Ali : a life / Jonathan Eig.
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- ISBN: 9780544435247
- Physical Description: xv, 623 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
- Copyright: ©2017.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"e was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us himself). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's most fantastic figures and arguably the most famous man on the planet. But until now, he has never been the subject of a complete, unauthorized biography. Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America's master storytellers, radically reshapes our understanding of the complicated man who was Ali. Eig had access to all the key people in Ali's life, including his three surviving wives and his managers. He conducted more than 500 interviews and uncovered thousands of pages of previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files, as well dozens of hours of newly discovered audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Collectively, they tell Ali's story like never before-the story of a man who was flawed and uncertain and brave beyond belief."--Provided by the publisher.
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