Sucker Punch (Hardcover)
by Jack Cashill
"Sucker Punch: The Hard Left Hook That Dazed Ali and Killed King's Dream" is the latest work of hard-hitting author and WND contributor Jack Cashill. It is the first comprehensive, pull-no-punches account of America’s least likely icon.
Part man, part myth and all American, Muhammad Ali is history’s most beloved, most revered athlete. But though he was “The Greatest” inside the ring, outside he was a hulking mass of contradictions. Jack Cashill explores the changing mores and racial dynamics of the 60s alongside Ali’s epic battles in the ring.
Did you know ….
… that Ali was an unapologetic sexist and unabashed racist?
… that Ali routinely denigrated black heroes who did not share his point of view including Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and especially Joe Frazier?
… that Ali shamelessly courted some of the most brutal dictators on the planet including Muammar Qaddafi, Idi Amin, Papa Doc Duvalier and Ferdinand Marcos?
The story of Muhammad Ali is the story of the radical 1960s, but nobody has ever told the story of that tumultuous time – the race and class struggles, the hard left-right division, and the sweeping political realignment – through the riveting experience of this legendary figure. This book reveals the tattered throne beneath the King of the World, showing how Ali's seduction by Elijah Muhammad and conversion to the Nation of Islam and black radicalism spelled the end of Malcolm X, betrayed Martin Luther King’s' dream and served as a wedge that drove the white urban and working class out of the Democratic camp, setting the stage for a major shift in American politics.
”Everything that he has done was against this country” - Joe Frazier on Muhammad Ali
“Muhammad Ali was voted Sportsman of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated a few years back. Now he may want to put on the gloves again. Jack Cashill’s sure-to-be-controversial book … paints Ali as an often-confused mass of contradictions whose legacy includes racism, sexism and abandonment of close friends.” - New York Daily News
Whether dodging blows or dodging the draft, no athlete has influenced an entire culture as did Ali, and no book until now has ever captured his many contradictions and truly inspiring transformations with such clarity and candor.
About the Author
Jack Cashill, a regular contributor to WND, is an Emmy award-winning independent writer and producer with a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue. He has also written for Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard and AmericanThinker.com. He is the author or co-author of numerous books including “First Strike,” “Officer’s Oath” “Hoodwinked,” “Sucker Punch,” “What's the Matter With California?” and his latest blockbuster, “Deconstructing Obama: The Lives, Loves and Letters of America’s First Postmodern President.”
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