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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
Drama in the Bahamas
Title variation remainder
Muhammad Alis 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."--
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
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10524465
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hannigan, Dave
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1132.A44
LC item number
H34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Ali, Muhammad
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxing matches
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxing matches
  • Bahamas
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Muhammad Ali's last fight
Label
Drama in the Bahamas : Muhammad Ali's last fight, Dave Hannigan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Contents
What happens in Vegas -- The sweet science of fraud -- The boy who learned to fight at Gitmo -- The talk of Tinseltown -- Searching for the fountain of youth -- Doctors differ, patient continues to fight -- If you build it... -- Trouble in Paradise Island -- The financial make weight -- For whom the cowbell tolls -- Separating the dancer from the dance -- Farewell to the king -- Of gods and monsters
Control code
ocn915503380
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
Label
Drama in the Bahamas : Muhammad Ali's last fight, Dave Hannigan
Publication
Copyright
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
Contents
What happens in Vegas -- The sweet science of fraud -- The boy who learned to fight at Gitmo -- The talk of Tinseltown -- Searching for the fountain of youth -- Doctors differ, patient continues to fight -- If you build it... -- Trouble in Paradise Island -- The financial make weight -- For whom the cowbell tolls -- Separating the dancer from the dance -- Farewell to the king -- Of gods and monsters
Control code
ocn915503380
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

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