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King of the World

King of the World( )
Author: Remnick, David
ISBN:978-0-375-50065-7
Publication Date:Oct 1998
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

There were mythic sports figures before him--Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio--but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. Ali was a transcendent athlete and entertainer, a heavyweight Fred Astaire, a rapper before rap was born. He was a mirror of his era, a...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Sports & Recreation / Boxing
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.46 x 9.58 x 1.18 Inches
Book Weight:1.54 Pounds
Author Biography
Remnick, David (Author)
David Remnick was born on October 29, 1958 in Hackensack, N.J. and educated at Princeton University. He began his career at the Washington Post in 1982. In 1992, he became a staff writer for the New Yorker.

Remnick's book, Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire, won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction. The work deals with the last days of the Soviet Union, which Remnick witnessed firsthand as foreign correspondent to Moscow from the Washington Post.

Remnick is the author of numerous other works including The Devil Problem (And Other True Stories) published in 1996, Resurrection, The Struggle for a New Russia in 1997, and King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, published in 1998. His most recent title, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, was published in 2010. 030



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