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Book Reviews, Analysis & Possible Spoilers

Fan of Sci Fi, Literature, History, Business/Economics, Philosophy and writing. My readings keep migrating away from the overview and into the technical.

Quick reaction/thoughts on Devil in the Grove plus personal note

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America (Audio) - Gilbert King

As this was a subject I knew very little about, this was very informative, both from a objective and subjective, emotive standpoint. However the book lacked focus. Mostly the book was about the Groveland boys, but sometimes it was about Thurgood Marshall, who was only partially involved in the case, sometimes it was about the workings of the NAACP, sometimes about the eventual Brown v Board of Education rulings. The narrative often jumped back and forth in a way that could be slightly distracting to listeners of the audio book.

 

On a personal note, this was a good follow up to The Bluest Eye and will segue into the America in the King Years trilogy I hope to get to later this year.