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Motor City Burning

Morris, Bill, 1952- Book - 2014 Fiction 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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"Willie Bledsoe, once an idealistic young black activist, is now a burnt-out case. After leaving a snug berth at Tuskegee Institute to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he has become bitterly disillusioned with the civil rights movement and its leaders. He returns home to Alabama to try to write a memoir about his time in the cultural whirlwind, but the words fail to come. The surprise return of his Vietnam veteran brother in the spring of 1967 gives Willie a chance to drive a load of smuggled guns to the Motor City - and make enough money to jump-start his stalled dream of writing his movement memoir. There, at Tiger Stadium on Opening Day of the 1968 baseball season - postponed two days in deference to the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Willie learns some terrifying news: the Detroit police are still investigating the last unsolved murder from the bloody, apocalyptic riot of the previous summer, and a white cop named Frank Doyle will not rest until the case is solved. And Willie is his prime suspect" -- from publisher's web site.


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New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
Year Published: 2014
Description: 321 pages ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


African American political activists -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Detroit -- Fiction.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 20th century.
Historical fiction.