Biography & Autobiography

The Tao of Muhammad Ali

The Tao of Muhammad Ali

Author: Davis Miller

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780804151719

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Muhammad Ali is the greatest boxer the world has ever known and the most charismatic athlete of all time. Adored by millions, Ali is a role model and symbol of courage to us all. Davis Miller was a small, sickly child mourning the loss of his mother when he first encountered Ali. From this meeting, there developed a strong personal relationship that has lasted more than thirty years. Brilliantly weaving Ali's story with his own coming-of-age memoir, Miller captures the true meaning of hero worship, fathers and sons, and strength through wisdom.
Biography & Autobiography

The Zen Of Muhammad Ali

The Zen Of Muhammad Ali

Author: Davis Miller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446448809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Collected here for the first time are the best of Davis Miller's essays and memoirs. The volume contains his celebrated trilogy of award-winning Muhammad Ali pieces, including the classic 'My Dinner with Ali', together with a provocative new essay called 'The Yin and the Yang of Muhammad Ali'. There are also two pieces about Miller's unusual relationship with another boxer, 'Sugar' Ray Leonard, and he continues to explore the Bruce Lee phenomenon - as he did in his acclaimed bestseller The Tao of Bruce Lee. The Zen of Muhammad Ali tells us about fighting, living, friendship and love. The pieces are arranged - each with an illuminating new note - to form a unique and haunting book.
Biography & Autobiography

The Tao of Bruce Lee

The Tao of Bruce Lee

Author: Davis Miller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448112159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Just weeks after completing Enter the Dragon, his first vehicle for a worldwide audience, Bruce Lee - the self-proclaimed world's fittest man - died mysteriously at the age of thirty-two. The film has since grossed over $500 million, making it one of the most profitable in the history of cinema, and Lee has acquired almost mythic status. Lee's was a flawed, complex yet singular talent. He revolutionized the martial arts and forever changed action movie-making. As in The Tao of Muhammad Ali, Davis Miller brilliantly combines biography - the fullest, most unflinching and revelatory to date - with his own coming-of-age autobiography. The result is a unique and compelling book.
Biography & Autobiography

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Author: Michael Ezra

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592136612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 966

A look at the commercial intrigue that surrounds Muhammad Ali in and out of the ring.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Author: Carrie Golus

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822559603

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 106

View: 775

Describes the life and accomplishments of the first boxer to win the world heavyweight championship three times.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali

The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali

Author: Tonya Bolden

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307983602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 691

An engaging look at life and legacy of Muhammad Ali for readers of all ages Muhammad Ali was one of the world’s best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From his unlikely beginnings as a skinny, young Cassius Clay learning to box at a local gym to becoming the heavyweight champion of the world at the famous “Rumble in the Jungle,” where even the skies let loose with rain right after his victory, Ali has captivated the world. Tonya Bolden’s careful research and elegant telling, paired with R. Gregory Christie’s incredible paintings, make this a book that will inform and inspire readers of all ages. "Bolden's engaging text has a free-verse structure punctuated with enthusiastic exclamations that is enjoyable to read aloud.... The illustrations are striking." —School Library Journal (Starred review)
Biography & Autobiography

Muhammad Ali in Africana Cultural Memory

Muhammad Ali in Africana Cultural Memory

Author: James L. Conyers, Jr.

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785277207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 265

Muhammad Ali in Africana Cultural Memory is a comprehensive study of Ali’s identity and superlative impact framed in terms of the discipline’s subfield of Africana cultural memory studies. This critical approach challenges us to itemize Ali’s influential legacy with precise conceptual value wherein his mythological structure is illuminated as an inheritance.

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Author: D. Miller

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ISBN: 009925655X

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Juvenile Fiction

Float and Sting!

Float and Sting!

Author: Davis Miller

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781434215789

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 602

Undersized Davis Miller works hard for a year to make himself as much like his hero, boxer Muhammad Ali, as possible, and at the end of the year he gets the chance to box one round with his hero.
Sports & Recreation

Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts

Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts

Author: Davis Miller

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781631491160

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 114

The single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali’s retirement, told through the story of an unexpected, powerful and life-changing friendship In 1988, then struggling writer and video store worker Davis Miller drove to Muhammad Ali’s mother’s modest Louisville house, knocked on the door, and introduced himself to his childhood idol. Now, all these years later, the two friends have an uncommon bond, the sort that can be fashioned only in serendipitous ways and fortified through shared experiences. Miller draws from his remarkable moments with The Champ to give us a beautifully written portrait of a great man physically devastated but spiritually young—playing mischievous tricks on unsuspecting guests, performing sleight of hand for any willing audience, and walking ten miles each way to grab an ice cream sundae. Informed by great literary journalists such as Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe, and Gay Talese, but in a timeless style that is distinctly his own, Miller gives us a series of extraordinary stories that coalesce into an unprecedentedly humanizing, intimate, and tenderly observed portrait of one of the world’s most loved men.
Political Science

Transnational America

Transnational America

Author: Russell Duncan

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 8772899581

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 819

This is an interdisciplinary analysis of the interaction between today's globalisation and Americanisation. Transnationalism involves a loosening of boundaries, a deterritorialisation of the nation-state, and higher degrees of interconnectedness among cultures and peoples across the globe. As people make transnational voyages and live lives of flexible citizenship in two or more cultures, they adhere to a new type of nationalism that creates an exclusionist discourse and builds the Other as conservative defenders of cruder territorial loyalties. This transnational solidarity -- a new communitarianism beyond the loyalties to any one place or ethnic group -- threatens the old order with its conceptions that assimilation and integration will remake the foreigner into a particular national citizen. The authors address the complex issues of globalisation, American mythology, Christian proselytising, modern slavery, conspiracy theory, apocalyptic terrorism, Vietnam stories, international feminism, changing gender roles, resurgent regionalism and the changing definitions of place.
Philosophy

The Tao of Elvis

The Tao of Elvis

Author: David H. Rosen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625644398

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

View: 548

The Inner Man vs The Mythical King With a scholarÕs mind and an Elvis-fanÕs heart, eminent psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Dr David H. Rosen illuminates both the inner Elvis and the myth of Elvis. Forty-two chapters representing the forty-two years of ElvisÕs life contain perceptive and inspiring quotations from the worldÕs most perceptive thinkers, as well as from the people who knew Elvis best. In a most readable fashion, Rosen unites the varied voices into each chapterÕs theme, such as: ÒSpirit, Soul and Religion,Ó ÒTranscendence & Transformation,Ó ÒDarkness, Sorrow, and Sadness,Ó ÒAlone and Loneliness,Ó and ÒLove.Ó An inspirational, perceptive, personal and truly innovative exploration of Elvis, which includes essays by two New York Times Best-Selling Authors: Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, contributes a foreword in which he asks pivotal questions about the parallel destinies of Elvis and America. Clarissa Pinkola EstŽs, author of Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, has contributed a free-wheeling afterword passionately expressing how ElvisÕs Òbeautiful flame of lifeÓ rocked the post-war world, and rocks her still. The Tao of Elvis is fully illustrated with Chinese papercut-inspired artwork by Diane Katz, author and illustrator of On All My Holy Mountain: A Modern Fraktur and Apples Dipped in Honey: A Jewish ABC.