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Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud Between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier (Paperback)

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When Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier in Manila for their third fight, their rivalry had spun out of control. The Ali-Frazier matchup had become a madness, inflamed by the media and the politics of race. When the "Thrilla in Manila" was over, one man was left with a ruin of a life; the other was battered to his soul.

Mark Kram covered that fight for Sports Illustrated in an award-winning article. Now his riveting book reappraises the boxers -- who they are and who they were. And in a voice as powerful as a heavyweight punch, Kram explodes the myths surrounding each fighter, particularly Ali. A controversial, no-holds-barred account, Ghosts of Manila ranks with the finest boxing books ever written.

Praise For…


“Kram’s book has the punch of historical truth written in poetic combinations by a reporter who was there.”
-New York Post

“[A] frequently spectacular meditation on Ali and Frazier.”
-New York Daily News

“Colorful, fascinating, brilliant.”
-The Washington Post

“Ghosts of Manila will surely become the definitive work on the definitive boxer of our times.”
-London Sunday Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060954802
ISBN-10: 0060954809
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: February 19th, 2002
Pages: 240
Language: English