First printing of Ali's official biography, signed by Ali.
"There has never been a world figure like Muhammad Ali."
Ali gave Hauser vast flexibility and access in writing this biography, formed in part from interviews with over 200 people who knew him well. The book chronicles not only Ali's legendary boxing career where he "brought unprecedented speed and grace," but the many controversial times when Ali chose principles over an easier rode: his conversion to Islam and decision to change his name, his resistance to the Vietnam-era draft, and more. The authoritative chronicle of "The Greatest."
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991). 9.25'' x 6''. Original quarter black cloth, black paper boards, gilt-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($24.95) photographic dust jacket designed by Barry Littman with portrait of Ali by Howard Bingham. Black endpapers. Illustrated with 24 pages of black-and-white photographic plates. 544 pages. Signed by Ali in blue marker on title page. Jacket with only shallow nicks, some residue on front flap; book beautiful.
Fine in about-fine jacket.
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