An Intimate Portrait
The first major biography of King in 40 years, based on hundreds of interviews and thousands of newly discovered documents, this is King like you've never seen him before: flawed, brave, radical...and under heavy attack by the FBI.
“A landmark biography … Monumental.”
New York Times
“Supple, penetrating, heartstring-pulling and compulsively readable... The first comprehensive biography of King in three decades...and it supplants David J. Garrow’s 1986 biography Bearing the Cross as the definitive life of King... [Eig’s is] a clean, clear, journalistic voice, one that employs facts the way Saul Bellow said they should be employed, each a wire that sends a current...Eig’s book is worthy of its subject.”
―Dwight Garner, The New York Times
Based on New FBI Files
The first King biography written with access to thousands of recently released pages of FBI files as well as thousands of personal papers from King's associates and friends.