New TIME Magazine covers book includes iconic sports photos & stories, including Ali vs. Frazier & Joe Louis

Today, TIME’s Inside the Red Border: A History of Our World, Told Through the Pages of TIME Magazine will hit bookstores nationwide, offering the editor’s perspective on the most influential, riveting and memorable covers. From heroes to tragedies, TIME has covered it all, and this book provides a historic narrative of those moments featured within the signature red border.

That includes a selection of the most memorable sports covers to date, including, several notable boxing features. The book is available for purchase from Amazon here.

  • Jackie Robinson – September 22, 1947
  • Joe DiMaggio – July 13, 1936
  • Joe Louis – September 29, 1941
  • Mickey Mantle – June 15, 1953
  • Althea Gibson – August 26, 1957
  • Jack Nicklaus – June 29, 1962
  • Jim Brown – November 26, 1965
  • Bobby Hull – March 1, 1968
  • Joe Frazier and Muhammed Ali – March 8, 1971
  • Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer – July 31, 1972
  • Secretariat – June 11, 1973
  • Nadia Comaneci – August 2, 1976
  • Bear Bryant – September 29, 1980
  • Joe Montana – January 25, 1982
  • Larry Bird and Wayne Gretzky – March 18, 1985
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee – September 19, 1988
  • Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan – January 24, 1994
  • Michael Jordan – June 22, 1998
  • The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team – July 19, 1999
  • Tiger Woods – August 14, 2000
  • Venus Williams and Serena Williams – September 3, 2001
  • Michael Phelps – August 9, 2004

Inside the Red Border: A History of Our World, Told Through the Pages of TIME Magazine, is available now for a special discount price.

This one-of-a-kind book traces our modern history – from presidents, popes, celebrities, corporate titans and sports superstars to science, medicine, innovations and trends, to the joys, triumphs, sorrows and tragedies – as it unfolded.

TIME magazine first hit newsstands in 1923, but its signature red border on the cover wasn’t introduced until the first issue of 1927. Since then, the red border has become one of the most famous signatures in the world. Highlights of Inside the Red Border include:

  • The Epic of World War II: From the first report of a Nazi attack on Poland – in which TIME was the first to name the coming conflict – the story is told through vivid portraits of Allied and Axis leaders and dispatches from battlefields across the globe.
  • The Race for Space: After the U.S.S.R.’s launch of Sputnik set off a contest between the superpowers, cover stories on astronauts like John Glenn turned them into heroic figures. From the Mercury program to the Mars rovers, witness how the new frontier was explored.
  • The Revolutionaries: Whether Che Guevara or Martin Luther King Jr., the leaders of social movements fought to overturn the status quo. They’re now icons of a changed world. See how they were viewed at the time of their struggles.
  • The Great Writers Revealed: Until 1982, bylines were a rarity in TIME, which spoke as a single entity. We have now lifted the veil of anonymity to reveal the contributions of writers like John McPhee, James Agee and John Hersey.
  • Covers That Never Ran: This book provides a rare peek at covers the editors prepared but readers never saw, including a 1964 portrait of Barry Goldwater that would have run if he had defeated Lyndon Johnson for the presidency.
  • Cover Trivia: Who has appeared on TIME’s cover the most? Who were the youngest and oldest people on it? How often have women been on the cover? What were the scariest and silliest covers?

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