Author: M. A. Cook
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192876058
Size: 38.82 MB
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Muhammad from the Author: M. A. Cook. Describes the life of the Arabian prophet, discusses his teachings and beliefs, and assesses his influence on the world

Muhammad Ali

Author: Thomas Hauser
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453250638
Size: 75.62 MB
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Muhammad Ali from the Author: Thomas Hauser. A sweeping biography of one of the greatest and most provocative athletes of all time—“a life that needs to be understood whether you care a whit about boxing or not” (The Boston Globe). Athlete, activist, rebel, poet, legend—Muhammad Ali stood larger than life in the imagination of hundreds of millions of people around the world. A gold medalist at the 1960 Olympics, he won the heavyweight championship at age twenty-two by conquering Sonny Liston in dramatic fashion. In the weeks after the upset victory, he confirmed his membership in the Nation of Islam and told reporters he would no longer answer to his “slave name”: Cassius Clay. The political establishment stripped him of his heavyweight title when he refused induction into the United States Army during the height of the war in Vietnam. Ultimately, Ali returned to reclaim his crown, prevailing in epic fights against the likes of Joe Frazier and George Foreman. His talent and charisma—and above all, his adherence to principle—made him a cultural icon and one of the most beloved sporting figures of all time. But that is only half the tale. Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is also the story of Ali, the man. Author Thomas Hauser got closer to Ali than any previous biographer. His work—told in Ali’s own words and those of hundreds of family members, friends, rivals, and others who interacted with “The Greatest” over the decades—reveals a deeply spiritual, complex man, whose public and private battles, including his struggle against the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease, gave new meaning to the word courage and changed forever our conception of what makes a champion. Heralded by the New York Times as “the first definitive biography of the boxer who transcended sports as no other athlete ever has,” Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most charismatic and controversial superstars. This enhanced ebook includes rare video footage, audio clips, and photos authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.


Author: Maxime Rodinson
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781860648274
Size: 47.89 MB
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Muhammad from the Author: Maxime Rodinson. This volume provides an introduction to the life and message of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as a study of the effects of Islam. This edition is published with a new prologue by the author, a scholar of Islamic history and society.

Muhammad Ali The People S Champ

Author: Elliott J. Gorn
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252067211
Size: 62.64 MB
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Muhammad Ali The People S Champ from the Author: Elliott J. Gorn. Ali as cultural icon, antiwar protestor, narcissist . . . this is the first book to comprehensively evaluate Ali's import outside the ring.

Muhammad Ali

Author: Tom Owens
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781617147524
Size: 72.38 MB
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Muhammad Ali from the Author: Tom Owens. A biography of the legendary boxer, who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Egypt In The Reign Of Muhammad Ali

Author: Afaf Lutfi Sayyid-Marsot
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521289689
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Egypt In The Reign Of Muhammad Ali from the Author: Afaf Lutfi Sayyid-Marsot. This account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt. It considers Muhammad Ali as part of a social group whose economic interests led them in the direction of trade with Europe as a means of raising money for further investments. They attempted to increase agricultural exports and to use the profits to create industry; then, following the logic of imperialists, their next step was to seek to conquer the surrounding areas to find markets for their industries and sources of raw materials. These policies brought them into conflict with their suzerain, the Ottoman sultan, and with England, since England needed markets in the Middle East. England sought to destroy the new regime in Egypt as a means of exerting influence on the region. In carrying out these economic changes, the country underwent a series of internal developments that were to revolutionize the structure and shape of Egyptian society. The rules of landownership were altered and large estates were formed, Egyptian fallahin were drafted into the army, and the administration was Egyptianized, establishing the groundwork for a nation state.

Muhammad Ali

Author: Michael Ezra
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1592136613
Size: 49.90 MB
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Muhammad Ali from the Author: Michael Ezra. Chronicles the life of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali--born Cassius Clay--and focuses on his pre-champion bouts, his career management, legacy, and promotion.


Author: Jessica Cohn
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781433350047
Size: 37.25 MB
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Muhammad from the Author: Jessica Cohn. This enlightening biography introduces readers to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. Readers will learn how he grew to become the founder of Islam and an important figure in the history of the world. The engaging facts, alluring images, and supportive text combine together to create an engaging reading experience for children to learn about such things as the Bedouins, Makkah, Qur'an, Hijrah, Sunnis, Shi'as, and how Muhammed urged people to follow his idea of monotheism. With a glossary and index, children will have all the tools they need to learn about Muhammed's incredible life!

Muhammad And The Believers

Author: Fred M. Donner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674064143
Size: 50.63 MB
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Muhammad And The Believers from the Author: Fred M. Donner. Looks at the history of Islam, arguing that its origins began with the "Believers" movement that emphasized strict monotheism and righteous behavior that included both Christians and Jews in its early years.

Muhammad Ali

Author: Anthony O. Edmonds
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313330926
Size: 45.97 MB
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Muhammad Ali from the Author: Anthony O. Edmonds. Presents the life of the American boxer, chronicling his rise as a young amateur fighter and Olympic medalist, his refusal to serve in the army during the Vietnam conflict, his championship bouts, and his battle against Parkinson's disease.