Born OTD in 1942, American professional boxer, activist, & philanthropist, Muhammad Ali. When Ali died, many mourned the life of the greatest sportsman the world had ever seen. In Redemption Song, Marqusee argues that Ali was not just 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 & was central, alongside figures such as Malcolm X and MLK, to the black liberation & the anti-war movements.

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The stunning new edition of Redemption Song by Mike Marqusee, includes a foreword by political sportswriter Dave Zirin.

“One of the most important—and influential—pieces of sportswriting in the last thirty years. There is no better example of how to use sports as a radical lens to understand politics.” – Dave Zirin, from the foreword.

Available in store and online.

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