This is the second recent book on the controversial, strong-willed, and successful owner of the National Football League's Los Angeles Raiders. While Ira Simmons, in his milder Black Knight: Al Davis and His Raiders ( LJ 12/90), gives more emphasis to the team's performance, Ribowsky dissects the self-promoting coaching and business methods of a driving and driven Jewish admirer of Adolf Hitler. His manipulation of Oakland and Los Angeles in franchise moves and threats, and the bitter war with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle and other owners make this the more exciting book. Still, non-California libraries owning Black Knight and the earlier basic study of NFL wars, Davis Harris's The League ( LJ 10/15/86), may waive this one.-- Morey Berger, formerly with Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.