'The Lost Legacy of Muhammad Ali' is the most important work on its subject since 'Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times' was published to international acclaim 14 years ago. Hauser's writing on Ali didn't end with that awardwinning biography. He has continued to observe and comment upon Ali with a series of essays that are published here as a collection for the first time. 'The Lost Legacy of Muhammad Ali' fills in the gaps in the record of Ali's life from beginning to end. Ali's love affair with the world reached its zenith in 1996, when he was chosen to light the Olympic flame in Atlanta. 'But since then,' writes Hauser, 'there has been a determined effort to rewrite history. In order to take advantage of Ali's economic potential. All of the rough edges are being filed away from Ali's life story and he has been turned into a virtual Disney character.'
Thomas Hauser is a New York City attorney, Pulitzer Prize nominee and the author of fourteen books, including the boxing titles 'The Black Lights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing', 'Muhammad Ali in Perspective' and 'Muhammad Ali, His Life and Times' published by Robson Books (isbn 1861057385)