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Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixtiesby Mike Marqusee
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Shortlisted for the 1999 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and voted one of the twenty-five 'Books to Remember 2000' by the New York Public Library.
In this timely antidote tro the apolitical celebration of Muhammad Ali as 'a great American', Mike Marqusee puts the great boxer back in his true historical context too explore a crucial moment at the crossroads of popular culture and mass resistance. And, in a new afterword for this second edition, he reflects on Ali's legacy in the era of the 'war on terror'.
Excellent ... Reminds us just how explosive and divisive a figure Ali was.
New edition: A new afterword considers Ali and his legacy in light of the war on terror and new connotations of Islam and the West.
About the Author
Mike Marqusee's books include Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the 1960s, Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties, War Minus the Shooting, Anyone but England and If I Am Not for Myself. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and writes a fortnightly column for the Indian newspaper The Hindu. He lives in London.
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