Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1996. Collector's Edition. Leather bound. SIGNED. 543pp. Octavo [24 cm] Red leather with raised bands, gilt and black ink stamped titles and decorative borders on the spine and front cover, and an illustrated paper label on the front cover. All edges gilt. Orange moire endsheets. Silk ribbon page marker. With light rubbing to the extremities, and a small scratched area on the rear board. The text block has dropped just a little, and there is a former owner's Easton Press bookplate on the rear pastedown. Item #47211
Signed by Muhammad Ali and Thomas Hauser on the limitation page. Number 2,350 of 3,500. From the Preface- "This book is not an attempt to mythologize Ali. It's an effort to show him as he was and is: a superb human being with good qualities and flaws. In his twenties, he was arguably the greatest fighter of all time. But more importantly, he reflected and shaped the social and political currents of the age in which he reigned. Ali in the 1960s stood for the proposition that principles mattered, that equality among people was just and proper, that the war in Vietnam was wrong."