The Boys of Birmingham [NOOK Book]

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Do you want to know how they caught Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s killer? This book is the FBI memoirs of William Saucier, lead field agent in charge of the Birmingham investigation of King's assassination. This book shows how without Saucier's work, MLK's killer would never have been caught, and it also features new info on President Kennedy's assassination and new stories about J. Edgar Hoover!

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The Boys of Birmingham

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Overview

Do you want to know how they caught Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s killer? This book is the FBI memoirs of William Saucier, lead field agent in charge of the Birmingham investigation of King's assassination. This book shows how without Saucier's work, MLK's killer would never have been caught, and it also features new info on President Kennedy's assassination and new stories about J. Edgar Hoover!

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000696705
  • Publisher: Karen S. Cole
  • Publication date: 8/14/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 76,877
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    This book is particularly awesome

    Although the part where the investigation info on Dr. King's killer was brief had me wondering, in fact the whole book rocks superbly. The investigation is actually interwoven all through reading this book, and you learn a lot about how J. Edgar Hoover may have been responsible for the deaths of Dr. King, President Kennedy and RFK.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2010

    Not what I thought it was going to be

    The 1960's was a turbulent time in the United States. Wars, foreign and domestic were being fought and assassinations were something that seemed to happen frequently. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the iconic preacher who lead the Civil Rights Movement until his assassination in 1968, which is the topic of the book "The Boys of Birmingham".

    The stories told in this book are the lives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and of the organization that would eventually investigate his death, the FBI. While the history told within the pages of this book is interesting and accurate, there was something that I missed from the book - the actual investigation of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The book is over 300 pages long and we don't get to the investigation of his death until the last section of the book. Once you get to the portion, you really aren't told anything that leads to a greater understanding of the investigation.

    Also, it can sometimes be confusing - facts are restated several times and sections of the book don't seem to flow together as much as they seem to be presented to stand alone from each other. The first portion of the book, which outlines the reasoning for the Civil Rights Movement is great but it is hard to make the connection between this portion and the rest of the book.

    The title of the book, and most of the information found on the book, lead you to believe that this gives you real details on the investigation. When in fact it is more of the history of the Civil Rights Movement and a memoir of sorts of the authors father. Again, great book but not what I was hoping it would be.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Interesting

    Story from the FBI agents who were involved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2010

    Excrementally terrible.

    I have read worse books,but I cannot honestly remember when. The history is accurate, although unlike a professional historian, it is tainted with egregious amounts of personal opinion. Also, unfortunately it is interlaced with incessant references to daddy this and daddy that, with actual subject matter referred to in the title and blurbs relegated to the end of this tedious embarassment of a book.
    Add to that unceasing repitition of previously stated material and you essentially have a incredibly muddled mess that is no longer relevant or cogent.

    The only redeeming factor was that at the time I downloaded it...it was free. Then again, I should be paid for the time lost reading this.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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