Tracing Muhammad Ali's epic life: Interview with biographer Jonathan Eig


Muhammad Ali is one of the landmark figures of the 20th century, and now he has a complete biography worthy of his stature. Jonathan Eig spent three years writing Ali: A Life, and the result is a sprawling, fascinating story that touches on every element of the life of The Greatest. Today, we talk to him about the process of writing, the challenge of chasing down reluctant sources, the exploding of myths surrounding Ali, and the ways Ali would have thrived in this hypercharged political environment. It’s a great book, and we believe you’ll enjoy our interview.

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Muhammad Ali. (AP)
Muhammad Ali. (AP)

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