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Uncovering a cold-blooded execution at the hands of a conspiring police force, this engaging account relentlessly pursues the murderers of Black Panther Fred Hampton. Documenting the entire 14-year process of bringing the killers to justice, this chronicle also depicts the 18-month court trial in detail. Revealing Hampton himself in a new light, this examination presents him as a dynamic community leader whose dedication to his people and to the truth inspired the young lawyers of the People's Law Office, solidifying their lifelong commitment to fighting corruption. Contending with FBI stonewalling and unlimited government resources bent on hiding a darker plot, this reconstruction relates an inspiring narrative of upholding morality in one man’s memory.

©2011 Jeffrey Haas (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Susie
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 05-02-13

A Story No One Can Forget

This is the case that broke open the COINTELPRO operation at the FBI and all of J. Edgar Hoover’s dirty tricks.

With the Aaron Swartz tragedy so fresh in our minds, it's worthwhile to re-visit the machinations of institutional persecution and cover-up that comes right from the top.

Fred Hampton is still a household name in the black community and anyone who ever filed a “Freedom of Information Act" request.

I helped organize a national tour of the movie based on Hampton's case in the 1970s... it was seared into my mind. I’m delighted to find Haas's excellent new book on the whole saga.

The story is enthralling— scary, suspenseful, funny— young people hanging onto the edge of their seats by sheer wit and passion. It’s hard to believe they were so young, in their late teens. and taking on the world. Inspiring.

Excellent narration by George Newborn who brings emotion and clarity to the reading.

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Power to the People

Must read for anyone thinking the struggle is not real . May the peace of Christ be with you.

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Awesome book detailing the short-life and resilience of Fred Hampton! You could tell the author put his heart and soul into every word spoken by the narrator. I highly recommend this book not only to people of color, but to everyone who has a heart and conscience. #PowerToThePeople

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Story of courageous people

I loved that Hampton's legacy will live on. The power is to the people. Peace!

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This is a great listen.

I really enjoyed this story. I think it gave a honest reality of how the FBI along with local authorities worked together in the blatant killing of Fred Hampton. It also highlights the the immense about of work the lawyers of the PLO put in to ensure for their clients and many others. Most lawyers would not have seen this too the end for money reasons alone but the PLOs dedication seen them through. Great story.

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fred hampton was the black messiah!

great book about the heroric but short life of the young revolutionary as told through the eyes of his lawyer and friend!

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Perfect!

Not only was the book good but the Narrator did an amazing job! I really enjoyed it. His accent was even good for the different characters.

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  • Glazier
  • 10-31-15

Educational and informative

Great book and account of a passionate young man and the struggle for justice after his murder.

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  • chris dinnall
  • 06-12-17

eye opening

shows how far we have come but also how far we still have to go!

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  • Michael Gayle
  • 05-14-17

Fantastic!!!!

I found this gripping and will recommend it to friends in one word fantastic !

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  • Sean
  • 11-23-16

Must read

Grate read it should be read in schools I'd recommend to everyone to understand what happened here

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  • Eric Thomson
  • 04-03-16

A must read for everyone committed to justice

The best book I have read about the 1960's, 1970's US radical liberation groups.
Written by someone who lived through it and was committed to the ideals of such a movement.