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Muhammad Ali: Fifteen Rounds in the Wilderness

Muhammad Ali: Fifteen Rounds in the Wilderness

Previous price: $29.95 Current price: $22.99
Publication Date: January 1st, 2023
Publisher:
Pitch Publishing Ltd
ISBN:
9781801501224
Pages:
288
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Description

Between defeat by Trevor Berbick in December 1981 and lighting the Olympic flame in Atlanta in July 1996, Muhammad Ali spent the 15 most turbulent years of his life traversing the globe, seeking a higher purpose.

Depending on the day, the retired champion could be a diplomat trying to liberate hostages in the Middle East, a salesman flogging cookies and cologne across America, or an amateur magician performing sleights of hand everywhere from prison yards to school halls to Valentino fashion shows.

Sometimes hilarious, often terribly poignant, this kaleidoscopic account of the most bizarre episodes in his epic life chronicles Ali preaching Islam, causing havoc and touching lives from Beijing to Birmingham, Detroit to Damascus, Khartoum to the Khyber Pass.

One minute hanging with Donald Trump, the next with Nelson Mandela, even as his own body and mind battled the onset of Parkinson's Syndrome, here are so many previously untold stories about 'The Greatest' treating statesmen and strangers, popes and paupers just the same.

About the Author

Dave Hannigan is a professor of history at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island and a columnist with the Irish Times. His previous non-fiction books include The Big Fight, an account of Muhammad Ali's 1972 contest with Al 'Blue' Lewis in Dublin, and Drama in the Bahamas, the story of his final bout against Trevor Berbick. A native of Cork, Dave currently lives in East Setauket, New York, with his sons Abe, Charlie and Finn.

Praise for Muhammad Ali: Fifteen Rounds in the Wilderness

Praise for Drama in the Bahamas:

"Hannigan’s book excels here with well-chosen quotations painting the unique status, even among athletes, of the boxer." --The New York Times Book Review

“Released shortly after the death of ‘The Greatest,’ this requiem for a heavyweight should enjoy a wide readership among boxing fans and a general audience.” --Library Journal, starred review