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(March 11, 1913-September 1, 1987) Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he attended high school. Moved to Washington, D.C., area in the 1930s. Employed by Office of War Information during the war, then enlisted in Marine Corps, working as combat correspondent. After the war, moved to Aiken, South Carolina; wrote The Old Breed: A History of the First Marine Division in World War II (1949), about division in which he served. Reported on civil rights movement as freelance journalist; his articles appeared in New York Times, Saturday Evening Post, Washington Post, Look, and other periodicals. Worked as writer-in-residence at Atlanta University in the late 1960s; lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during the 1970s. Published The Making of an Assassin: The Life of James Earl Ray (1976). Died in St. Helena, South Carolina.