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Monday May 30th, 2016 4:25PM

Olympic park bomber Rudolph publishes book

By The Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Eric Rudolph, serving a life sentence for bombings that killed two people in Alabama and Georgia in the 1990s, has published his autobiography from prison with the help of his brother.

The book - titled "Between the Lines of Drift: The Memoirs of a Militant" - is hardly a best-seller: It ranked No. 24,040 in sales Friday at a website that allows authors to publish their own works. But the government said it will still try to seize any profits from sales, no matter the amount.

"He can't derive any benefit at all from his crimes," said Michael Whisonant, an assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted Rudolph in the deadly bombing of an abortion clinic in Birmingham.

The 394-page book begins with Rudolph's account of his capture in 2003 after more than five years on the run. Rudolph's brother Daniel K. Rudolph is listed as the publisher, and he also is credited with the simple line drawings that illustrate the book.

A police artist's sketch of Eric Rudolph - obtained from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation through a records request - decorates the cover of the book.

Rudolph, 46, pleaded guilty to detonating a bomb at a downtown park during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Rudolph also pleaded guilty to using a remote control device to set off a bomb outside a now-defunct abortion clinic in downtown Birmingham in 1998.

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