By Gavin Newsham. Treasures of Muhammad Ali. “I am the greatest,” declared Muhammad Ali-and he backed up his words with actions. Not only was he the finest heavyweight boxer ever to step into the ring, he was also a compelling and controversial figure outside of it. The Official Treasures of Muhammad Ali celebrates the boxing legend's glorious achievements through a stunning selection of 150 photographs and 25 items of Ali's own personal memorabilia. This sumptuous book spans Ali's entire career, from his Kentucky childhood and 1960 Olympic success to “The Rumble in the Jungle” and “Thrilla in Manila.” Stylish text examines Ali's refusal to fight in Vietnam, his retirement and battle with Parkinson's, and his incredible impact on world culture. Carlton Publishing (2008), English, Hardcover: 64 pages.
Muhammad Ali is not only the greatest heavyweight boxer ever to have stepped into the ring, he is also the most recognized man on the planet; a man who rose above his own sport, and all sport, and is the greatest living icon of the modern age."The Treasures of Muhammad Ali" allows readers the opportunity to experience and truly appreciate the boxing and humanitarian legend's 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 career, from his early days growing up in Kentucky through to his amateur career and 1960 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 and his incredible impact on world culture."The Treasures of Muhammad Ali" is a unique celebration of the life of one who is quite simply, "The Greatest."
The greatest Ali Book. The contents of this book contained more then I could imagine. From The pull out photos too the reproduced fight tickits and posters, I could not put the book down.
This book is a must for collectors of Muhammad ali. By Steven G. Ike (Bloomfield, Ct.)
About the Author: Gavin Newsham is an award-winning sports writer whose work appears regularly in the Observer Sport Monthly and the Sunday Times. He is the author of Once in a Lifetime (Atlantic), the story of the New York Cosmos. Co-founder and former associate editor of Golf Punk magazine, he was for four years and chief features writer for FHM magazine. His previous books include a celebrated biography of golfer John Daly, which won him NSC Best New Writer in 2004.