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Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties, Marqusee, Mike

Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties

Authors: Marqusee, Mike
Publisher: Verso Books
BISAC/Subject: BIO016000, SPO008000, SOC001000
ISBN: 9781786632067, Related ISBNs: 1786632063, 178663242X, 1844675270, 1859842933, 185984717X
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A classic book that traces Muhammad Ali’s political development in the sixties

When Muhammad Ali died, many mourned the life of the greatest sportsman the world had ever seen. In Redemption Song, Mike Marqusee argues that Ali was not only a boxer but a remarkable political figure in a decade of tumultuous change. Playful, popular, always confrontational, Ali refashioned the role of a political activist and was central, alongside figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, to the black liberation and the anti-war movements. Marqusee shows that sport and politics were always intertwined, and this is the reason why Ali remained an international beacon of hope, long after he had left the ring.

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