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In Ghosts of Mississippi, journalist Maryanne Vollers tells the inside story of that state's struggle to confront the ghosts of its violent past in order to bring a killer to justice, weaving a compelling narrative that captures the journey from the old South to the new. Drawing on her rare access to prosecutors, Evers's family, and Beckwith himself, Vollers re-creates the events of Evers's life and death, while bringing to light new facts and insights into the assassination case and the conspiracy theories that surround it. The result is a thrilling tale of racism, murder, courage, redemption, and the ultimate triumph of justice.
In February 1994, a Mississippi jury finally convicted white supremacist Byron de la Beckwith of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Now, in Ghosts of Mississippi, Maryanne Vollers brings to light a host of new facts and insights about the case, weaving a compelling narrative that traces the journey from old South to new.
Posted September 3, 2003
I really enjoyed this book. It brought out the harsh reality of racisim and it showed how the change in times effected how people were treated, and it also brought out how it could effect our judicial system. As a student I recomend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 18, 2001
This book is completely dull. I don't understand how someone could make such an interesting topic so boring. I was extremely disappointed and definitely don't recommend the book if it's going to be read for pleasure. However, if it's needed for reference or for facts, it can be useful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.