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AMERICAN BEACH A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory

by | Read by Russ Rymer

Contemporary Culture • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1998

Rymer's slow, steady reading keeps the listener engrossed in this story of the rise and fall of the black elite in Florida. It's easy to get lost in the mix of names as Rymer weaves the history of affluent Southern blacks to document the corporate takeover of a black vacation resort following the promise of integration. His enthusiasm for the chronicle, which focuses on the penniless great-granddaughter of Florida's first black millionaire, is more than enough to keep the listener engrossed. Rymer tells his subject's story with compassion and respect, bringing to life the flamboyant characteristics of his heroine with the dignity she deserves. H.L.S. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 99]

Retail pak • Harper Audio • 1998

CS ISBN 0694520705 $18.00 • Two cassettes

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Retail pak • Harper Audio • 1998

CS ISBN 0694520705 $18.00 • Two cassettes

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