The Resource Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found, Gilbert King

Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found, Gilbert King

Label
Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found
Title
Beneath a ruthless sun
Title remainder
a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found
Statement of responsibility
Gilbert King
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller "Devil in the Grove" comes a gripping story of sex, race, class, corruption, and the arc of justice. In December 1957, Blanche Bosanquet Knowles, the wealthy young wife of a citrus baron, is raped in her home while her husband is away. Journalist Mabel Norris Reese and an inexperienced young lawyer pursue the case, winning unlikely allies and chasing down leads until at long last they begin to unravel the unspeakable truths behind a racial conspiracy that shocked a community into silence
  • "A small town. 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. Crusading journalist Mabel Norris Reese cannot stop fretting over the case and its baffling outcome. Who is 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 come to the 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."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Gilbert
Dewey number
  • 364.15/32092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9955.F6
LC item number
K56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Daniels, Jesse Delbert
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Target audience
adult
Label
Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found, Gilbert King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780399183386
Lccn
2017053110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1013528348
  • 1722223
  • (OCoLC)on1013528348
  • 1722223
Label
Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found, Gilbert King
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780399183386
Lccn
2017053110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1013528348
  • 1722223
  • (OCoLC)on1013528348
  • 1722223

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