by Tim Stafford


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The setting is 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama, the "meanest city in the South." Martin Luther King, Jr., has come to town to confront segregation in the person of Bull Connor, the Commissioner of Public Safety. Chris Wright, young, white, penniless and idealistic, arrives by Greyhound bus, anxious to join King in the fight. He is taken in by a charismatic local civil rights leader and put to work for the protest movement. There he meets Dorcas Jones, young, black, cynical and committed. Their ideals clash, but events bind the two close together as they follow King to the apocalyptic encounter between Birmingham's black children and the dogs and fire hoses of the Birmingham white establishment.

"A reporter's eye for detail brings this fictional tale of the civil rights movement to life. The flawed but brave protagonists draw us in, and make us wonder how we would have fared in the struggle against the evils of segregation."
--Dean Anderson, author of Bill the Warthog mysteries

"A gritty, gripping novel by a master storyteller."
--Robert Digitale, author of Horse Stalker

"A masterful work of historical fiction that is a ultimately a tribute to the real-life heroes of one of America's most significant social movements.
- --Paul Gullixson, editorial director, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481907965
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2013
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Tim Stafford is an author and journalist with more than 25 books to his credit. His previous fiction includes a trilogy of American social justice movements: The Stamp of Glory; Sisters; and The Law of Love. Stafford lives in Santa Rosa, California.

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