The Boys of Birmingham is a book worthy of consideration by the Library. I am sure of this, being a ghostwriter of 30+ years’ experience; it is the first time I have ever submitted a book worthy of this honor. The book was indeed commercially published - I ran a check on that.
It is about a group of northern born FBI agents called the Boys of Birmingham and their investigation of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They were the Alabama-based field team that used the sniper rifle left behind by James Earl Ray to discover his many identities.
Then field agent William Saucier found the one idea that led to arresting JER; check all international airports. The local authorities caught JER just before he was boarding an airplane to Portugal, which was not properly treatied with the USA to perform extradition at the time, at London’s Heathrow Airport in June of 1968.
The book is also about FBI Lifetime Director J. Edgar Hoover and his significant role in the investigation. The book includes a lot of resource-checked background material about racism, Dr. King, Hoover, the FBI - how it was influenced by the Boys’ important teamwork - and the life of William Saucier, the team’s field agent in charge of the assassination investigation in Birmingham, Alabama, from King’s death on April 4 of 1968 to Ray’s arrest on June 8 of 1968.
It was possibly the world’s shortest assassination investigation; thus a great deal of the book is about many other matters: colorful stories about Hoover, the southern FBI and how they routed the Ku Klux Klan out of hiding and arrested KKK types who interfered with the FBI’s investigations, beautiful material on the Mafia members who were being investigated, etc.
However, this true and complete story has never been told before in the media, on the Internet, or anywhere else (I know that sounds like a broad-clothed claim) on how the assassination investigation itself occurred; it only took nine ½ weeks, during which time Bobby Kennedy was assassinated on June 6. One Boys’ team member, called the Dallas Duplicator, investigated President Kennedy’s death in 1963, as well as King’s death later - it turned out that the Mob was involved in all three assassinations. The Duplicator was probably the infamous Blond Man of Dealey Plaza, who stole one of the JFK assassination bullets.
Though the King investigation itself was brief, the main point of the entire Boys’ book is its story, told with complete fact checking, of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and how they brought his alleged killer to justice. JER was proven by a court of law to be MLK’s murderer; laws were subsequently passed making it especially illegal to hurt civil rights workers such as Dr. King, due to the FBI managing to collar his killer.
The book is hugely colorful and decently well-written (I worked extra hard, for many long hours) and also contains some new background material on why the American South was extremely racist, slavery, how Hoover may have been behind all three assassinations, etc. It is featured on Google Books, and you may look it up on the Internet, as it’s being sold on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, et al - and is being distributed around to various storefront bookstores on Earth, on the Web and in print.