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Hugh Pearson
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Descended from generations of African-American surgeons—including his great-uncle, who was the first Negro surgeon in south Georgia and who built the largest private hospital for blacks in the state—HUGH PEARSON’s distinctive voice weaves autobiography and investigative journalism to offer a unique window of understanding into the nature of the American experience. He was the author of Under the Knife: How a Wealthy Negro Surgeon Wielded Power in the Jim Crow South (2000), which The New York Times called "a moving passionate story," of "a poignancy transcending issues of race." His previous book was The Shadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and... Read More

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When Harlem Nearly Killed King
The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Hugh Pearson


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $11.95

When Harlem Nearly Killed King spins the tale of a little-known episode in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. how, in 1958, King was stabbed by a deranged black woman in Harlem, and then saved by Harlem Hospital’s most acclaimed African-American surgeon, using a little known and difficult procedure.

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When Harlem Nearly Killed King
The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Hugh Pearson


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $18.95

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Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

When Harlem Nearly Killed King
The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Hugh Pearson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $11.95

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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