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(October 9, 1932- ) Born in New York City. Began career in journalism at 17 as Wall Street Journal editorial assistant; worked for New York Times on night shift while attending New York University (graduated 1953). After college, reported for Associated Press (1953), Houston Press (1953-58), Newsweek (1959), and Newsday (1959-64); covered assassination of John Kennedy, civil rights protests, and state and national political campaigns. From 1964 to 1999 worked as freelance writer; his books include We Shall Overcome (1964), The Secret Service Story (1967), The Second Man: The Changing Role of the Vice-Presidency (1968), King of the Courtroom: Percy Foreman for the Defense (1969), Under Twenty-One: A Young People's Guide to Legal Rights (1970), Payoff: The Role of Organized Crime in American Politics (1972), The Making of a Slum (1972), Confrontation: Politics and Protest (1974), Vesco: The Infernal Money Making Machine (1975), The George Wallace Myth (1976), Witch Hunt: The Underside of American Democracy (1976), Detectives of the Sky: Investigating Aviation Tragedies (1976), Dirty Politics from 1776 to Watergate (1980) and Blood and Revenge (1991). In 1999 returned to Newsday as an editor.