Charles H. Houston, the NAACP and the Case That Put All-White Southern Juries on Trial
Format: Trade Paperbak
Pub. Date: 2014
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime ~ ARC
Rating: Was O.K.
This book was no where near as interesting as the synopsis lead me to believe. I was ready to give up 50 pages in. I was expecting a riveting court room drama, instead I read how Virginia was “outraged” because some northern newspapers said how racist Virginia was. This was countered by the author explaining how a death that was ruled accidental was really a lynching. The title gives away we are dealing with a racist situation. Also, knowing that one of the victims house guests, who left before the murders occurred, was related to two senators was irrelevant.
In conclusion, too much information bogged this story down before it even got started.
Posted by Belleza on October 18, 2014 in Historical True Crime, History, Memoir, Non-Fiction, True Crime and tagged Advance Review Copy, almost a Waste of time, David Bradley, George Crawford, Librarything Early Reviewer, Murder, Racism, Was O.K..
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