Doug Jones’ book ‘Bending Toward Justice’ on track for January release

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Alabama’s junior Senator Democrat Doug Jones, who bested former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in a historic upset in December, has a book on track to be released January 2019.

St. Martin’s Press told to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jones’ book will be titled “Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights.”

Prior to his being elected Senator, Jones is best known for prosecuting Ku Klux Klansmen responsible for killing four black girls in the 1963 bombing of the 1963 Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham as a U.S. attorney. According to the AP, Jones book will cover that time in his life through his Senate race, which made him Alabama’s first Democrat elected to the Senate in over 20 years.

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Prosecutor Doug Jones arriving at the Jefferson County Criminal Justice Center in Birmingham, Alabama, May 6, 2002. Jones was the prosecutor in the Bobby Frank Cherry murder trial. Cherry is accused in the bombing deaths of four young black girls in the 1963 explosion at the 16th Street Baptist Church. [Photo Credit: Dave Martin | AP Photo]

Australian Greg Truman, now a New York-based writer, editor, and story consultant wrote the book with Jones. According to the Australian News, Truman “was beside the former lawyer for the crucial final weeks of the campaign and witnessed his ‘overwhelming’ victory in Birmingham.”