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January 26, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
In one of his first private transactions in eight years, former President Ronald Reagan has signed what is believed to be a multimillion-dollar contract with Simon & Schuster to write two books, including a volume of memoirs, the New York publishing house announced Wednesday. Neither Reagan's California office, his agent, nor Simon & Schuster would divulge the amount of the contract. However, publishing sources reported it to be in the neighborhood of $5 million for the two volumes.
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January 26, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
In one of his first private transactions in eight years, former President Ronald Reagan has signed what is believed to be a multimillion-dollar contract with Simon & Schuster to write two books, including a volume of memoirs, the New York publishing house announced Wednesday. Neither Reagan's California office, his agent, nor Simon & Schuster would divulge the amount of the contract. However, publishing sources reported it to be in the neighborhood of $5 million for the two volumes.
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December 18, 1988 | TAYLOR BRANCH
Shortly after Robert Kennedy took over the Justice Department, he found himself at loggerheads with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. An unwitting Martin Luther King Jr. would soon find himself a pawn in the attorney general's continuing battle to protect his brother, John F . Kennedy, the President, from the FBI chief. The running battle between Robert Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover began in the early days of J. F. K. 's Administration.
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December 14, 1988 | TAYLOR BRANCH
In 1955, Martin Luther King was a relative unknown, the novice pastor of Dexter Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. But by year's end, his name was a household word. His rise from obscurity to national prominence began in December, when Rosa Parks defied segregation laws in her home town, Montgomery, Ala. Her action and King's response would help forever change the nation . On Dec.
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December 15, 1988 | TAYLOR BRANCH
In autumn, 1960, the Rev. Martin Luther King joined a student campaign to desegregate snack bars and restaurants in Atlanta's department stores. Out of the demonstrations would come an event that would forever alter the political fortunes of John F. Kennedy, the Democratic Party's presidential candidate. Eighty demonstrators, their watches synchronized, requested service in eight different segregated Atlanta establishments at precisely 11 o'clock on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1960.
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