By Dave Zirin. The author provides a knowledgeable, analytic, sports-aficionado's journey through the starry trajectory of Ali's boxing career. Included are informative insights into Ali's relationship with Malcolm X, his personal journey within the Nation of Islam, and the moral crisis that brought him face to face with losing his boxing career (and millions of dollars) for his religious principles. Zirin offers intelligent, accurate assessment of Ali's extraordinary political involvement in the anti-Vietnam war protest and the Civil Rights movement in the USA. Includes unique interviews with famous sportswriters who followed Muhammad Ali from his early days, including Robert Lipsyte; Dave Kindred; Mike Marqusee; veteran journalist Lester Rodney; Ali's biographer, Thomas Hauser. MQ Publications (2007), English, Hardcover: 431 pages.
About the Author: Dave Zirin was Press Action's Sportswriter of the Year and is the hippest sports commentator on the block. He writes for the Los Angeles Times, the Pittsburgh Courier, The Source, the Nation, cbsnews.com, College Sporting News, the Prince George's Post, alternet, the Black Sports Network and Counterpunch. He broadcasts on WBAI radio's 'Wake Up Call' with Deepa Fernandes, and on TV: ESPN's Outside the Lines, the BBC's Extratime, and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. His first book, What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the Unites States, met with great acclaim.