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The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali’s inner circle. Muhammed Ali went from being one of the most despised men in the country to one of the most beloved, and now Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America’s master storytellers, breaks new ground to radically reshape our understanding of him. Eig weaves interviews drawn from access to all the key people in Ali’s life, including his three surviving wives and his managers, together with access to thousands of pages of new FBI and Justice Department files and dozens of hours of newly discovered audiotaped interviews from the 1960s.
Jonathan Eig is the best-selling author of four books: Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig; Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season; Get Capone; and, most recently, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. His books have been listed among the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Sports Illustrated, and Slate.com.
Eig is a former senior writer for The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Chicago with his wife and children.
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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm