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  • THE CASSIUS CLAY STORY. by [Ali, Muhammad] Sullivan, George.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Sullivan, George.
    THE CASSIUS CLAY STORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the book's subject with his birth name, "Cassius Clay" -- a rare signature and especially so in this rather hard-to-find book, the first published biography of the great heavyweight champion. Issued later in the same year in which Clay took the heavyweight crown away from Sonny Liston (in their February 1964 bout), the book includes an account of the turbulent months that followed -- including the new champ's relationship with Malcolm X and his conversion to Islam, the controversy over his draft status, his much-publicized trip to Africa, and his suspension by the World Boxing Association (in effect as the book ends), which delayed his…

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    New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the book's subject with his birth name, "Cassius Clay" -- a rare signature and especially so in this rather hard-to-find book, the first published biography of the great heavyweight champion. Issued later in the same year in which Clay took the heavyweight crown away from Sonny Liston (in their February 1964 bout), the book includes an account of the turbulent months that followed -- including the new champ's relationship with Malcolm X and his conversion to Islam, the controversy over his draft status, his much-publicized trip to Africa, and his suspension by the World Boxing Association (in effect as the book ends), which delayed his rematch with Liston until May 1965. Illustrated with 8 pp of photographs. Includes his professional boxing record. 116 pp.

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    Condition: Fair condition only in a fair dustjacket (bumped at several corners, also bumped and dented at bottom center of front cover - hard enough to have created a short split in the board; jacket is price-clipped and has several ragged tears and associated creasing along the bottom edge of the front panel, along with internal tape repairs.

    Book ID: 49916
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  • TEMPLE FOLK: Stories. by Bilal, Aaliyah.
    Bilal, Aaliyah.
    TEMPLE FOLK: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2023) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of ten short stories shortlisted for the National Book award, which noted hat "the characters in [these] stories are forced to reckon with conflicts between religion and independence. . . Bilal compassionately unfurls the inner lives of her protagonists, examining the complex contradictions of the Black Muslim experience in America." 238 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 88133
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  • MALCOLM A TO X: The Man and His Ideas. by Gallen, David, compiler.
    Gallen, David, compiler.
    MALCOLM A TO X: The Man and His Ideas.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback..

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (1992). First edition - An introduction to the basic views of Malcolm X in an alphabetical format, which includes brief quotations from interviews with Malcolm X, as well as short reminiscences by those who knew him. Illustrated with photographs. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-881849103.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (remainder line)

    Book ID: 84750
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  • Muse, Benjamin.
    THE AMERICAN NEGRO REVOLUTION: From Nonviolence to Black Power 1963-1967.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bloomington & London: Indiana University Press, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive account of those critical years in the civil rghts movement. Index. 345 pages.

    Condition: Ex-school-library, but a very tight clean copy with relatively few markings in a good dustjacket (chip on front cover, fading to the spine.)

    Book ID: 16014
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