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Sting Like A Bee - Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971

Leigh Montville

An insightful portrait of Muhammad Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military-and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have remembered a hero, a heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist, an icon, and a man who represents the sheer greatness of America. New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville goes deeper, with a fascinating chronicle of a story that has been largely untold. Muhammad Ali, in the late 1960s, was young, successful, brash, and hugely admired-but with some reservations. He was bombastic and cocky in a way that captured the imagination of America, but also drew its detractors. He was a bold young African American in an era when few people were as outspoken. He renounced his name-Cassius Clay-as being his 'slave name,' and joined the Nation of Islam, renaming himself Muhammad Ali. And finally in 1966, after being drafted, he refused to join the military for religious and conscientious reasons, triggering a fight that was larger than any of his bouts in the ring. What followed was a period of legal battles, of cultural obsession, and in some ways of being the very embodiment of the civil rights movement located in the heart of one man. Muhammad Ali was the tip of the arrow, and Leigh Montville brilliantly assembles all the boxing, the charisma, the cultural and political shifting tides, and ultimately the enormous waft of entertainment that always surrounded Ali. Muhammed Ali vs. the United States of America is an important and incredibly engaging book.

An insightful portrait of Muhammad Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military-and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have remembered a hero, a heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist, an icon, and a man who represents the sheer greatness of America. New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville goes deeper, with a fascinating chronicle of a story that has been largely untold. Muhammad Ali, in the late 1960s, was young, successful, brash, and hugely admired-but with some reservations. He was bombastic and cocky in a way that captured the imagination of America, but also drew its detractors. He was a bold young African American in an era when few people were as outspoken. He renounced his name-Cassius Clay-as being his 'slave name,' and joined the Nation of Islam, renaming himself Muhammad Ali. And finally in 1966, after being drafted, he refused to join the military for religious and conscientious reasons, triggering a fight that was larger than any of his bouts in the ring. What followed was a period of legal battles, of cultural obsession, and in some ways of being the very embodiment of the civil rights movement located in the heart of one man. Muhammad Ali was the tip of the arrow, and Leigh Montville brilliantly assembles all the boxing, the charisma, the cultural and political shifting tides, and ultimately the enormous waft of entertainment that always surrounded Ali. Muhammed Ali vs. the United States of America is an important and incredibly engaging book.
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An insightful portrait of Muhammad Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military-and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have remembered a hero, a heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist, an icon, and a man who represents the sheer greatness of America. New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville goes deeper, with a fascinating chronicle of a story that has been largely untold. Muhammad Ali, in the late 1960s, was young, successful, brash, and hugely admired-but with some reservations. He was bombastic and cocky in a way that captured the imagination of America, but also drew its detractors. He was a bold young African American in an era when few people were as outspoken. He renounced his name-Cassius Clay-as being his 'slave name,' and joined the Nation of Islam, renaming himself Muhammad Ali. And finally in 1966, after being drafted, he refused to join the military for religious and conscientious reasons, triggering a fight that was larger than any of his bouts in the ring. What followed was a period of legal battles, of cultural obsession, and in some ways of being the very embodiment of the civil rights movement located in the heart of one man. Muhammad Ali was the tip of the arrow, and Leigh Montville brilliantly assembles all the boxing, the charisma, the cultural and political shifting tides, and ultimately the enormous waft of entertainment that always surrounded Ali. Muhammed Ali vs. the United States of America is an important and incredibly engaging book.

Language:

English

Narrators:

J. D. Jackson

Length:

14h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:12


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:47


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:43


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:53


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:21


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:12


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:16


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:12


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:50


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:21


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:24


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:34


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:21


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:31


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:36


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:42


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:43


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:52


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:19


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:42


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:42


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:52


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:20


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:22


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:06


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:21


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:15


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:07


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:15


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:56


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:17


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:51


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:45


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:14


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:26


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:43


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:43


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:55


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:29


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:34


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:37


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:26


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:37


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:22


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:47


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:19


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:22


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:29


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:18


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:31


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:27


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:30


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:10


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:49


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:36


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:53


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:54


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

00:36