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The Resource Cassius X : the making of a legend, Stuart Cosgrove

Cassius X : the making of a legend, Stuart Cosgrove

Label
Cassius X : the making of a legend
Title
Cassius X
Title remainder
the making of a legend
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Cosgrove
Title variation
Cassius X
Title variation remainder
a legend in the making
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Miami, 1963. A young boy from Louisville, Kentucky, is on the path to becoming the greatest sportsman of all time. Cassius Clay is training in the 5th Street Gym for his heavyweight title clash against the formidable Sonny Liston. He is beginning to embrace the ideas and attitudes of Black Power, and firebrand preacher Malcolm X will soon become his spiritual adviser. Thus Cassius Clay will become 'Cassius X' as he awaits his induction into the Nation of Islam. Cassius also befriends the legendary soul singer Sam Cooke, falls in love with soul singer Dee Dee Sharp and becomes a remarkable witness to the first days of soul music. As with his award-winning soul trilogy, Stuart Cosgrove's intensive research and sweeping storytelling shines a new light on how black music lit up the sixties against a backdrop of social and political turmoil and how Cassius Clay made his remarkable transformation into Muhammad Ali
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VMOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cosgrove, Stuart
Dewey number
796.83092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • X, Malcolm
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
Target audience
adult
Label
Cassius X : the making of a legend, Stuart Cosgrove
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068360336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846974762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1180242589
Label
Cassius X : the making of a legend, Stuart Cosgrove
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068360336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846974762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1180242589

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