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Muhammad Ali Handbook
by Dave Zirin
Muhammad Ali is the most adored, iconic boxer and sportsman of all time. This book tells the real story of Ali's life, revealing a charismatic personality who has always evoked the most extreme reactions from others.
Hardcover, 431 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by M Q Publications
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This is a terrific history of Ali and his place in culture and society. Both the writing and the photos are top-notch. The only negative aspects of the book are occasionally-sloppy editing and too much anti-Bush content.
Named of the UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World”, Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine. He is their first sports writer in 150 years of existence. Zirin is also the host of Sirius XM Radio’s popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio. He has been called “the best sportswriter in the United States,” by Robert Lipsyte. Dave Zirin is, in addition ...moreMore about Dave Zirin...