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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Hauser Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781504713771
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Stripping away the revisionism to reveal the true nature of the man himself, this new book recounts the life journey of a fighter universally recognized as a unique and treasured world icon.

Few global personalities have commanded an all-encompassing sporting and cultural audience like Muhammad Ali. Now, Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest allows us to more fully appreciate the truth—and understand both the man and the ways in which he helped recalibrate how the world perceives its transcendent figures.

In this celebratory volume, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Hauser provides a compelling retrospective of Ali’s life. Relying on personal insights, interviews with close associates and other contemporaries, and memories gathered over the course of decades on the cutting edge of boxing journalism, Hauser explores Ali in colorful detail inside and outside the ring.

Muhammad Ali has attained mythical status. But in recent years, he has been subjected to an image makeover by corporate America as it seeks to homogenize the electrifying nature of his persona. Hauser argues that there has been a deliberate distortion of what Ali believed, said, and stood for, and that making Ali more presentable for advertising purposes by sanitizing his legacy is a disservice to history as well as to Ali himself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A considerable achievement and probably as thorough a look as we’ll get at this remarkable man.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “The first definitive biography of a boxer who transcended sports as no other athlete ever has.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Hauser’s achievement in chronicling the life of Muhammad Ali is monumental.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Hauser creates a new foundation for all future Ali scholarship.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A magnificent book about a life that needs to be understood whether you care a whit about boxing or not.”

    Boston Globe

  • “What we have here is a textbook on human dignity. It should be required reading in every high school and college.”

    New York Daily News

  • An iBooks Bestseller
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About the Author

Thomas Hauser is the author of more than forty books on subjects ranging from professional boxing to Beethoven. His first novel, Missing, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the National Book Award, and was the basis for the Academy Award–winning film of the same name. He also wrote Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.