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Posted September 18, 2003
Excellent so far...
I'm halfway finished with this book and so far it has been a non-stop journey of history that I never knew. The depth of the family history is impressive. There is so much to learn through this one family. It's amazing. You really get a glimpse of society during the time periods of this book just by the telling of the Harlestons' story. I can't wait to finish it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 21, 2002
The best I've read in a long, long time.
This book gave me the opportunity to see American history as it was hidden from me. I'm 42 years old, and I feel as if my eyes have been opened for the first time. I recommend this book to anyone but especially to Whites who grew up in the South. As I read the story behind this family, I got glimpses of their struggles, their hopes and their despair. The tears I cried were sincere, and I don't think I'll ever be the same again. I'm glad Edward Ball wrote this book. It was definitely a story that needed to be told.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.