Ali: A Life (PBS Series Companion Book)

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The definitive biography of Muhammed Ali as seen in the film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon on PBS. Paperback, 640 pages.
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The definitive biography of Muhammed Ali as seen in the film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon on PBS. Paperback, 640 pages.

Winner of the 2018 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing and Winner of The Times Sports Biography of the Year.

Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay in racially segregated Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a sign painter and a housekeeper. He went on to become a heavyweight boxer with a dazzling mix of power and speed, a warrior for racial pride, a comedian, a preacher, a poet, a draft resister, an actor, and a lover. Millions hated him when he changed his religion, changed his name, and refused to fight in the Vietnam War. He fought his way back, winning hearts, but at great cost.

Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America’s master storytellers, sheds important new light on Ali’s politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition through unprecedented access to all the key people in Ali’s life, more than 500 interviews and thousands of pages of previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files and audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Ali: A Life is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the world.

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The Greatest of all Time!
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GREAT BOOK LOVED EVERY PAGE!

“As Muhammad Ali’s life was an epic of a life so Ali: A Life is an epic of a biography . . . pages in succession its narrative reads like a novel—a suspenseful novel with a cast of vivid characters.” – Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review



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