The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights, Shaun Assael (Blue Rider)
Even before he beat Floyd Patterson in 1962 to claim the world championship, boxer Sonny Liston was considered one of the sport’s greatest, and most controversial, heavyweights. His death in 1970 was ruled the result of a heroin overdose, but many of his friends suspected foul play. Sportswriter Assael dives deep into the mystery, along the way painting a detailed picture of one of America’s greatest athletes.
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