Ghosts of Mississippi [NOOK Book]

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Revised and reissued with a new epilogue, the award-winning classic Ghosts of Mississippi tells the inside story of one of the most rankling murder cases of the civil rights era. In this historical page-turner, National Book Award finalist Maryanne Vollers exposes a state’s struggle to confront the ghosts of its violent past in order to bring a killer to justice.
The civil rights movement was just catching fire in Mississippi on the night in 1963 when white supremacist Byron De ...
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Ghosts of Mississippi

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Overview

Revised and reissued with a new epilogue, the award-winning classic Ghosts of Mississippi tells the inside story of one of the most rankling murder cases of the civil rights era. In this historical page-turner, National Book Award finalist Maryanne Vollers exposes a state’s struggle to confront the ghosts of its violent past in order to bring a killer to justice.
The civil rights movement was just catching fire in Mississippi on the night in 1963 when white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith crouched in the honeysuckle across the street from NAACP leader Medgar Evers’s house and shot him in the back. Three trials and thirty years later, a jury convicted Beckwith of murder and sent him to prison for life. Drawing on her rare access to the prosecutors, the Evers family and Beckwith himself, Vollers recreates the events of Evers’s life and death, weaving together a thrilling tale of racism, murder, courage, redemption, and the ultimate triumph of justice.
In a new epilogue, written on the fiftieth anniversary of Evers’s assassination, Vollers updates the main characters and examines efforts over the past two decades to bring more unpunished killers to trial. Her verdict: The ghosts of Mississippi are still restless.
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Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle
“Vivid….A haunting book… A detective story laced with fascinating portraits.”
People Magazine
“A riveting account of Medgar Evers’s murder and the thirty-year crusade to bring his killer to justice.”
Jessica Mitford
“A superb book, a vivid and beautifully written account of a slice of recent history. I predict that it will become a classic.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016581132
  • Publisher: Argo-Navis
  • Publication date: 4/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 383,421
  • File size: 526 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2003

    Eye Opening

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2001

    Not what you may think

    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.

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