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The Risk of Telling the Truth

May 1, 2018

Tags: Washington Biography Group, truth vs. accuracy, oral history as documentation, invasion of privacy, defamation

by Pat McNees
Ken Ackerman (www.KennethAckerman.com) led a discussion of the Washington Biography Group (4-30-12) that was interesting enough for me to resurrect, update, and rearrange items in my original e-letter. Ken began by identifying several elements of risk in writing biographies:
The risk of lawsuits, especially if what you write is not true (more…)