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Blood Brothers - The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X-logo

Blood Brothers - The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

Randy Roberts

In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islam-a sect many white Americans deemed a hate cult-saw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of spreading the Nation's message. The two became fast friends, keeping their interactions secret from the press for fear of jeopardizing Clay's career. Clay began living a double life-a patriotic "good Negro" in public, and a radical reformer behind the scenes. Soon, however, their friendship would sour, with disastrous and far-reaching consequences. Based on previously untapped sources, from Malcolm's personal papers to FBI records, Blood Brothers is the first book to offer an in-depth portrait of this complex bond. Acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith reconstruct the worlds that shaped Malcolm and Clay, from the boxing arenas and mosques, to postwar New York and civil rights-era Miami.

In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islam-a sect many white Americans deemed a hate cult-saw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of spreading the Nation's message. The two became fast friends, keeping their interactions secret from the press for fear of jeopardizing Clay's career. Clay began living a double life-a patriotic "good Negro" in public, and a radical reformer behind the scenes. Soon, however, their friendship would sour, with disastrous and far-reaching consequences. Based on previously untapped sources, from Malcolm's personal papers to FBI records, Blood Brothers is the first book to offer an in-depth portrait of this complex bond. Acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith reconstruct the worlds that shaped Malcolm and Clay, from the boxing arenas and mosques, to postwar New York and civil rights-era Miami.
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In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islam-a sect many white Americans deemed a hate cult-saw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of spreading the Nation's message. The two became fast friends, keeping their interactions secret from the press for fear of jeopardizing Clay's career. Clay began living a double life-a patriotic "good Negro" in public, and a radical reformer behind the scenes. Soon, however, their friendship would sour, with disastrous and far-reaching consequences. Based on previously untapped sources, from Malcolm's personal papers to FBI records, Blood Brothers is the first book to offer an in-depth portrait of this complex bond. Acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith reconstruct the worlds that shaped Malcolm and Clay, from the boxing arenas and mosques, to postwar New York and civil rights-era Miami.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Smith, David Drummond

Length:

13h 37m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

25:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

54:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

42:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

49:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

56:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

53:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

54:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:01