Tom Wicker began working in professional journalism in 1949, as editor of the small-town Sandhill Citizen in Aberdeen, North Carolina. By the early 1960s, he had joined the times of The New York Times. At the Times, he became well-known as a political reporter and one of the lead journalists for the paper's coverage of the assassination of President Kennedy, as well as being a shrewd observer of the Washington, D.C. scene. In that capacity, his influential "In The Nation" column ran in the TImes from 1966 through 1992.
About this Book
A Time to Die: The Attica Prison Revolt recounts the events at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, during September 1971. Wicker received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime book for this publication.