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Muhammad Ali

Boxing (17-Jan-1942 — 3-Jun-2016)


Muhammad Ali; with Richard Durham. The Greatest: My Own Story. New York: Random House. 1975. 416pp.

Mark Collings (editor). Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World. Skyhorse Publishing. 2007. 512pp.

Elliott J. Gorn (editor). Muhammad Ali: The People's Champ. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1995. 200pp.

Thomas Hauser. The Lost Legacy of Muhammad Ali. Sportclassic Books. 2005. 222pp.

Dave Kindred. Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship. Simon and Schuster. 2006. 368pp. Documenting the friendship between Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell.

Mark Kram. Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud Between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. New York: HarperCollins. 2001.

David Remnick. King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero. New York: Random House. 1998. 326pp.

Jose Torres. Sting Like a Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story. New York: Abelard-Schuman. 1971. 223pp.


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  7. New York Times Obituary [link]

  8. Washington Post Obituary [link]

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.29)

  10. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.12)

  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.14)

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.33)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.21)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.11)

  15. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.6)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.11)

  17. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.29)

  18. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.27-30)

  19. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.52)

  20. American Lives: Sports (vol.1, pp.14-18)

  21. ESPN Sports Almanac 2004 (p.512)

  22. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, pp.44-47)

  23. Sports Illustrated 2005 Almanac (p.856)

  24. Legends in Their Own Time (p.5)

  25. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.9)

  26. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.257)

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