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KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A literate, intelligent evocation of the great heavyweight champion. Remnick (Resurrection, 1997, etc.), the Pulitzer Prize winner who is now editor of the New Yorker, opens—wisely—with the September 1962 fight between Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston. His profiles of both men are remarkable studies of the sociological backdrop for Ali's entrance upon the scene. Patterson was cast as the good ... Read full review

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Review: King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero

User Review  - Tristan - Goodreads

A superb look at Ali. Reminds me a little bit of the great Halberstam book about Jordan ("Playing for Keeps") in that both put preeminent athletes into context perfectly. Of course, that's probably an ... Read full review

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