Boxing
12 Rounds in Lo's Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia
12 Rounds in Lo's Gym
Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia
Paperback      ISBN: 1946684120
Questions of class and gender in Appalachia have, in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and the runaway success of Hillbilly Elegy, moved to the forefront of national conversations about politics and culture. From Todd Snyder, a first generation college student turned college professor, comes a passionate commentary on these themes in a family memoir set in West Virginia coal country. 12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym is the story of the author’s father, Mike “Lo” Snyder, a fifth generation West Virginia coal miner who opened a series of makeshift boxing gyms with the goal of providing local at-risk youth with the opportunities that eluded his adolescence. Taking these hardscrabble stories as his starting point, Snyder interweaves a history of the region, offering a smart analysis of the costs—both financial and cultural—of an economy built around extractive industries. Part love letter to Appalachia, part rigorous social critique, readers may find 12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym—and its narrative of individual and community strength in the face of globalism’s headwinds—a welcome corrective to popular narratives that blame those in the region for their troubles.
Ali
Ali
Hardcover      ISBN: 1576878392
In June, 1963, on assignment from Sports Illustrated, peerless portrait photographer Steve Schapiro traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to spend some time with the young Olympic champion boxer Cassius Clay and accompany him on a road trip to New York City. At 21, Clay was yet to adopt the mantel of Muhammad Ali, but his boastful persona, intelligence, black pride, and sharp tongue were already fully formed. Of the course of their five days together, Schapiro--a master at developing trust and capturing unguarded intimacy on film—revealed both sides of the young Ali: the one side posing and preening for the camera, ever conscious of his image; the other, unguarded and unselfconscious, in candid images of the young fighter at home with his family and immersed in his community and neighborhood. Ali collects the best of Schapiro's images of the late fighter; many in print for the first time ever. They offer a glimpse of a star on the rise. It is an indelible portrait of the early life of one of the most talented, graceful, controversial, athletic, and influential American figures of the 20th century.
Ali: A Life
Ali
A Life
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0544435249
The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali’s inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century’s greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists said Ali had transcended race and united the country, but they got it wrong. Race was the theme of Ali’s life. He insisted that America come to grips with a black man who wasn’t afraid to speak out or break the rules. He didn’t overcome racism. He called it out. “I am America,” he once declared. “I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me—black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me.” Ali went from being one of the most despised men in the country to one of the most beloved. But until now, he has never been the subject of a complete, unauthorized biography. Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America’s master storytellers, breaks new ground and radically reshapes our understanding of the slippery figure who was Muhammad Ali. Eig had access to all the key people in Ali’s life, including his three surviving wives and his managers. He also had access to thousands of pages of new FBI and Justice Department files, as well dozens of hours of newly discovered audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Jonathan Eig’s Ali breaks bold new ground, revealing Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics and his neurological condition. Ali is a story about race, about a brutal sport, and about a fascinating man who shook up the world.
Ali: A Life
Ali
A Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1328505693
The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali’s inner circle
Ali: A Life
Ali
A Life
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1501979760
The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists said Ali had transcended race and united the country, but they got it wrong. Race was the theme of Ali's life. He insisted that America come to grips with a black man who wasn't afraid to speak out or break the rules. He didn't overcome racism. He called it out. "I am America," he once declared. "I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me-black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me." Ali went from being one of the most despised men in the country to one of the most beloved. But until now, he has never been the subject of a complete, unauthorized biography. Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America's master storytellers, breaks new ground and radically reshapes our understanding of the slippery figure who was Muhammad Ali. Eig had access to all the key people in Ali's life, including his three surviving wives and his managers. He also had access to thousands of pages of new FBI and Justice Department files, as well dozens of hours of newly discovered audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Jonathan Eig's Ali breaks bold new ground, revealing Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics and his neurological condition. Ali is a story about race, about a brutal sport, and about a fascinating man who shook up the world.
Ali: The Greatest; Trivia, Facts and Quotes
Ali
The Greatest; Trivia, Facts and Quotes
Paperback      ISBN: 1742579183
The world mourned at the recent passing of one of the greats of our time, American Olympian, boxer and activist, Muhammad Ali. Widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century, Muhammad Ali set the highest standards in all of his athletic feats. He was one of the greatest boxers of all time. He remains the only threetime lineal heavyweight champion –winning the title in 1964, 1974 and 1978. Between February 25, 1964 and September 19, 1964, Ali reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. ALI: THE GREATEST, is a culmination of triva, facts and quotes from Ali and all those he inspired, about his inspiring and at times, controversial, life – in and out of the ring.
Ali and Liston: The Boy Who Would Be King and the Ugly Bear
Ali and Liston
The Boy Who Would Be King and the Ugly Bear
Paperback      ISBN: 1620875640
Describes the lives of Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali and how their boxing careers converged in a legendary championship fight in 1965, against a backdrop of political instability.

Ali on Ali: Why He Said What He Said When He Said It
Ali on Ali
Why He Said What He Said When He Said It
Hardcover      ISBN: 1523503467
The Greatest—in his own unforgettable words. This collection of quotes is accompanied by family photographs and the stories behind the sayings by Ali's daughter and biographer, Hana Ali. A book of inspiration, humor, and Ali’s inimitable way with words, it’s a unique look at a unique and beloved person.
Arthur Cravan: Maintenant?
Arthur Cravan
Maintenant?
French    Hardcover      ISBN: 883663737x
At Home With Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Forgiveness
At Home With Muhammad Ali
A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Forgiveness
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062917390
Muhammad Ali's daughter presents a candid and intimate family memoir based on personal recordings her father kept throughout his adult life, detailing the everyday adventures their family shared and their collective experiences with pain, laughter, and love.