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Capote Classic 'In Cold Blood' Tainted by Long-Lost Files
A journalist often becomes a victim to his sources. The people who agree to talk to him can form his view of the world. But it's a major problem when it strays from what really happened, what the underlying documents reveal as facts. In Cold Blood is a remarkable book, but it appears it is not the exemplar of a "immaculately factual" account of that chilling 1959 Kansas murder. It's fascinating, IMHO, to watch this story play out over 4 decades later...