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My Brother, Muhammad Ali: The Definitive Biography of the Greatest of All Time

Rahaman Ali

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Blake Publications
03 December 2019
Biography: sport; Memoirs; Sports & outdoor recreation; Boxing
A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR More words have been written about about Muhammad Ali than almost anyone else. And yet, until now, the one voice missing has been the one belonging to the man who knew him best.

Muhammad Ali was, without doubt, the world's most-loved sportsman. At the height of his celebrity he was the most famous person in the world. And no-one was closer to him than Rahaman Ali, his only sibling and best friend.

Born Cassius and Rudulph Valentino Clay, the two brothers grew up together, lived together, trained together, travelled together, and fought together, in the street and in the ring.

A near-constant fixture in his famous sibling's company, Rahaman saw Ali at both his best and his worst: the relentless prankster and the jealous older brother, the outspoken advocate and the devoted family man. From time spent relaxing together behind closed doors, to encounters with kings, presidents and celebrities, he is able to offer an insider's perspective on all the well-known stories as well as never-before-told tales.

In My Brother, Muhammad Ali, Rahaman paints an evocative, rich and intimate portrait of Muhammad Ali - of both the legend and the man. Full of poignant, moving and surprising memories, it will show readers the icon through a different and more honest lens, painting a portrait of an affable, sweet, proud and yet relentlessly polarizing man.

Many books have been written about Ali, but most have focused on a particular period of his life or a key fight. In this extraordinary, unrivalled memoir on life with the great man, Rahaman tells a much bigger and more personal story - that of two brothers, almost inseparable from birth to death. It is the final and most important perspective on one of the most iconic figures of the last century.
By:   Rahaman Ali
Imprint:   Blake Publications
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   625g
ISBN:   9781789461718
ISBN 10:   1789461715
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   03 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

No one was closer to Muhammad Ali than Rahaman, his only sibling and best friend. The brothers lived together, trained together and shared pivotal experiences, from Ali's time in the Nation of Islam to the 'Rumble in the Jungle' fight against George Foreman. Rahman became Ali's best sparring partner and part of his inner circle, also acting as a personal bodyguard throughout his brother's career. Rahman retired from competing as a heavyweight himself in 1972, with a record of 14 wins, three losses and one draw.

Reviews for My Brother, Muhammad Ali: The Definitive Biography of the Greatest of All Time

Heart-warming, multi-faceted and hard-hitting [...] Thanks to Rahaman's powerful storytelling ability, My Brother, Muhammad Ali shares with the world a tale unlike any other biography on Muhammad Ali * Fox Sports * No one knew Muhammad Ali better than Rahaman, and he provides a welcome and insightful addition to the extensive Ali literature * Sunday Times * Rahaman was alongside Muhammad Ali all the way, from his street-fighting teenage days, loving home life, soaring fame, marriages, troubles, notoriety, highs and lows. In this long-overdue book, he takes us inside the legend's head and home [...] And just like the man, the book never stops surprising. A must for fight fans * Sunday Sport * Rahaman has, at last, written the definitive biography on his late brother, which tells the real Ali story * Mike Tyson * The real life of the Great One * George Foreman * It seems there is a bottomless supply of revelations about Muhammad Ali, one of the most written-about men in history. Yet more insights come in a book by his brother, Rahaman. From Ali's difficult birth to how he had to be rescued from financial difficulty after he stopped boxing and on to the tenderness of his last hours with his family, the story of The Greatest Of All Time is retold from the inside by his younger sibling * Jeff Powell, Daily Mail *


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