Obsession was the last thing on my mind as I read the opening pages of The Story of My Heart, the autobiography of Richard Jefferies, the 19th Century British Nature-mystic.
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Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.
Many tributes were paid to Martin Luther King, Jr. on the day commemorating his assassination 43 years ago, but one commentary in particular caught my eye and stirred my ire.
Hampton Sides' Hellhound on His Trail makes it clear that James Earl Ray's overwhelming guilt doesn't negate the fact that the FBI waged a protracted and illegal secret war against Martin Luther King.
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