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Author: Aaron Kenedi,James Earl Jones,John Miller
ISBN: 0821226266
Subcategory: Individual Sports
Pages 128 pages
Publisher Bulfinch; 1st Edition edition (September 15, 1999)
Language English
Category: Sport books
Rating: 4.5
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eBook Muhammad Ali: Ringside download

by Aaron Kenedi,James Earl Jones,John Miller

Ali gets all of that in Ringside, a beautiful celebration of a remarkable talent.

Ali gets all of that in Ringside, a beautiful celebration of a remarkable talent. But it's something else that gives the book its distinct flavor: short, sharp testimonies woven throughout the book that come from the folks who knew Ali, fought him, and observed him. The book's centerpieces-long selections from Alex Haley, Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, and Peter Richmond-attest to the enormous shadow Ali cast. It's the smaller reflections, though, that capture his controversial greatness.

Throughout his remarkable career, Muhammad Ali s courage, skill, ego, and beauty made him one of the most colorful . Fully authorized by Muhammad Ali, this rare collection features personal memorabilia and vintage photos with essays and quotes from writers and friends.

Throughout his remarkable career, Muhammad Ali s courage, skill, ego, and beauty made him one of the most colorful and well-known of all public figures: someone wh. .

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A Bulfinch Press book. Ali, Muhammad, 1942- Pictorial works. Personal Name: Ali, Muhammad, 1942-. Personal Name: Ali, Muhammad, 1942- Pictorial works. Personal Name: Miller, John, 1959-. Personal Name: Kenedi, Aaron. Rubrics: Boxers (Sports) United States Biography.

Muhammad Ali: Ringside is dedicated to one of the most popular of all time. Included are vintage posters and programs, fight tickets, handwritten letters, classic photographs, speeches, scorecards, contracts, and rare autographs - all from Ali's personal memorabilia.

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Incorporating Ali's personal memorabilia and vintage photographs, a collection of essays--organized chronologically by decade--by Alex Haley, Joyce Carol Oates, Norman Mailer, Peter Richmond, and other notables celebrates the life and career of the legendary boxer. 30,000 first printing.
A great book for Ali fans and boxing fans alike. It is a fun trip through the boxing exploits of one of America's, and the Worlds, greatest athletes. A fun table book that you can pick up over and over again. If you want the complete book of Ali's life- this isn't it. What it covers is Ali the Champ fight by fight!
Overall, this strikes me as a somewhat lazy book. Rather than offer any original writing, the editors simply cobble together previously published writings by Alex Haley (actually a "Playboy" interview of the young Ali by Haley), Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, and Peter Richmond, along with a very short introduction by James Earl Jones. The book jacket also boasts of "contributions from" the likes of Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson, George Plimpton, Jim Brown, and numerous others, but this turns out to refer simply to brief quotations that pepper the book, mostly as photo captions.
The quality of the text by the four featured writers is fine. Certainly you can't go wrong with Norman Mailer. His book "The Fight," from which the chapter in this book is excerpted, was one of the first serious works about boxing and Muhammad Ali that I read back in the 70s, and the first thing I ever read by Mailer. I was a big fan of Ali going in, and a fan of Mailer as well coming out.
One can always quibble with editing decisions in a book like this, but being familiar with Mailer's "The Fight," I found some of the choices made here rather peculiar. For example, in Mailer's very lengthy account of the Ali-Foreman fight itself, he presents the fifth round as the most dramatic, action-filled, significant round of the entire fight. In this excerpt, the editors choose to include some of Mailer's set-up for that round (e.g., "[Foreman] came out in the fifth with the conviction that if force had not prevailed against Ali up to now, more force was the answer, considerably more force than Ali had ever seen."), but then simply replace that entire climactic round with ellipsis.
I don't believe I had previously read the other three selections, or at most I had read excerpts from them. But none of them are newly rediscovered gems that will come as revelations to serious Ali fans. They are not weak or uninteresting, but they are recycled material with which many readers will already be familiar.
Similarly, there are many fine photos in the book, but little that has not appeared in one or more similar Ali books in the past. (In terms of both text and photos, I strongly prefer Wilfrid Sheed's superficially similar picture book "Muhammad Ali" to this one.) One exception is that this book includes many fight programs, posters, and tickets that I had not previously come across.
The book is marred by many factual errors committed by the editors in their photo captions. There are many things that a proofreader even minimally familiar with Ali's career should have caught, so one must unfortunately infer considerable sloppiness or laziness on the part of those who put this book together.
For example, contrary to what this book tells you, Ali did not defeat Joe Frazier by fifteen round decision in their third fight. Ali was awarded a technical knockout when Frazier's handlers conceded between the fourteenth and fifteenth rounds. Ali's 1972 fight against George Chuvalo was not a fifteen round decision, but a twelve round decision. (He had defeated Chuvalo by fifteen round decision in an earlier fight in 1966; that might be what confused the editors.) The book states flatly that Ken Norton broke Ali's jaw in the second round of their March 1973 fight. Maybe, but different parties have claimed anything from the first to the twelfth round, so the matter is not without uncertainty. The photo identified as being from Ali's 1971 fight against Jurgen Blin is in fact a photo from the 1974 fight against Foreman.
Though flawed, this book still has worthwhile elements. With such a compelling central character, you would expect nothing less. It's not the best Ali book out there by a long shot, but insofar as it recruits a few more young newcomers into the legions of Ali fans, and gives the rest of us an excuse to reminisce about an extraordinary man and his extraordinary life, it cannot be all bad.
This book could not be called anything more than a brief introduction to the subject. Basically there are five essays by five different authors. First an introduction by James Earl Jones, then four more essays, one each for the 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's. All are relatively brief but each has it's own focus and tone, which is nice. The book does not talk at all about the three Ali-Frazier fights, and is pretty thin about the things it does talk about, so in no way could it be considered comprehensive. In fact, a majority of the book's substance is in pictures and snappy quotes. This leads to a book that is "light and refreshing" - which is its strength. Finally, this is not a critical book; all the contributors are definitely fans of Ali.
For someone very familiar with the subject, this is probably not the book for you. For me, I enjoyed the book.
I would consider this a coffeetable book more than anything. The boxing photography in this is great. The writing is a mixed bag. Its mainly overblown hero worship of Ali from various celebrities and liberal media establishment journalists/writers. The two things I found interesting was an excerpt from an interview with Ali shortly after the first Liston fight where he step by step, round by round goes through what he did and what was going through his head during his first encounter with Liston. Surprisingly (because I normally don't like Mailer) I also thought Norman Mailers descriptive round by round recount of the Ali-Foreman fight was good. Besides those two excerpts and the photography this books not worth your time.
This briefly went out of print, but thankfully it's back. (No, wait, now it's out of print again. I seem to update this review on a monthly basis.) It's a fantastic book on a popular topic. Anyone who is a fan at all of Ali's career or just of boxing in general should read this. The articles by the likes of Norman Mailer, Alex Haley, and Joyce Carol Oates are priceless, and the photographic recap of his career is stunning. I especially enjoyed the wealth of images of his fight posters. These are an underappreciated little art form, and there have been some great ones for Ali fights. It's not a biography, per se; it's more selective, but it's still a valuable overview of a fascinating career.
If you're a boxing fan or just an Ali fan, this book will help you relive memories like no other photo book or biography will. If you're NOT, you will still marvel at the art and the wonderful writing on page after page. The text is not sappy, faceless writing like so many other photo or art books. Instead, these are well-written essays from people who know boxing and know Ali -- and their appreciation will make you appreciate Ali's achievements, charisma, and larger-than-life persona that has led so many to name him the athlete of the century. (If you're looking for more of a narrative, Davis Miller's new "The Tao of Muhammad Ali" is the perfect complement to this book.)