Cassius M ClayCassius M Clay

APPENDIX H The Bodyguard's Notebooks Late in his life , Cassius Clay hired a succession of men who helped tend his farm and also served as bodyguards . One of these was John James of Foxtown , Ky . , who worked at Clay's farm in the mid ...

Author: Keven McQueen

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 1563116677


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The emancipationist Cassius M. Clay has long been one of Kentucky's most controversial and misunderstood figures. This new biography examines his important, though undervalued, place in history from the anti-slavery movement to his role in Lincoln's minister to Russia during the Civil War. Along the way the many fights, romantic entanglements, and political battes of Clay's life are explored. The author, a former guide at Clay's mansion, White Hall, unearthed long forgotten documents such as newspaper and magazine articles, interviews with Clay, and family letters. As a result this book contains much information found in no other Clay biography and many long-standing myths are debunked. In addition to the biography of Clay, the book contains a room-by-room tour of White Hall, several informative appendices, and a collection of ghost stories concerning Clay's mansion, making it both ideal for history buffs and the public at large.

The Cassius Clay StoryThe Cassius Clay Story

That was the day Cassius Marcellus Clay, Junior was born to Cassius and Odessa Clay. The story of the introduction of young Cassius to boxing at age 12 has been welltold. While Clay's amateur career is not the subject of this book, ...

Author: David W. Coleman





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This biography of the boxer better known as Muhammad Ali, details the early part of his career, when he was still called Cassius Clay. The book focuses on the action inside the ring, but also spotlights the men who fought Cassius Clay: who they were, where they came from, how they got to fight Clay, and what happened to them. As such, it is a pocket history of heavyweight boxing during the 1960's.

Cassius Marcellus ClayCassius Marcellus Clay

Cassius Clay was in attendance, along with Senator James T. Morehead, former governor of Kentucky. Frustrated at his defeat by so inferior an opponent as James K. Polk, Henry Clay was in no mood for good fellowship.

Author: H. Edward Richardson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813147871


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The most colorful member of Kentucky's most illustrious family, Cassius Marcellus Clay is a legendary figure in the Bluegrass. This lively biography records both the traditions surrounding Clay and the historical facts of his life, which are themselves the stuff of legend. Although Clay was a dedicated emancipationist, his real interest lay in broad issues of human freedom. The story of Clay's True American, his service in the Mexican War, his accomplishments as Lincoln's minister to Russia, and his active post-Civil War political life are all told against the background of the climactic events of a lifetime that spanned almost a century of American history.


Himself an exponent of some of the finest oratory ever delivered of pugilistic flesh, the 46-year-old Old Mongoose seemed patiently intent on abandoning his position as boxing's resident wit to the Louisville Lip, Cassius Clay, ...





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The Gang That Wouldn t Write StraightThe Gang That Wouldn t Write Straight

“He's southern gentry, but he's a classy man. ... His first published piece for Esquire, a profile of heavyweight contender Cassius Clay called “The Marvelous Mouth” that ran in the ... Clay wanted Esquire to pay him for the interview.

Author: Marc Weingarten

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307525697


Page: 336

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. . . In Cold Blood, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Armies of the Night . . . Starting in 1965 and spanning a ten-year period, a group of writers including Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Gay Talese, Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion, John Sack, and Michael Herr emerged and joined a few of their pioneering elders, including Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, to remake American letters. The perfect chroniclers of an age of frenzied cultural change, they were blessed with the insight that traditional tools of reporting would prove inadequate to tell the story of a nation manically hopscotching from hope to doom and back again—from war to rock, assassination to drugs, hippies to Yippies, Kennedy to the dark lord Nixon. Traditional just-the-facts reporting simply couldn’t provide a neat and symmetrical order to this chaos. Marc Weingarten has interviewed many of the major players to provide a startling behind-the-scenes account of the rise and fall of the most revolutionary literary outpouring of the postwar era, set against the backdrop of some of the most turbulent—and significant—years in contemporary American life. These are the stories behind those stories, from Tom Wolfe’s white-suited adventures in the counterculture to Hunter S. Thompson’s drug-addled invention of gonzo to Michael Herr’s redefinition of war reporting in the hell of Vietnam. Weingarten also tells the deeper backstory, recounting the rich and surprising history of the editors and the magazines who made the movement possible, notably the three greatest editors of the era—Harold Hayes at Esquire, Clay Felker at New York, and Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone. And finally Weingarten takes us through the demise of the New Journalists, a tragedy of hubris, miscalculation, and corporate menacing. This is the story of perhaps the last great good time in American journalism, a time when writers didn’t just cover stories but immersed themselves in them, and when journalism didn’t just report America but reshaped it. “Within a seven-year period, a group of writers emerged, seemingly out of nowhere—Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Gay Talese, Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion, John Sack, Michael Herr—to impose some order on all of this American mayhem, each in his or her own distinctive manner (a few old hands, like Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, chipped in, as well). They came to tell us stories about ourselves in ways that we couldn’t, stories about the way life was being lived in the sixties and seventies and what it all meant to us. The stakes were high; deep fissures were rending the social fabric, the world was out of order. So they became our master explainers, our town criers, even our moral conscience—the New Journalists.” —from the Introduction


Clay leaned toward Abram and whispered, “I can't believe you brought a cop to a ball game.” Melika waved at the guy selling snacks. “Hey,” she yelled. “Toss us a bag of peanuts.” “Classy,” Clay said. “Pop, shhh.” Clay dug in his pocket.

Author: V. King

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595459612


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"Titan's Sister" is about to set sail on her maiden voyage from a harbor in northern Florida. But just as the ship's brash young owner begins the sequence to launch, a sudden, unexplainable accident takes the life of one of the crew. Not long afterward, shipbuilder Abram Harwood watches in horror as the dock, on which the massive hull rests, catches fire, soon turning the area into a raging inferno. Against his own reasoning, Harwood slowly comes to the realization that a chain of unusual and dangerous events has begun that could launch his beautiful new ship straight into harm's way. In "Titanic: Relative Fate" we meet "Titan's Sister," the sister of the doomed "Titanic," Built as a modernized replica of the legendary vessel, "Titan's Sister" is a wonder to behold. Yet Harwood begins to question whether there is more than just a physical resemblance between the two ships. Intrepid detective Melika Jones joins the ship's virgin voyage to investigate the strange accidents surrounding "Titan's Sister," Yet, instead of solving the mystery, Jones and Harwood are faced with a new nightmare once "Titan's Sister" is finally at sea, and they begin to wonder if she awaits the same fate as the "Titanic,"

Gloves Gone ByGloves Gone By

In his next bout Doug met the classy Harold Johnson for the vacant world light heavyweight championship. ... On March 13, 1963, Doug took on the unbeaten and highly touted Olympic gold medalist Cassius Clay in a sold out jammed packed ...

Author: James Amato

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546214113


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The heavyweight boxing scene may have enjoyed its most competitive time period in the decades 1960 to 1980. Champions like Patterson, Liston, Ali, Frazier, Foreman and Holmes roamed the landscape. There were also many legitimate contenders who were more than willing to meet each other to earn a title shot. This led to many entertaining and unforgettable wars that shaped the division. The book Gloves Gone By has focused on the boxers of this era and why they were so much a part of its memorable success.

Choices Memoirs of a SportswriterChoices Memoirs of a Sportswriter

It was the night of the Cassius Clay- Floyd Patterson heavyweight title fight at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... He was a classy former champion who didn't brag and wore the invisible white hat of the good guy. Clay ...

Author: Bill Tangen

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 9780741424334


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Bill fought back to conquer his demons and is living proof that the will to live, can overcome the toughest of obstacles.