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Ali: A Life

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  • Ali: A Life 
    Title: Ali: A Life
    Author: EIG JONATHAN
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 01/10/2017
    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Price: $39.99
    Publishing status: Active

    The most comprehensive and definitive biography of This substantial biography aims to get behind the myths surrounding one of contemporary history’s most polarising figures, Muhammad Ali. American journalist Jonathan Eig recounts the sprawling saga of Ali’s life, from his childhood in a racially segregated Louisville all the way to his lighting of the Olympic flame at the Atlanta Games in 1996. Eig undertook over 500 interviews when researching this book and he also worked through the extensive documents on the boxer compiled by the FBI. The result is a biography that portrays a brilliant, complex and often flawed man. He may have been an extraordinary athlete and icon of the civil rights movement, but he abandoned his friend Malcolm X; he railed against the white capitalist system while accepting financial backing from it; he was a serial philanderer; and he was violent towards his wives. A fascinating read.

    ISBN: 9781471155932
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