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Adam Henig

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Ron LeFlore

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Baseball’s Outcast: The Story of Ron LeFlore (Rowman and Littlefield, 2026)

Other Books

Watergate's Forgotten Hero

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“This is a powerful, tragic biography…[and] a remarkably well-researched and definitive account of an unheralded American hero.” – Kirkus


“It takes generosity of spirit, and often the talents of a fine detective, to find poetry in the life of a common man. Adam Henig has those qualities, and the tale he tells of the life of Frank Wills is both tragic, and illuminating, in his capable hands.”   -John A. Farrell, Richard Nixon: The Life


“Absorbing…compelling biography.” —Herb Boyd, Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self Determination and Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin


“[Henig] reveals some surprising details about a man who found himself in the middle of a crime that shook America’s political foundation to its core.”  —Joseph Rodota, The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address


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Baseball Under Siege: The Yankees, the Cardinals, and a Doctor's Battle to Integrate Spring Training

“A must-read.”Mike Vacarro, New York Post


“There should be a life-size statue of Dr. Ralph Wimbish on the streets of St. Petersburg. Dr. Wimbish was to this city what Dr. Martin Luther King was to the country. Adam Henig’s terrific new book, Baseball Under Siege, beautifully tells the whole inspirational story.” Peter Golenbock, author of The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees and Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers


“This book will need to be on every baseball historian’s shelf, but also every civil rights historian’s shelf and is a must-read for those who cherish Florida history.” – Jon Wilson, Tampa Bay Times and author of The Golden Era in St. Petersburg: Postwar Prosperity in The Sunshine City

Alex Haley's Roots: An Author's Odyssey


“Henig recounts the highs and lows of Haley’s life with sympathy, addressing the critiques honestly.” Publishers Weekly’s Booklife


“Few Americans are aware that Alex Haley has two books among the most popular in American history–his collaboration with Malcolm X and Roots. Adam Henig underscores this point and more in his brief but incisive biography of Haley. Much more can be said about this magnificent writer and if Henig’s book doesn’t ignite this search, it will stand as a worthy pursuit of Haley’s contribution to American letters.” Herb Boyd, author of Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin and co-editor of By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented

Adam Henig

Adam Henig

Adam Henig is the author of Watergate’s Forgotten Hero: Frank Wills, Night Watchman (2021, McFarland & Company, Inc.). He’s also written Alex Haley’s Roots: An Author’s Odyssey (2014) and Baseball Under Siege: The Yankees, the Cardinals, and a Doctor’s Battle to Integrate Spring Training (2016).

His newest biography, Baseball’s Outcast: The Story of Ron LeFlore, will be published in 2026 by Rowman and Littlefield.

Adam has been featured on the podcasts,  New Books Network: African American Studies and Baseball by the Book, and was interviewed in the award-winning television documentary,Baseball From the Beginning in Tampa Bay: Breaking Barriers” (2016).  An active member of the Biographers International Group and Society of American Baseball Research, Adam also has spoken at various events and venues including book clubs, bookstores, community centers, libraries, and senior centers.  His writings have appeared in the following publications:

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