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    • Devil in the Grove

    • Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
    • By: Gilbert King
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Arguably the most important American lawyer of the 20th century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. Despite death threats, the clan, and the urging of his associates, Marshall knew he had to defend "the Groveland Boys".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning history of the Jim Crow south. Essential

    • By Bill on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Beneath a Ruthless Sun

    • A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found
    • By: Gilbert King
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In January 1957, which brings a rare killing freeze to Florida's orange groves, Blanche Bosanquet Knowles, the wealthy, young wife of a citrus baron, is raped in her home while her husband is away. She says a "husky Negro" did it, and Lake County's infamously racist sheriff, Willis McCall, has no hesitation in rounding up a herd of suspects matching that description, alibis be damned. But within days, they are released, and instead, the crime is pinned on Jesse Daniels, a slight, white 19-year-old with the mental capacity of a six-year-old.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As In The Beginning, So GoethThe Entire Book

    • By Gillian on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • A Death at Home Plate

    • By: Gilbert King
    • Narrated by: Desiree Fultz
    • Length: 7 mins
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    “Nobody ever remembers anything about me except one thing,” Yankees pitcher Carl Mays would say. The circumstances surrounding his beaning of Ray Chapman made sure of that.

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    • The History of Pardoning Turkeys Began With Tad Lincoln

    • By: Gilbert King
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    President Barack Obama pardoned his fourth turkey today, in what many believe is a Thanksgiving tradition dating back to 1947, when President Harry Truman, standing outside the White House, was presented with a holiday bird by the National Turkey Federation.

    Regular price: $1.95