An Assassin's Diary

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An Assassin's Diary (ISBN 0061204706) was the title of a book released in 1973 which was based on part of the diary of Arthur Bremer, the would-be assassin of Alabama Governor George Wallace. Bremer shot Wallace at a shopping mall in Laurel, Maryland while Wallace was making his third campaign for President in 1972.

In the book, Bremer states that he was not particularly opposed to Wallace's political agenda, which many had branded as white supremacist, but that his primary motive was to become famous, and that he had also stalked President Richard M. Nixon.

The song "Family Snapshot" from Peter Gabriel (III), released in 1980, was inspired by An Assassin's Diary.

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