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In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525559443
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Published: Viking - March 20th, 2018

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tries to rid his city of four Confederate monuments, and also rid it of biased, untruthful notions of what the Confederacy, and Civil War, were all about. The resistance he encounters, he hopes, will be conquered by a true reckoning with the past. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found by Gilbert King - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399183386
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 24th, 2018

The rape of a prominent white woman unleashes the fury of a vicious, bigoted sheriff whose outrageous methods are either sanctioned, excused, or ignored by officials in Lake County, Florida. This is both an unsparing examination of the deep-seated racism that permeated the state like a virulent plague and an eloquent tribute to the few brave souls who stood up and resisted it. Inspiring and horrifying, and a worthy continuation of the story that began in Mr. King's Pulitzer prize-winning Devil in the Grove. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy by Ethan J. Kytle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781620973653
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Published: New Press - April 3rd, 2018

Nearly two centuries after ex-slave Denmark Vesey plotted a doomed rebellion in Charleston, South Carolina, the revisionist, airbrushed "Lost Cause" Confederate history struggles to persist. Denmark Vesey's Garden traces the slow acknowledgement of slavery's evils, and how that knowledge is necessary for an honest reconciliation with our past. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Saving Sin City: William Travers Jerome, Stanford White, and the Original Crime of the Century by Mary Cummings - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781681777467
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 1st, 2018

District Attorney William Travers Jerome's name.rang out like a death knell to a criminal element that had previously acted with impunity in turn-of-the-century New York. Jerome wasn't intimidated by the enormous sway that Tammany Hall held over the city or the exalted social standing of the targets of his investigations. His most infamous case, however, was the cold-blooded murder of the renowned architect and dedicated hedonist, Stanford White, by the husband of Evelyn Nesbit, the celebrated Girl in the Red Velvet Swing. An atmospheric and exciting recreation of an era that pulsed with the kind of tacky, vulgar glamour that seems uniquely American. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

The cross-currents of one of history's deadliest and momentous maritime acts come achingly to life in Larson's account. From the cramped German U-boat to a lovelorn Woodrow Wilson, from British intelligence to the Lusitania's captain, and, hauntingly, from scores of passengers, the gripping story steams toward its tragic end. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


In the Enemy's House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies by Howard Blum - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062458247
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Published: Harper - February 20th, 2018

In a race to protect the country from atomic attacks, a genius code breaker and an FBI supervisor, working together to decipher the KGB's codes, ultimately uncover the locations of strategically placed spies in the United States. This is a real-life mystery that is as tightly wound and suspenseful as any work of fiction. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


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