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The Treasures of Muhammad Ali
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Muhammad Ali was not only the greatest heavyweight boxer ever to have stepped into the ring, he was also the most recognized man on the planet; a man who rose above his own and all sport, and was the greatest icon of the modern age. The Treasures of Muhammad Ali allows readers the opportunity to experience and truly appreciate his glorious achievements through a stunning selection of 200 photographs and a stylish text, as well as through 25 items of Ali's own personal and private memorabilia. Study his early fight contracts, read his personal letters, browse famous fight programmes and admire the removable fight posters... This sumptuous book spans Ali's entire life, from his early days growing up in Kentucky through to his Olympic success, his early professional bouts and world title fight with Sonny Liston. The book goes on to candidly discuss his conversion to Islam and the controversy surrounding his refusal to be inducted into the US Armed Forces, before showcasing his legendary comeback fights: the "Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila". The book charts Ali's retirement, fight with Parkinson's, life outside the ring, incredible impact on world culture and finally his death on 3 June 2016, together with the global reaction to his passing. The Treasures of Muhammad Ali is a unique celebration of the life of one who was quite simply, "The Greatest".
Author BioGavin Newsham is an award-winning writer whose work regularly appears in the Sunday Times. His previous books include Once in a Lifetime, the story of the New York Cosmos and celebrated biographies of golfer John Daly (winner of NSC Best New Writer in 2004) and the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Fact File.