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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Black Klansman, written and read by Ron Stallworth.

Adapted as a major motion picture by Spike Lee - winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival 2018.

What happens when a black detective goes undercover in the KKK? An extraordinary true story.

In 1978, Ron Stallworth is the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the local paper, he finds a classified ad for the Ku Klux Klan - and a PO box for interested enquiries.

All he's expecting are some racist brochures and a few scraps of information about the white nationalist terrorists in his community.

What he gets is a phone call inviting him to join the KKK.

So he does.

Launching an undercover investigation of incredible audacity, Ron recruits his partner, Chuck, to play the 'white' Ron Stallworth while Stallworth himself talks to the Klan over the phone. During his months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even manages to deceive the KKK "Grand Wizard" David Duke himself - dodging danger and reprisal at every turn.... 

Black Klansman is an amazing true story and a roller coaster of a crime thriller - a searing and timely portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope." (Robert Kennedy)   

©2018 Ron Stallworth (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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amusing but poorly performef

struggled to finish. sad when writer ruins his book by reading it. story is amysing

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  • Charlott
  • 09-21-18

This is a very important book!

I think that this is a piece of the history, the present and the future that needs to be told over and over again. We need to learn!

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  • Geneva
  • 09-04-18

Amazing story!

I had the pleasure of seeing the movie, and wanted to read the book to learn more about the story.
The movie takes a lot of fictional room for movement but there’s even JUICIER stories in this book!
Hard to believe and worth the read