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Sound and fury : two powerful lives, one fateful friendship

Author: Dave Kindred
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes Muhammad Ali's relationship with Howard Cosell, the sports journalist, which, despite differences in racial, educational, and religious backgrounds, became a mutually respectful friendship.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Muhammad Ali; Howard Cosell; Muhammad (Sportler) Ali; Howard Cosell; Muhammad Ali; Howard Cosell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Kindred
ISBN: 0743262115 9780743262118 0743262123 9780743262125
OCLC Number: 70122109
Description: xi, 368 p., [16] p. of plates ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : They charmed and bedeviled us --
Pt. 1. Dreaming. "Bound together by a common sympathy" --
"America was in everybody's mouth" --
"You got a little Joe Louis there" --
"Liston is a tramp, I'm the champ" --
"The Black man's White man" --
"I don't have to be what you want me to be" --
"I ain't got nothing against them Viet Cong" --
Pt. 2. Climbing. "We don't want to live with the White man" --
"Tel-e-VISION!" --
"You'll never really know him" --
Pt. 3. At The Top. "God knows the world wants me to win" --
"I'm the only one who can tell it" --
"I ain't gonna wind up like Malcolm X" --
"A twentieth-century torture device" --
"You know you need me more than I need you" --
Pt. 4. Falling. "You feelin' any pain, Joe, feelin' any pain?" --
"I know who I am" --
"Mother Cosell, saving us all from prostitution" --
"I'd rather be punished here than in the hereafter" --
"Your unconquerable soul" --
"The world's waiting for me" --
"You stood up and told the truth" --
Pt. 5. Rising. "He's America's only living saint" --
Epilogue : "The Alpha and the Omega"
Responsibility: David Kindred.
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This unprecedented biography of the relationship between Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell reveals how the pair made the wide world of sports as sensational as their larger-than-life personalities. of  Read more...

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"As much a social history of our times as it is a biography of two of our most formidable cultural giants, "Sound and Fury" emerges clearly as a read quite as important as it is poignant and Read more...

 
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