Security guard Richard Jewell is falsely accused of making the bomb that killed 2 & injured over 100 people at the 1966 Atlantic Olympics.
A man, unloved as a child & raised by a stranger, seeks love and power by editing a newspaper, marrying well, & running for governor, his life ending alone.
The early years of the work of activist Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker, is well told. An unlikely saint, she once wrote for a Communist journal.
The friendship of black activist Steve Biko & journalist Donald Woods, set in S. Africa, is told up to Steve’s death & Woods & family fleeing the country.