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Well-written and interesting book about Ali, race & politics,
By A Customer
This review is from: King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero (Hardcover)
Like Lenin's and Resurrection, Remnick's new book on "the greatest" not the smartest, is well-written and interesting. It places Ali in his historical context by first introducing us to Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston. His book reminds us that Ali was a very controversial figure in the first half of his career. The book is really about race and politics interwoven with an excellent overview of boxing. I only wish Remnick would have focused a little more on what Ali did when he was banned from boxing from 1967-71 while fighting the draft and why he was banned from boxing during these years. I think he should have explained the basis for the Supreme Court's 1971 ruling in Ali's favor. I highly recommend the book. Amazon gives a great discount.
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