Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 9781428122840 $113.75 Fifteen cassettes
CD ISBN 9781428122864 $123.75 Fifteen CDs
DD ISBN $45.47
Lizan Mitchell knows how to mix just the right amount of narrative with an appropriate amount of drama. She reads the true story of Dr. Ossian Sweet, a black man who in 1925 moves his young family to an all- white neighborhood in Detroit. When his home is stormed by a white mob and one of them is killed, Sweet is charged with murder. Through the fledgling NAACP, Sweet is defended by famed lawyer Clarence Darrow and tried before Judge Frank Murphy, who later became a Supreme Court justice. Mitchell knows how to garner emotion from listeners. After one particularly moving scene, you can feel your anger well up inside. Boyle won a National Book Award for this finely documented history. A.L.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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