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Muhammad Ali, 1769?–1849, pasha of Egypt after 1805. He was a common soldier who rose to leadership by his military skill and political acumen. by Walter Dean Myers Scholastic Trade, January 2001, $16.95, ISBN ISBN
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In my childhood there was no single figure that held my attention more than Muhammad Ali. Watching him speak so boldly and without fear sparked a sense of pride in me and many other young black boys. Through the years my love and respect of Ali has grown tenfold and reading this latest project by Walter Dean Myers, I remember why. Myers, winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature for his novel, Monster, inspires a new generation of fans by exposing the hazards Ali faced in boxing, the rise of a champion, and now his battle against Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease or Parkinsonism, degenerative brain disorder first described by the English surgeon James Parkinson in 1817. When there is no known cause, the disease usually appears after age 40 and is referred to as Parkinson's disease. .
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali is a tribute to the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Myers provides the reader a lesson in the history of a man who made a huge impact on the American consciousness. He chronicles Ali's ascent--from Cassius Clay Noun 1. Cassius Clay - United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
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What stands out for me, though, is the description of the events of the early 1960s and their effects on the young Clay. How growing support for the Civil Rights Movement and the March on Washington, and the bombing of a black church in Birmingham, Alabama, all helped to shape the man that became known to the world as Muhammad Ali.