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Titel: Common Ground
Verlag: Knopf, US
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
0394411501 Very good in poor chipped creased sunned edgeworn little stained dust jacket. First edition * Quality, Value, Experience. For further information or scans please call or email. Buchnummer des Verkäufers WARE73KK3470
Inhaltsangabe: Winner of 3 different awards, this is a story of the busing crisis in Boston.
Rezension: The climax of this humane account of 10 years in Boston that began with news of Martin Luther King's assassination, is a watershed moment in the city's modern history--the 1974 racist riots that followed the court-ordered busing of kids to integrate the schools. To bring understanding to that moment, Lukas, a former New York Times journalist, focuses on two working-class families, headed by an Irish-American widow and an African-American mother, and on the middle-class family of a white liberal couple. Lukas goes beyond stereotypes, carefully grounding each perspective in its historical roots, whether in the antebellum South, or famine-era Ireland. In the background is the cast of public figures--including Judge Garrity, Mayor White, and Cardinal Cushing--with cameo roles in this disturbing history that won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.
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