The Greatest. By Muhammad Ali. Co-Authored with Richard Durham. First Edition, Second Printing. Random House. New York, 1975.

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Muhammad Ali, also known as the Greatest, is the best heavyweight boxer of all time, having become champion three times while beating hall-of-fame heavyweights Joe Frazier and George Foreman. A sports icon, Muhammad Ali’s braggadocious persona helped to elevate boxing internationally. He also helped to advance social causes, including the Civil Rights Movement, ending the draft and the Vietnam War, and supporting Black education. In The Greatest: My Own Story, readers will find a sprawling narrative covering much of Ali’s life. Co-written with Richard Durham, the language is engaging and concise. There has been some contention over the degree of Ali’s involvement in the drafting of the book, but Durham, Ali, and Toni Morrison (the book’s editor) all asserted the truth of the narrative. It is considered the authoritative autobiography of Muhammad Ali.

This first edition, second printing is in very good condition. In the original half cloth boards, about-fine with only minor fading to head of boards. Text block near fine. Remainder mark to bottom fore-edge. In the original dust jacket, very good with only minor chipping to edges, small closed tears and creases, sympathetic tape repairs to top edge, and minor fading to spine.

A very good early printing of Muhammad Ali’s autobiography.

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The Greatest. By Muhammad Ali. Co-Authored with Richard Durham. First Edition, Second Printing. Random House. New York, 1975.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in