Thursday, February 23, 2012

A New Look at The Greatest! "Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times" by Thomas Hauser Now an Enhanced Ebook

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For Immediate Release
NEWS FROM OPEN ROAD: February 14, 2012


Enhanced Version of Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
Features Rare Video Footage, Audio Clips, and Photos

Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, is proud to release the enhanced ebook of Thomas Hauser's definitive biography Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, featuring rare video footage, audio clips, and photos authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.

This brilliant book weaves together Ali's own words and the memories of hundreds of family members, friends, rivals, and others who interacted with "The Greatest" over the years. These voices give new dimension to the boxer who changed forever our conception of what makes a champion. Hauser ultimately reveals the deeply spiritual, complex, and courageous man behind the controversial cultural icon.

"What made him so great is his humanitarian, angelic way," says Ali's daughter, Hana.

"Muhammad Ali was the most famous celebrity of my teenage years," recalls fellow heavyweight boxer George Foreman. "No one had ever heard an athlete speak - let alone brag. He said things that we'd never heard: I'm beautiful. I'm pretty.' We never heard men who looked like him say and boast about those things."

"Eventually Ali moved from the sports pages to the front pages of the newspaper," says Hauser. "There was so much going on in the 1960s. Muhammad Ali was at the vortex of all those controversies as a matter of principle . . . Look at the whole journey that Ali has traveled, and then you'll get a true sense of the greatness of the man."

The enhanced editions feature the following additional content:

·       Five video clips depicting highlights from Ali's career, including Ali's victory speech at a post-fight press conference and his iconic 1964 announcement of his name change and conversion to Islam
·       Eleven audio clips of Ali reciting some of his most famous poetry, including his "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee" comment
·       Twenty photographs including fight images as well as intimate, behind-the-scenes moments with Ali out of the ring

In addition to the enhanced content, Open Road produced original, documentary-quality videos of interviews with Thomas Hauser, George Foreman, and Hana Ali available for sharing on the Open Road Media website.

The enhanced editions are available in the Apple, and for Amazon Kindle AV Editions.

The traditional ebook is available through all online retailers, including Google eBookstore/IndieBound, Kobo Books, Sony Reader Store, and OverDrive.

Contact Open Road Media with questions, review copy requests, and for more information:
Open Road Integrated Media
 180 Varick Street, Suite 816, New York, NY 10014

About Open Road Integrated Media

Open Road Integrated Media is a digital publisher and multimedia content company. Open Road creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its ebooks through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content and social media. Open Road has published ebooks from legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Jack Higgins, Alice Walker, James Jones, and Virginia Hamilton, and has launched new e-stars like Mary Glickman. Visit for more details.

About Muhammad Ali Enterprises LLC

Muhammad Ali Enterprises LLC ("MAE") is a California limited liability company. MAE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing and merchandising program, along with television, film, video, and Internet projects. For more information on MAE, visit MAE is a subsidiary of CKX, Inc.

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