Ghosts of Manila by Mark Kram, Jr.

Ghosts of Manila by Mark Kram, Jr.

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Set against the backdrop of the "Thrilla in Manila", the epic 1975 battle which many aficionados consider the greatest heavyweight fight ever, this text offers an insight into the 30-year feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

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Set against the backdrop of the "Thrilla in Manila", the epic 1975 battle which many aficionados consider the greatest heavyweight fight ever, this text offers an insight into the 30-year feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. American sports journalist Mark Kram has spent nearly the same amount of time preparing to write this book - and the result is this piece of research and social history. When Ali and Frazier met in Manila for the third act of their trilogy of fights, their rivalry had spun out of control. More than a clash of personalities and fighting styles the rivalry, enflamed by the media, took on overtones of politics and race. But in the aftermath of Manila the hype no longer mattered: one man was left with a ruin of a life; the other was battered to his soul. Frazier is now in an advanced state of blindness, still consumed by hate; Ali's once agile and powerful body is withered by the grip of Parkinson's disease.

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SKU GOR001973429
Title Ghosts of Manila
Author By (author) Mark Kram, Jr.
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 240
ISBN 10 000712645X
ISBN 13 9780007126453
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Set against the backdrop of the "Thrilla in Manila", the epic 1975 battle which many aficionados consider the greatest heavyweight fight ever, this text offers an insight into the 30-year feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. American sports journalist Mark Kram has spent nearly the same amount of time preparing to write this book - and the result is this piece of research and social history. When Ali and Frazier met in Manila for the third act of their trilogy of fights, their rivalry had spun out of control. More than a clash of personalities and fighting styles the rivalry, enflamed by the media, took on overtones of politics and race. But in the aftermath of Manila the hype no longer mattered: one man was left with a ruin of a life; the other was battered to his soul. Frazier is now in an advanced state of blindness, still consumed by hate; Ali's once agile and powerful body is withered by the grip of Parkinson's disease.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001973429
Title Ghosts of Manila
Author By (author) Mark Kram, Jr.
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 240
ISBN 10 000712645X
ISBN 13 9780007126453
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No