The Fight

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Vintage International, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 234 pages
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The spirited chronicler of war, politics, sex, and modern life trains his wits and sights on the principles, promoters, and observers of the 1974 Ali-Forman championship boxing match held in Kinshasa, Zaire. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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User Review  - tandah - LibraryThing

The are many reasons to read this book even if you abhore the idea of two men going at each other's brains in a ring. Norman Mailer is an excellent writer and recorder of history, he insinuates ... Read full review


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Norman Mailer, rechristened No'min, takes on the heart of Blackness in darkest Africa as he plunges into the vital spirits of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in their recent Heavyweight title clash in ... Read full review


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Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955, he was one of the co-founders of The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner's Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot's Ghost; Oswald's Tale; The Gospel According to the Son, The Castle and the Forest and On God. He died in 2007.

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