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Sting like a bee : Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971

Author: Leigh Montville
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Anchor Books editionView all editions and formats
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"An insightful portrait of Muhammed Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military--and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Muhammad Ali; Muhammad Ali
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Montville
ISBN: 9780307950321 0307950328
OCLC Number: 1039082333
Description: 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Local Draft Board No. 47 --
Those Viet Congs --
Foreign affairs --
The FBI --
Judge Grauman --
1-A --
Ernie --
Civil rights --
No --
Married --
Colleges --
Stirrings --
Media --
Buck White --
New York --
Return to the ring --
Joe Frazier --
Supreme Court --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971.
Responsibility: Leigh Montville.

Abstract:

"An insightful portrait of Muhammed Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military--and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have remembered a hero, a heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist, an icon, and a man who represents the sheer greatness of America. New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville goes deeper, with a fascinating chronicle of a story that has been largely untold. Muhammad Ali, in the late 1960s, was young, successful, brash, and hugely admired--but with some reservations. He was bombastic and cocky in a way that captured the imagination of America, but also drew its detractors. He was a bold young African American in an era when few people were as outspoken. He renounced his name--Cassius Clay--as being his 'slave name,' and joined the Nation of Islam, renaming himself Muhammad Ali. And finally in 1966, after being drafted, he refused to join the military for religious and conscientious reasons, triggering a fight that was larger than any of his bouts in the ring. What followed was a period of legal battles, of cultural obsession, and in some ways of being the very embodiment of the civil rights movement located in the heart of one man. Muhammad Ali was the tip of the arrow, and Leigh Montville brilliantly assembles all the boxing, the charisma, the cultural and political shifting tides, and ultimately the enormous waft of entertainment that always surrounded Ali. Muhammed Ali vs. the United States of America is an important and incredibly engaging book"--

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