowns and Garlands.
Responsibility: Mike Marqusee.
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This narrative explores the origins and impact of Muhammed Ali's dramatic public stands on race and the draft. It traces his interaction with the evolving black liberation and anti-war movements and  Read more...

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"A thrilling book about a true and enduring hero ... Mike Marqusee has done him, and us, proud."--John Pilger"Among the slew of recent Ali books, here's one that returns the political sting to 'The Read more...

 
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