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Eig, Jonathan

Summary: "The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle. He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists said...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALI, MOHAMMED EIG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B ALI EIG

Hoffer, Richard.

Summary: "Bouts of Mania describes the glorious era when Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman fought each other in every possible combination, on nearly every possible continent. In their most memorable bouts from 1971 to 1975, the three men created athletic set pieces that continue to resonate: the Fight of the Century, Down Goes Frazier!, the Rumble in the Jungle, and the Thrilla in Manila....

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.83 HOF

Adler, David A.

Summary: The life story of Joe Louis, heavyweight champion boxer, with the complete history of his career in the ring.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gulliver Books 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LOU

Summary: Erik Kernan is an up-and-coming sports reporter who rescues a homeless man only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect the Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RES

Summary: Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, in the prime of his boxing career, finds himself wrongfully convicted of murder. Sentenced to life in prison, Carter's published memoir, The Sixteenth Round, inspires a teenager from Brooklyn and three Canadian activists who believe in the truth, to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HUR

Kram, Mark

Summary: History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages. A trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country. Joe Frazier was a much more complex figure than just his rivalry with Ali would suggest. In this riveting and nuanced portrayal, acclaimed sportswriter Mark Kram, Jr. unlinks...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRAZIER, JOE KRA

Peña, Matt de la.

Summary: "On the eve of World War II, African American boxer Joe Louis fought German Max Schmeling in a bout that had more at stake than just the world heavy wieght title; for much of America their fight came to represent the country's war with Germany"--jacket

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for young readers 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 LOU

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LOU

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Louis 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB LOUIS PEN

Summary: Ten of boxing's finest fighters tell what it was like to battle Muhammad Ali, the man many consider to be the best boxer ever. Ali's incomparable journey is recounted through the eyes of those who stepped through the ropes and into history. Join these respected fighters as they weigh in on 'The Greatest' and pay tribute to a living legend.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAC

Summary: The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Campion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2005

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV UNF

Tyson, Mike

Summary: "From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times-bestselling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, "That's the heavyweight champion of the world." D'Amato, who had previously managed the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TYSON, MIKE TYS

Tyson, Mike

Summary: "A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world--and a legend both in and out of the ring"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TYSON, MIKE TYS

Summary: Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ALI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE ALI

L'Amour, Louis

Summary: "Pronto Pike had known plenty of trouble, but none like that winter on Hanging Woman Creek. He and his partner Eddie Holt - as good a man with a rifle as ever rode - were making things tough for the rustlers lifting Bar J cattle. Then Ann Farley came to stay with her brother and vigilantes cut them down. Pronto and Eddie knew they had real trouble because men who will shoot at a woman will do...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAM

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1 available in Adult PBK, Call number: PBK Western L'Amour 1964

Buckley, James

Summary: Presents the life of the legendary boxer who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ALI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET ALI

Contents: disc 1. Broke (79:00) / director, Billy Corben ; 9.79 (79:00) / director, Daniel Gordon -- disc 2. There's no place like home (59:00) / directors, Maura Mandt and Josh Swade ; Benji (77:00) / directors, Coodie and Chike ; Ghosts of Ole Miss (51:00) / director, Fritz Mitchell -- disc 3. You don't know Bo (76:00) / director, Michael Bonfiglio ; Survive and advance (101:00) / director, Jonathan...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ESP

Duane, Anna Mae

Summary: "Educated for Freedom" explores the story of two fugitive schoolboys who grew up to change a nation"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Neugeboren, Jay

Summary: When Jay Neugeborens first novel, Big Man, was published, James Michener called it ''as good a sports novel as has ever been written.'' Now, nearly a half century later, Neugeboren is publishing Max Baer and the Star of David, his 22nd book--a remarkable novel that is centered on the life of the world heavyweight champion Max Baer. In 1933 Baer--who was one-quarter Jewish and wore a Star of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mandel Vilar Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NEU

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WEL

Mullenbach, Cheryl

Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL

Summary: "National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 FIR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 FIR

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

Greenidge, Kerri

Summary: "This long-overdue biography reestablishes William Monroe Trotter's essential place next to Douglass, Du Bois, and King in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. William Monroe Trotter (1872- 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Co. 2020

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