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Who knows how many of the unflattering revelations in this unauthorized tome are accurate, even if the author brags about never having been successfully sued for libel before?


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The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Manhunt for Him

by Hampton Sides, nonfiction, researcher, writer . The book's endnotes and bibliography total more than 50 pages, and Sides says the work "nearly gave me an aneurysm." But the richness of detail -- gathered from all kinds of sources, from interviews and autopsy reports to archival news footage and FBI files -- really makes the story.


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"Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Manhunt for His Assassin" (Doubleday, 459 pages, $28.95), by Hampton Sides: Nonfiction doesn't have to be a rote regurgitation of established truths.
In fact, the best works in this genre are the ones that locate the dramatic within the known.

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Obamistan! It's the nation you've always dreamed about. damali ayo's sarcastic and insightful new book guides you through the new utopia that America has become – a land without racism! Author damali ayo will be in Portland to sign and talk about "Obamistan!" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 28 at Powell's City of Books on Burnside.

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Author Walter Mosley will be in Seattle at 7 p.m. this Friday at Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave.
In his follow-up to the critically acclaimed mystery "The Long Fall," Mosley is back with protagonist Leonid McGill in "Known to Evil."


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(GIN) – Worldreader, a "market-oriented, not-for-profit organization focused on increasing access to books in developing countries" is testing an e-book reader designed for developing countries at a school for orphans in Ghana...


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For many African Americans living in Vancouver, their roots in this community go back to the Kaiser Shipyards during World War II. With ample work in the Pacific Northwest, it was all the motivation these pioneers needed to leave the racial animosity of the Jim Crow South. They were among the first Black families to reside in Vancouver...


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And Other Questions You've Wondered but Didn't Dare Ask, by Nashieqa Washington

Over the years, many an unscrupulous author has assumed an alibi in order to pass as a member of another ethnic group. Perhaps the most infamous of these so-called "slippery characters" was Ku Klux Klansman Asa Carter who faked a Native American background to publish "The Education of Little Tree," a critically-acclaimed memoir about growing up Cherokee which not only topped the NY Times Bestseller List back in the Seventies but won the Book of the Year Award as well ...


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It was announced today that Naseem Rakha's The Crying Tree has won a 2010 Pacific Northwest Booksellers award for fiction. This is Rakha's debut novel, but she is a well-known, award-winning journalist whose stories have been heard on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition, as well as Marketplace Radio, Christian Science Monitor, and Living on Earth. The winners were selected by a committee of independent booksellers from more than 200 nominated titles, each written by a Northwest author and published in 2009.

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A list of pertinent books related to civil rights struggles ...


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