Muhammad Ali and the Greatest Heavyweight Generation Hardback
by Tom Cushman
Tom Cushman, one of boxing's great sportswriters, followed the "Ali generation" of fighters from New York to Las Vegas, Nassau to Zaire, reporting for the Philadelphia Daily News from 1966 1982 and for the San Diego Tribune, 1982 1992.
Muhammad Ali and the Greatest Heavyweight Generation chronicles the behind-the-scenes stories of the great athletes in boxing's biggest-and-best age their victories and struggles, crimes and passions, heydays and swansongs. This collection of essays, gleaned from Cushman's personal files as well as his recent research, brings to light the backgrounds of the fighters, in and out of the ring: Liston's tragic death, Foreman's rise from hell to heaven, Holmes's crushing defeat and his great heart, Everett's murder and everywhere, always, the unforgettable voice and charismatic volume of the astounding Muhammad Ali.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Southeast Missouri State University Press
- Publication Date: 30/10/2009
- Category: Sports & outdoor recreation
- ISBN: 9780982248935
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