The Glory Years
This superbly produced volume, complete with silver printing and never-previously published images, shines out as one of the most intelligent and appealing studies of this legend's greatest years
Exploring and celebrating the life and career of the most famous and revered sportsperson in the world. With over 250 pages of meticulously researched text and spectacular phorographs, THE GLORY YEARS offers a unique account of Ali's meteoric rise to fame, both as a champion boxer and controversial media icon.
In preparing the text the authors spoke extensively to family, friends and opponents, researched Ali's childhood and trailed him across the globe in order to reveal not just Ali the boxer and celebrity, but Ali the Man.
Foreword by author and ex-boxing champion Jose Torres, together with a final chapter which brings the Ali story into the present, place Ali the icon in a wider perspective and considers his lasting influence in areas way beyond the sporting arena.
“In-depth interviews and the author's compulsive 'fly-on-the-wall' attitude make this a literary equivalent to the awesome When We Were Kings documentary”
“one of the most intelligent and appealing studies of this legend's greatest years”
“the ultimate coffee-table book ever produced on Ali”
“a beautiful hardback, with high-quality silver printing doing justice to the plethora of photographs, many rare and previously unpublished...if you are looking for a present which any sports fan will appreciate, this is it.”
“this superbly produced volume shines out as one of the most intelligent and appealing studies of this legend's greatest years”