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    • Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan

    • The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate
    • By: Rick Bowers
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Journalist Rick Bowers has contributed to Time, The Washington Post, and USA Today, and his fascinating Spies of Mississippi—about the spy network that tried to take down the Civil Rights Movement—earned a starred review from Booklist. Here, Bowers examines how, in the late 1940s, The Adventures of Superman radio show struck a powerful blow to the Ku Klux Klan when Superman aired episodes pitting the hero against the Klan in an effort to teach young listeners to stand up to bigotry.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Spies of the Mississippi

    • The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement
    • By: Rick Bowers
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    During the civil rights movement, the state of Mississippi created an elaborate spy network. Its mission was to preserve segregation by any means necessary—including voter interference, sponsorship of white supremacy groups, and even murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very engrossing book

    • By JimNels on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $10.49