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


      Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud Between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier
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. Best Read Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud Between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier By Mark Kram For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud Between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier
  • Mark Kram
  • English
  • 15 August 2017
  • 0060954809

10 thoughts on “ Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud Between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier

  1. says:

    After reading this compulsively readable book compulsively readable in the same way that eating a pint of ice cream is compulsive, reprimanding oneself afterward for submitting to the lowly instinct , I felt tremendous pity for Mark Kram I don t think he was so much concerned with portraying the fateful blood feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier as making an art out of agony, resentments and utter dirt I would have beensatisfied if Kram had ended each chapter with the following l After reading this compulsively readable book compulsively readable in the same way that eating a pint of ice cream is compulsive, reprimanding oneself afterward for submitting to the lowly instinct , I felt tremendous pity for Mark Kram I don t think he was so much concerned with portraying the fateful blood feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier as making an art out of agony, resentments and utter dirt I would have beensatisfied if Kram had ended each chapter with the following lines All is darkness All is darkness.With respect to the reviewer who wrote that anyone who hates this is into propaganda , I don t think so This seems like propaganda to me though Kram uses his limited and emba...

  2. says:

    If the authors goal with this book was to show Ali had a darkside, was an intellectually shallow person, was led around by the nose by the Black Muslims, that he was a lousy Father and Husband, or that in spite of Ali belonging to a brainwashing black nationalist cult, the truth is Joe Fraizer, who Ali labeled as an Uncle Tom was blacker than Ali could have ever hoped to have been, then the guy that wrote Ghosts of Manila succeeded He also makes a good point that Ali, while playing the rol If the authors goal with this book was to show Ali had a darkside, was an intellectually shallow person, was led around by the nose by the Black Muslims, that he was a lousy Father and Husband, or that in spite of Ali belonging to a brainwashing black nationalist cult, the truth is Joe Fraizer, who Ali labeled as an Uncle Tom was blacker than Ali could have ever hoped to have been, then the guy that wrote Ghosts of Manila succeeded He also makes a good point that Ali, while playing the role of oppressed rebel, was the darling of and had the full support of the liberal media establishment People also forget that Muhammad Ali turned his back on his one time friend Malcolm X even though Malcolm supported him as a friend when the Nation of Islam tried to distance themselves from him because they thought Ali was going to be destroyed in the ring by Sonny Liston.I would say there is a lot of truth to what makes into th...

  3. says:

    One of the most heralded sports nonfiction books around, Kram s book details the feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier leading up to and after their third fight, the Thrilla in Manila , one of the greatest bouts of all time Kram does an incredible job of portraying the psyches and personalities of both fighters, and the root and exacerbation of the feud between them Overall, however, I don t feel the book completely lived up to the hype I had gotten prior to choosing the book For one t One of the most heralded sports nonfiction books around, Kram s book details the feud between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier leading up to and after their third fight, the Thrilla in Manila , one of the greatest bouts of all time Kram does an incredible job of portraying the psyches and personalities of both fighters, and the root and exacerbation of the feud between them Overall, however, I don t feel the book completely lived up to the hype I had gotten prior to choosing the book For one thing, unless you are already a boxing fan I am , and are already familiar with the feud between the boxers, their boxing histories, and their personal histories, this book loses much of its depth The book makes numerous references to ...

  4. says:

    This was a really outstanding book about Ali Frazier More than just a recap of the fights, it gives a history of both men, a history of their animosity, and tracks the forces that drove the feud The Nation of Islam did a lot of the pushing for Ali, and it was interesting to read Kram s who has first hand accounts of much of what s in the book take on the man For someone who s basically been deified at this point, a l...

  5. says:

    Written by a Sports Illustrated writer, centered around the three Ali Frazier fights Basically history, but from this writer s point of view He did not have kind opinions of many Cosell, Bryant Gumbel, the black Muslims com...

  6. says:

    What is it about boxing that seems to inspire the greatest sportswriters Is it the mortal danger a fighter faces each times he steps nto the ring Is it the scoundrels, cheats, and hustlers who latch onto every contender like so many mosquitos Or is it the sad end that awaits the boxer, addled and decrepit in his final years Boxing is beauty, brutality, and tragedy, and it is hard to imagine anyone portraying themvividly than the late Mark Kram in Ghosts of Manilla Kram writes in the What is it about boxing that seems to inspire the greatest sportswriters Is it the mortal danger a fighter faces each times he steps nto the ring Is it the scoundrels, cheats, and hustlers who latch onto every contender like so many mosquitos Or is it the sad end that awaits the boxer, addled and decrepit in his final years Boxing is beauty, brutality, and tragedy, and it is hard to imagine anyone portraying themvividly than the late Mark Kram in Ghosts of Manilla Kram writes in...

  7. says:

    If sportswriters today wrote with the vocabulary, syntax, and imagination that Mark Kram does in this book, we d have waysports fans Say whatever you want about Kram s portrayal of the two subjects it s clear he ...

  8. says:

    This is the book sized expansion of Mark Kram s post Thrilla in Manilla article for SI This fleshes out the Frazier Ali rivalry, and the lives of Frazier and Ali It really hammers Ali, drawing a portrait of him wildly different t...

  9. says:

    An overview of the rivalry between Ali and Frazier, culminating with the fight in Manila Interesting topic, I just wish the book was a little less boring.

  10. says:

    Best line in the book, When a lion no longer hunts or roams, the smallest insects begin to eat it alive, reducing and devouring.

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