Sartoris Literary Group Announces the Release of The Hero Among Us: Memoirs of an FBI Witness Hunter

"The Hero Among Us" available nationwide on November 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013, 09:30 ET from Sartoris Literary Group

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sartoris Literary Group announces the release of The Hero Among Us: Memoirs of an FBI Witness Hunter by Jim Ingram with James L. Dickerson. The Hero Among Us will be available where fine books are sold on November 22, 2013.

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-released information about Ingram and the cases he worked. That information brought to light that at the time of his retirement and relocation to Mississippi, Ingram was the bureau's leading expert on terrorism, frequently instructing U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force personnel on techniques to combat terrorists.

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-life symbol of American justice. A Klan-busting crime fighter who was involved with some of the highest profile FBI cases of the 1960s and 1970s--disparate cases characterized by violent resistance to social change--Ingram also served as the primary source in journalist Jack Nelson's 1993 bestselling book, Terror in the Night: The Klan's Campaign Against the Jews. In addition, The Hero Among Us explains how Ingram, after nearly 30 years with the FBI, was brought out of retirement in the 2000s as a cold-case investigator of Mississippi civil rights-era murders. Cast into his fifth decade of crime fighting, Ingram worked such cases as:

  • 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.


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