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Comments. In Shadow Box, by George Plimpton, passim. New York: Putnam’s. Mailer is quoted at length in Plimpton’s book on boxing. Both of them covered the 1974 Muhammad Ali-George Foreman boxing match in Zaire. Rpt: As “Hunter Thompson and Norman Mailer” in The Best of Plimpton, edited by George Plimpton. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1980. See 75.12, 75.13, 08.3. See also “When We Were Kings,” the 1997 Academy Award-winning documentary on the fight. Both Mailer and Plimpton comment in the film on the fight of a quarter-century earlier.