Ghosts of Mississippi by Maryanne Vollers
The Murder of Medgar Evers, the Trials of Byron De LA Beckwith, and the Haunting of the New South

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An in-depth examination of a noted civil rights case involving the murder of an NAACP official and his white supremacist killer's three trials draws comparisons between the case and the racial climate in the Deep South. 50,000 first printing.
 

About Maryanne Vollers

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The author of "Ghosts of Mississippi" (National Book Award finalist), coauthor (with Jerri Nielsen) of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Ice Bound", and collaborator on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's bestselling memoir, "Living History", Maryanne Vollers is a former editor at "Rolling Stone" and has written for "Time", "Esquire", "GQ", and the "New York Times Magazine". She lives in Montana with her husband.
 
Published April 1, 1995 by Little Brown & Co (T). 411 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The last sentence of the book is typical of her overreaching: Afer the trial, ``...what remained was still Mississippi, haunted ground: a place at war with its own history and destined to repeat its past, like a soul being reborn again and again until it gets it right.'' For those who know ...

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Though this book is a worthwhile account of the 1963 murder of Mississippi NAACP representative Medgar Evers and the eventual conviction last year of his killer, its subtitle suggests a difficult task

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Though this book is a worthwhile account of the 1963 murder of Mississippi NAACP representative Medgar Evers and the eventual conviction last year of his killer, its subtitle suggests a difficult task.

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