By Don Atyeo and elix Dennis. This is the finest book on Muhammad Ali in his prime ever published. Based on exclusive firsthand interviews and years of research, Muhammad Ali: The Glory Years celebrates the life and achievements of one of the world's greatest athletes and media icons. Spanning Ali's life from the 1960s to today, The Glory Years covers Ali's meteoric rise to fame and his ability to amaze and amuse in and out of the ring. Features stunning pictures from the lenses of some of the world's most famous photographers including Neil Leifer, Flip Schulke, Sonia Katchian, and Peter Angelo-Simon-many of them previously unpublished. Miramax (2003), English, Harcover: 288 pages.
Based on scores of interviews with the champ in his prime. Also featuring many interviews with Ali's family, friends, trainers, and opponents. Includes over 300 magnificent photographs, many rare and previously unpublished complete photographic record of every single professional Muhammad Ali fight from 1960-1981 printed with a stunning silvertone process.
"When a man says 'I cannot,' he has made a suggestion to himself. He has weakened his power of accomplishing that which otherwise could have been accomplished." --Muhammad Ali
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee..."--Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali: The Glory Years celebrates the life and career of the most famous and revered champion in sports. With meticulously researched text and over 300 pages of spectacular photographs-many of them never before published-The Glory Years offers a unique portrait of Ali's meteoric rise to fame, both as champion boxer and media icon.
Based on exclusive, first-hand interviews with Ali in his prime. together with months of research interviewing family, friends, his entourage, and opponents, The Glory Years reveals not just Ali the boxer and celebrity, but Ali the man. The authors benefited from unprecedented access to Ali and his key personnel at the height of his career, unthinkable by today's standards. A foreword by author and ex-boxing champion Jose Torres, along with a final chapter bringing the Ali story into the present, place Ali's extraordinary life into a wider perspective way beyond the sporting arena.
With hundreds of stunning photographs, many printed with a unique silvertone process, The Glory Years is a visual feast and a glorious celebration of a truly electrifying personality, Muhammad Ali.