My son loved this book I bought for Christmas He found it thoughtful and inspiring Bought as a present Exactly as described Packaging safe and secure without being excessive He was born Cassius ClayBut he let that name slip awayFor him it s a name that binds with shameAs people identified with that of a slaveHe becomes Muhammad AliIn which he found his true identityThough a Champion without doubtThe so called American WhiteFilled his life so much misery and hateThe wrath of whitesPublic and political alikeAnd from all sidesBrought him plethora of punchesMore than in the boxing boutsFor his stand on Vietnam WarFor his Birth ColorFor the Faith that he held dearHe paid the price of exileWith threats for lifeStripped of titleFacing the threat of being behind the barsHe had to battle now the. Everybody knows the record the stuff of almanacs trade magazines and clipping services A handful know the man But only Muhammad Ali knows his life as he lived it The Greatest is Ali's own story For six ears he worked traveled and talked with Richard Du.
BanishersAt the same time stay true to his heartHe was always loud mouthed for what is rightMany identified him as a boaster with false prideTo shut down the critic he rallied to boastThat I am the Greatest And did what he thought rightSo inside he can filled with Lightness and LightForget the hate of the adult whiteFor he was always children s delightThough a man of mightAt heart he was a rhyming poetA poem he had one for each fightPredicting the result of what mightPeople thought he was wipedWith the exile that disallowed him to fightBut when the exile endedHe showed the critics they re not rightAs One by one the challengers fellWith his boxing mightLike a butterfly he floatsLike a bee he stingsAnd TALL he standsAbove them allHe wins the matches withinEven before he lays a punchThat s whyH. Rham a writer with a stunning talent and the result is mesmerizing in its brilliance drama humanity and sheer entertainment This is no documented scrapbook of wins and losses strung together with anecdotes; nor is it a thin potpourri of locker room gags.
E is the GREATEST of AllNot only GREATEST but also the HUMBLESTAs he remained True to his Self People and his Faith Like many other of Ali s books My son loves it Though this books speaks in volumes about the hardships of the Champ being a Black Muslim what inspired me was his ability to comeback from all the let downs and failiures Its not a hard core boxing book but it will inspire ou in different ways Reading this book made me get out of the lazy couch potato covid syndrome and started making me workout Brilliant book written by the man himself which is I hadn t seen before I have uite a few Ali books but this is definitely the best one Book arrived on time and in perfect condition Seems like a nice book Brought as a present Looks like someone stole a copy printed their own version. This book like Ali who has incited every reaction except indifference goes straight to the place where responses to him have always been the gut When the history of the twentieth century is finally recorded it must include Muhammad Ali He is The Greate.