By Alex Haley, Joyce Carol Oates, and Norman Mailer. Throughout his remarkable career, Muhammad Ali s courage, skill, ego, and beauty made him one of the most colorful and well-known of all public figures: someone who truly had to be seen to be believed. Using fight posters, rare memorabilia and classic photographs, Ringside brings Ali s extraordinary life into focus. The essays on the different stages of Ali's life and career are written by some of the finest contemporary American writers. Alex Haley's interview with Ali, with which the book opens, is not to be missed. Illustrated throughout in color. Hardcover: Konecky & Konecky (2009), English, 128 pages.