Beneath a ruthless sun: a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found
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Published:
[New York] : Random House Large Print ;, [2018].
Format:
Large Print
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First large print edition.
Physical Desc:
625 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Boulder Main Large Print
LP 364.1532092 Daniels
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NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR and THE WASHINGTON POST "Compelling, insightful and important, Beneath a Ruthless Sun exposes the corruption of racial bigotry and animus that shadows a community, a state and a nation. A fascinating examination of an injustice story all too familiar and still largely ignored, an engaging and essential read." --Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Devil in the Grove , the gripping true story of a small town with a big secret. In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a "husky Negro" did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white nineteen-year-old. Soon Jesse is railroaded up to the state hospital for the insane, and locked away without trial. But crusading journalist Mabel Norris Reese cannot stop fretting over the case and its baffling outcome. Who was protecting whom, or what? She pursues the story for years, chasing down leads, hitting dead ends, winning unlikely allies. Bit by bit, the unspeakable truths behind a conspiracy that shocked a community into silence begin to surface. Beneath a Ruthless Sun tells a powerful, page-turning story rooted in the fears that rippled through the South as integration began to take hold, sparking a surge of virulent racism that savaged the vulnerable, debased the powerful, and roils our own times still.
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APA Citation (style guide)

King, G. (2018). Beneath a ruthless sun: a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found. First large print edition. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

King, Gilbert. 2018. Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

King, Gilbert, Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

King, Gilbert. Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found. First large print edition. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2018. Print.

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