Shaun Assael

is an award-winning journalist, author and television correspondent who covers politics, sports and true crime… sometimes all at once.
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Dept. of (my) History

Dept. of (my) History

In 1982, I wrote this about AIDS: “As of January, 958 cases were reported worldwide.” Nearly 40 years on, it’s 75 million. I’m reposting this piece to show what it was like to be in NYC at the dawn of the epidemic.

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Best Sports Book
The Boston Globe

A thrilling mystery.
Leave it to Liston to emerge as its larger-than-life anti-hero.”

Nick Pileggi
author of Wiseguy and Casino

As tough and pounding
as its subject.”

Robert Lipsyte
author of The Contender and An Accidental Sportswriter

The Murder of Sonny Liston Book Cover
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