The 9 Lives of Marion Barry

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

We talked some about Marion Barry on Friday. Following commenter ekapa's suggestion, I checked out The Nine Lives Of Marion Barry, a film I highly recommend for anyone interested in Barry's career. Again, as always, I highly recommend Harry Jaffe and Tom Sherwood's Dream City--though it really is time for a solid history of the District that picks up where that great book left off.



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http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/04/the-9-lives-of-marion-barry/255588/