The Rumble In The Jungle

Author: Lewis A. Erenberg
ISBN: 022605943X
Size: 71.17 MB
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The 1974 fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, staged in the young nation of Zaire and dubbed the Rumble in the Jungle, was arguably the biggest sporting event of the twentieth century. The bout between an ascendant undefeated champ and an outspoken master trying to reclaim the throne was a true multimedia spectacle. A three-day festival of international music--featuring James Brown, Miriam Makeba, and many others--preceded the fight itself, which was viewed by a record-breaking one billion people worldwide. Lewis A. Erenberg's new book provides a global perspective on this singular match, not only detailing the titular fight but also locating it at the center of the cultural dramas of the day. TheRumble in the Jungle orbits around Ali and Foreman, placing them at the convergence of the American Civil Rights movement and the Great Society, the rise of Islamic and African liberation efforts, and the ongoing quest to cast off the shackles of colonialism. With his far-reaching take on sports, music, marketing, and mass communications, Erenberg shows how one boxing match became nothing less than a turning point in 1970s culture.

Skylanders Swap Force Character Upgrade Edition

Author: BradyGames
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0744015510
Size: 55.26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A new Skylanders adventure featuring the all new SWAP Force Skylanders. You can mix and match the top and bottom halves of these amazing Skylanders to create 256 different combinations, each with its own powers and abilities.

Icons Of Black America

Author: Matthew C. Whitaker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313376425
Size: 69.47 MB
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This stunning collection of essays illuminates the lives and legacies of the most famous and powerful individuals, groups, and institutions in African American history. * 100 alphabetically arranged profiles, each accompanied by a photograph

Life In The Ring

Author: John Oden
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 1578263492
Size: 74.52 MB
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Much more than a book on boxing. Life in the Ring is equally historical, literary, and inspirational. Truly a one-of-a-kind book. There is no sport more unforgiving than boxing. Boxing represents the best of who we are as individuals. Those who have participated in the sport, at any level, can use the lessons they have learned in all aspects of their lives, from business, to politics, to personal relationships. People observing the sport can draw on the insight that boxing imparts in all phases of their lives. Life in the Ring gathers the wisdom and lore of the "sweet science" of boxing and organizes them into a single volume that is equally historical, literary, and inspirational. An invaluable compendium, Life in the Ring offers the stories of boxing legends, past and present, and draws inspiring lessons from the remarkable determination, fortitude, and willpower that made these men great. Included are such engaging themes and examples from the lives of legendary boxers as: *The Role of Courage and Confidence—Muhammad Ali *On Challenging Yourself—Oscar de la Hoya *The Quality of Being Tough—Jake LaMotta *Reinventing Yourself and Making a Comeback—George Foreman *Overcoming Obstacles through Persistence and Determination—James J. Braddock *Winning Without Shortcuts—Joe Calzaghe *Making Fear Your Friend—Floyd Patterson *Overcoming Pain—Rocky Marciano *The Power of Discipline and Preparation—Bernard Hopkins *On Giving Back—Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko With a Foreword by the famed boxing writer, Bert Randolf Sugar, and exciting, relatable stories, Life in the Ring packs a fantastic punch for readers of all kinds.

African American Icons Of Sport

Author: Matthew C. Whitaker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313340284
Size: 75.30 MB
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Presents the lives and accomplishment of twenty-four African American athletes and coaches, discussing their achievements in sport as they dealt with discrimination and social pressures, their involvement in issues of social justice, and their influence on subsequent generations of athletes.

Muhammad Ali

Author: Mark Collings
Publisher: Sanctuary Pub Limited
Size: 74.57 MB
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Profiles the life of the famous boxer in the words of his friends and contemporaries, including Hana Ali, Maya Angelou, Billy Crystal, Angelo Dundee, James Earl Jones, Sister Imogene Perrin, and B.B. King.

Lights Camera Sound Tracks

Author: Martin Charles Strong
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781847670038
Size: 29.71 MB
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"Lights, Camera, Soundtrack surveys over 50 years of rock 'n' roll movies, musicals and performance films. It identifies the top guns involved in each film, provides a storyline, rates the film and reviews its soundtrack." "From pop and rock musicals, like the classic Elvis Presley vehicle Jailhouse Rock and the recent Tenacious D showpiece The Pick of Destiny, to performance films like Woodstock and Dig!, and the bootylicious films of the Blaxpoitation genre, all manner of rock and popular music films are here." "It also includes the films whose soundtracks made a massive impact on their success, such as Trainspotting, Reservoir Dogs, and The Crow." "And a section is dedicated to the rock and pop luminaries who have written film scores, such as Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, and Ry Cooder."--BOOK JACKET.


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