A dual bio about two of sports’ biggest blowhards — Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell — might have KO’ed best-seller lists as an oral history. Veteran sports scribe Dave Kindred instead delivers a ringside history of how these two egos came to rule their respective games. Nasal know-it-all broadcaster Cosell was the Simon Cowell of his day, widely reviled but also must-see TV. Ali was a heavyweight champ, militant Muslim, war resister, street poet, and civil rights icon all in one. Kindred believes that through their televised repartee, each amplified the other’s fame while representing and hastening the nation’s growing cultural pluralism. Yet for all their shared bluster on screen, the two had virtually no relationship off it, undercutting Kindred’s attempts to posit larger themes. (An Ali associate even asks Kindred, ”What’s Cosell doing in your book?”) Still, he at least produces two solid biographies for the price of one in Sound and Fury.
Sound and Fury A dual bio about two of sports' biggest blowhards — Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell — might have KO'ed best-seller lists as an oral history....Sound and FuryBiography, SportsDave Kindred A dual bio about two of sports' biggest blowhards — Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell — might have KO'ed best-seller lists as an oral history....2006-03-08The Free Press
Genre: Biography, Sports; Author: Dave Kindred; Publisher: The Free Press
Posted January 17 2015 — 7:41 AM EST
- 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' earns $187.7M at weekend box office, second-best U.S. debut ever
- Spice Girls reunite at David Beckham's birthday
- 'Dances With Wolves' writer Michael Blake dies
- Jamie Foxx's National Anthem at Mayweather-Pacquiao fight: You be the judge
- 'Orphan Black' bosses on 'an interesting revelation for us'
- 'SNL': How'd Scarlett Johansson and Wiz Khalifa do?
- 'Scandal' panel: 5 best moments, season finale teases
- 'Pitch Perfect 2' costume designer's fashion notes
- Mourning after: Best TV episodes after a key character died
- NSYNC hair, revisited on 'It's Gonna Be May' meme day
- 'Outlander' sweats details so Lallybroch feels like home
- 'Grey's Anatomy': How 10 characters/actors exited the show
- Kerry Washington, Plus Gwen Stefani, the Spelling-McDermott Family & More!