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The Greatest: My Own Story [Hardcover]

Muhammad Ali , Richard Durham
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Hart-Davis; 2nd Impession edition (Feb 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0246109440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0246109446
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 522,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the book - the story that only Muhammed Ali can tell. Everyone knows the record, a handful know the man, but only Muhammed Ali knows his life as he lived it.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Story of them all 17 Feb 2003
The difference between this book and all the others found in the book shop is that Muhammad Ali has first hand input, rather than being a subject for an author to create "a tribute" to The Greatest by repeating often told anecdotes coupled by the same old pics.
Ali plots his own rise to the title and the change within him as he turned to the Nation of Islam and became the most notorious individual the world over. He talks about the build up to the big fights with Liston, Frazier and Foreman, as well as going into details about the draft and life in exile, how he inspired and became motivated.
If you are serious about boxing at then this is a must read. This is a book about real content and emotion, not second hand rehashed stories, or pictorial review of a career in and out of the ring made by so-called close modern day writers/friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest, My Own Story - Muhammad Ali 28 Aug 2003
I've read lots of books and seen many a documentary about Ali, but this book is by far the best insight into the man and the boxer.
When you've read descriptions of events surrounding his life in the ring and out of it, you have an image or feeling about it, but when you read the decription from Ali's perspective, it puts a very different light on it. I thought I knew a lot about him as he's been a hero since childhood - After reading HIS story, I have even more respect for him.
There are some good copies of this book around, so if you're fan or simply want to have a good read, then make sure you get it. It's quite simplistic in style, but you don't need any fancy styles when the subject is Ali...enough said!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 5 July 2014
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A good insight in to the great man.
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