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The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X
Hardcover, 362 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $28.99
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Title Blood Brothers Subtitle The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Author Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
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Draws on previously untapped sources to illuminate the secret friendship and disastrous estrangement between Cassius Clay and Malcolm X, sharing insights into Malcolm's alleged role in shaping Clay's double life as a patriotic athlete and Islamic reformer.
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Muhammad Ali, world heavyweight boxing champion, stands with Malcolm X (left) outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York in 1964.
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