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

Drama in the Bahamas: : Muhammad Ali's last fight, Dave Hannigan, (electronic resource)

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
Creator
Contributor
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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Hannigan, Dave
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Ali, Muhammad
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxing matches
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Drama in the Bahamas: : Muhammad Ali's last fight, Dave Hannigan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11842845
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11842845
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11842845
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842845
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Drama in the Bahamas: : Muhammad Ali's last fight, Dave Hannigan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11842845
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11842845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11842845
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842845
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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