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HE CALLS ME BY LIGHTNING The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

by | Read by Mirron Willis

Biography & Memoir • 13.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Author Bass unravels the complex threads that made up the life of Caliph Washington and the systematic racism that nearly brought him to his death at the hands of the state on three occasions in the mid-twentieth-century South. Mirron Willis's deep, slightly raspy voice has a gentleness and a slight Southern accent that make listening to the audiobook enjoyable, even if the story leaves one heartbroken and sickened. He has the right voice to enliven the big historical details while also drawing out the personal moments in Washington's life described by Bass. Washington's situation is one that has proven to be all too common in U.S. history, and Willis's narration makes listening to his story an important and powerful experience. L.E. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2017]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2017

CD ISBN 9781515915560 $42.99 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781515965565 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $30.09

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