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The Resource Sting like a bee : Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971, Leigh Montville

Sting like a bee : Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971, Leigh Montville

Label
Sting like a bee : Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971
Title
Sting like a bee
Title remainder
Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971
Statement of responsibility
Leigh Montville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A fascinating chronicle of the five-year period in Muhammad Ali's life that became a tumultuous turning point--when he joined the Nation of Islam, changed his name, refused military service, was stripped of his boxing license, and stood at the center of an incendiary legal case that gripped the nation. In June 2016, the world mourned Muhammad Ali as a heavyweight champion, a hero, an Olympic gold medalist, and an American icon. [Journalist] Leigh Montville now presents an intimate portrait of a pivotal five-year span--1966 to 1971--that is far less familiar. During this time, a young, exuberant Cassius Clay evolved into a politically aware, bombastic public figure who would forge a complicated relationship with his supporters, with his detractors, and with the United States in general. In the mid-1960s, Cassius Clay's stunning ability in the boxing ring--and his poetic rantings outside of it--made him a star. He defeated champion Sonny Liston and became heavyweight champion of the world, increasing his already vast fan base. But his racial rhetoric soon drew the scorn of many in 1960s white America when he joined the Nation of Islam and shed his 'slave name' for Muhammad Ali. After refusing to serve in the military upon being drafted for Vietnam--citing religious reasons--Ali triggered a legal and political battle that became more heated, public, and protracted than any fight he ever experienced in the ring. With sharp insight and perfect pitch, award-winning author Leigh Montville reveals a captivating study of Ali and his world during this period. From the legendary boxing triumphs to the tense legal battles, from the paranoid politics to the heated civil rights struggles of the sixties, and from Ali's raucous celebrity life to the emergence of an informed activist, Montville deftly narrates this compelling and little-known span of time. Sting Like a Bee is an important book that adds significant detail to the lore of an American icon."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montville, Leigh
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1132.A44
LC item number
M66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • African American Muslims
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Conscientious objectors
  • United States
  • Biography
Label
Sting like a bee : Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971, Leigh Montville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Local Draft Board No. 47 -- Those Viet Congs -- Foreign affairs -- The FBI -- Judge Grauman -- 1-A -- Ernie -- Civil rights -- No -- Married -- Colleges -- Stirrings -- Media -- Buck White -- New York -- Return to the ring -- Joe Frazier -- Supreme Court -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn967919024
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385536059
Lccn
2016056528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Sting like a bee : Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971, Leigh Montville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Local Draft Board No. 47 -- Those Viet Congs -- Foreign affairs -- The FBI -- Judge Grauman -- 1-A -- Ernie -- Civil rights -- No -- Married -- Colleges -- Stirrings -- Media -- Buck White -- New York -- Return to the ring -- Joe Frazier -- Supreme Court -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn967919024
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385536059
Lccn
2016056528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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