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The Resource Sting Like a Bee

Sting Like a Bee

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Sting Like a Bee
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Sting Like a Bee
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Summary
An insightful portrait of Muhammad Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military—and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have remembered a hero, a heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist, an icon, and a man who represents the sheer greatness of America. New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville goes deeper, with a fascinating chronicle of a story that has been largely untold. Muhammad Ali, in the late 1960s, was young, successful, brash, and hugely admired—but with some reservations. He was bombastic and cocky in a way that captured the imagination of America, but also drew its detractors. He was a bold young African American in an era when few people were as outspoken. He renounced his name—Cassius Clay—as being his 'slave name,' and joined the Nation of Islam, renaming himself Muhammad Ali. And finally in 1966, after being drafted, he refused to join the military for religious and conscientious reasons, triggering a fight that was larger than any of his bouts in the ring. What followed was a period of legal battles, of cultural obsession, and in some ways of being the very embodiment of the civil rights movement located in the heart of one man. Muhammad Ali was the tip of the arrow, and Leigh Montville brilliantly assembles all the boxing, the charisma, the cultural and political shifting tides, and ultimately the enormous waft of entertainment that always surrounded Ali. Muhammed Ali vs. the United States of America is an important and incredibly engaging book
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Montville, Leigh
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Politics
  • Sports & Recreations
  • Nonfiction
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Sting Like a Bee
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OVERDRIVE:d9bfec10-677c-4302-a98d-25f8bfc908d4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385536066
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sting Like a Bee
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d9bfec10-677c-4302-a98d-25f8bfc908d4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385536066
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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    Coloma Public Library 155 Front St, Coloma, WI, 54930, US
    44.0338544 -89.5224398
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