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Bouts of Mania: Ali, Frazier, and Foreman--and an America on the Ropes

by Richard Hoffer

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Great story line of the the three boxing titans told against the background of America suffering through malaise. Absolutely top shelf writing and delivery. Don't have to be a boxing fan to enjoy it, the writing is so outstanding. ( )
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Describes the ... era when Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman fought each other in every possible combination, on nearly every possible continent. In their most memorable bouts from 1971 to 1975, the three men created athletic set pieces that continue to resonate: the Fight of the Century, Down Goes Frazier!, the Rumble in the Jungle, and the Thrilla in Manila. Their fights for the heavyweight belt ... made for a roiling and convulsive tournament, all the more striking against a backdrop of national dysfunction.… (more)

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