If you’re looking for a moving book that provides powerful insights into a number of cultures, you should read King of the World, by David Remnick. The book gives us a look into the world of one of the most culturally significant athletes of all time, Muhammad Ali.

Ali left a mark on sports, religion, race, and politics. He was a Muslim ally of Malcolm X who rejected his slave name and his Christian roots, an athlete who gave up his status as a world champion when he refused to go to Vietnam, and a diplomat who spread goodwill throughout the world and ultimately won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.