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20 years of research and reporting on Strom Thurmond led to the creation of this book. The book is the "definitive life story" of this controversial politician. It covers his political evolution across the political spectrum, and also examines his complex relationship with his illegitimate daughter.
These stories offered the first confirmation that Strom Thurmond (the nation's former leading segregationist), fathered and secretly supported a mixed-race child throughout his political life. The first story features an exclusive interview in which the daughter, Essie May Washington-Williams, confirmed the relationship. Follow-up's included the Thurmond Family's acknowledgement of the truth and provided details of how the relationship and exchange of money worked.
Profile of Alex Sanders, the Democratic candidate who sought to replace Strom Thurmond, when the elder Senator retired in 2002. "Sanders is sixty-three," writes Joe Klein, "but his sensibility seems much older--from the time before radio, where people entertained each other by telling yarns....Sanders is an estimable man, the former chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals and, most recently, the president of the College of Charleston." Klein provides a behind-the-scenes look at Sanders' campaign, as well as painting a vivid profile of the man himself.