Jonathan Eig | King: A Life

Recorded Aug 29, 2023
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Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NewsweekJonathan Eig’s King, an “intimate, multidimensional biography” (The Boston Globe) of Martin Luther King Jr., offers a fresh and sweeping portrait of the civil rights icon. Eig’s other acclaimed biographies include Ali: A Life, winner of the PEN America Literary Award; the bestseller Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig, winner of the Casey Award; and Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season. His book The Birth of the Pill will soon be staged as a play by Chicago’s Timeline Theatre. A former senior writer for The Wall Street Journal, he has appeared on the Today show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and NPR’s Fresh Air.

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