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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.

"'King: A Life' is such a nuanced, detailed biography, it’s like having Martin Luther King sitting in your living room, reading a newspaper… Eig’s meticulously researched book draws upon sources never before available. It should make waves like a cinder block dropped in a kiddie pool when it arrives this spring."

Neil Steinberg

Chicago Sun-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.

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