The Resource Drama in the Bahamas : Muhammad Ali's last fight, Dave Hannigan

Drama in the Bahamas : Muhammad Ali's last fight, Dave Hannigan

Label
Drama in the Bahamas : Muhammad Ali's last fight
Title
Drama in the Bahamas
Title remainder
Muhammad Ali's last fight
Statement of responsibility
Dave Hannigan
Title variation
Muhammad Ali's last fight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On December 11, 1981, Muhammad Ali slumped on a chair in the cramped, windowless locker room of a municipal baseball field outside Nassau. A phalanx of sportswriters had pushed and shoved their way into this tiny, breeze-blocked space. In this most unlikely of settings, they had come to record the last moments of the most storied of all boxing careers. They had come to intrude upon the grief. "It's over," mumbled Ali. "It's over." The show that had entertained and wowed from Zaire to Dublin, from Hamburg to Manila, finally ended its twenty-one-year run, the last performance not so much off-Broadway, more amateur theatre in the boondocks. In Drama in the Bahamas, Dave Hannigan tells the occasionally poignant, often troubling, yet always entertaining story behind Ali's last bout. Through interviews with many of those involved, he discovers exactly how and why, a few weeks short of his fortieth birthday, a seriously diminished Ali stepped through the ropes one more time to get beaten up by Trevor Berbick. "Two billion people will be conscious of my fight," said Ali, trotting out the old braggadocio about an event so lacking in luster that a cow bell was pressed in to service to signal the start and end of each round. How had it come to this? Why was he still boxing? Hannigan answers those questions and many more, offering a unique and telling glimpse into the most fascinating sportsman of the twentieth century in the last, strange days of his fistic life."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hannigan, Dave
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1132.A44
LC item number
H34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxing matches
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxing matches
  • Bahamas
  • United States
Label
Drama in the Bahamas : Muhammad Ali's last fight, Dave Hannigan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613218983
Lccn
2016025674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915503380
  • 1232120
  • (OCoLC)ocn915503380
  • 1232120
Label
Drama in the Bahamas : Muhammad Ali's last fight, Dave Hannigan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613218983
Lccn
2016025674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915503380
  • 1232120
  • (OCoLC)ocn915503380
  • 1232120

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