Download PDF by Bob Mee: Ali and Liston: The Boy Who Would Be King and the Ugly Bear

By Bob Mee

ISBN-10: 1616083697

ISBN-13: 9781616083694

ISBN-10: 1620875640

ISBN-13: 9781620875643

Three months after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, prizefighters named Charles “Sonny” Liston and Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. stepped right into a boxing ring in Miami to dispute the heavyweight championship of the realm. Liston was once a mob fighter with a felony previous, and rumors have been spreading that Clay was once not only a loud, bright-eyed boy blessed with greater than his proportion of the craziness of juvenile, yet a believer in a shadowy cult: the state of Islam. Neither can be a hero within the eyes of the media.

Against this backdrop of political instability, of a rustic at battle with itself, in a time whilst usual African-American humans have been maimed and killed for the smallest acts of defiance, Liston and Clay sought out their very own person destinies. Liston and Ali follows the contrasting paths those males took, from their backgrounds in Arkansas and Kentucky via to that sixteen-month interval in 1964 and 1965 while the tale of the realm heavyweight championship founded on them and all they stood for. either Ali and Liston’s tracks are as their paths diverge: Ali occurring to greatness along with his epic fights and Liston catapulted again into oblivion till his mysterious demise in 1970. utilizing unique resource fabric, it explores a riveting bankruptcy in activities heritage with clean perception and amazing element. Liston and Ali is a worthwhile addition to the literature approximately those international icons and their opponents.

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