In The Hero Among Us, legendary FBI Agent and Former Deputy Assistant FBI Director Jim Ingram provides inside information about the FBI’s most celebrated criminal cases. Written with leading civil rights and organized crime writer James L. Dickerson, who worked closely with Ingram until Ingram’s death in 2009, The Hero Among Us also chronicles Ingram’s 8 year term as Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner. After Ingram’s death, the FBI provided Dickerson with never-before-
A posthumous release that sheds light on some of the most notorious cases in history, The Hero Among Us is the story of a larger-than-
· The assassination of President John F. Kennedy
· The “Mississippi Burning” civil rights murders and bombings
· The assassination of Martin Luther King.
· The murder of Federal Judge John H. Woods, known by friends and detractors as “Maximum John.”
(The convicted hit man was actor Woody Harrelson’s father, Charles Harrelson.)
· FALN bombings by Puerto Rico separatists
· The FBI counterintelligence operation known as COINTELPRO.
Much more than a memoir, The Hero Among Us also provides a personal perspective on Ingram’s nearly 30-year career of law enforcement during which he headed up the FBI offices in New York and Chicago, was in charge of the violent crimes civil rights desk in Mississippi in the 1960s, and served in the 1970s as Deputy Assistant FBI director in Washington, DC. Moreover, The Hero Among Us sheds light on why Jim Ingram was one of the most celebrated FBI agents in history.