Books: Another Ordeal

ENDURE AND CONQUER by Dr. Sam Sheppard. 329 pages. World. $5.95.

It is already a matter of legal record that Dr. Sam Sheppard is entitled to a massive grievance against the press. After serving nearly ten years of a life sentence for the 1954 bludgeon-murder of his wife, the Ohio osteopath won a second trial on the ground that newspaper stories had made him the victim of "inherently prejudicial publicity" — and subsequent acquittal.

This hastily published, obviously much-ghosted "personal" account of I Sheppard's twelve-year fight for vindication suggests that he has the right to another complaint against newspapers: they left him...

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