Diane McWhorter, a journalist and native Alabamian, offers a comprehensive, literate record of the struggle that covers more than half a century and that involves hundreds of major actors. Her work is solidly researched and highly readable, and it offers much new information. Among the many newsworthy aspects of the book are McWhorter's discussions of internal power struggles within the civil rights movement, the uneasy role of Birmingham's small Jewish population, and the collusion of local government--especially swaggering Police Commissioner Bull Connor. The author also addresses the segregationist and white-supremacist movements and recounts the tortuous quest to bring the church bombers to justice, which was finally accomplished in 2000. Carry Me Home is a worthy and highly recommended companion to Taylor Branch's Parting the Waters and Andrew Young's An Easy Burden. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It took 19 years from the time Diane McWhorter began writing Carry Me Home until it was published, and it shows in the tedium of reading this book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by MDCRABGUY
Fantastic book; chronicled the early years of my life growing up in Birmingham.Published 1 month ago by James E Knight
I thought CARRY ME HOME by Diane McWhorter was the most fascinating, best-written book I've ever read about the civil rights battles in the 20th century. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary B. Vant Hull
Much of this book is about the author's and my families as we are cousins and knew each other growing up. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ANNITA B JONES
The definitive book on the Civil Rights struggle in Birmingham. McWhorter ' s insight into the community ... White & Black ...the labor struggles...the politics on both sides .... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Auburn fan
This is a very comprehensive look at not only the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham and in Alabama but throughout the South and the entire nation. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Keith Gurley
Let me start off with the positive, by saying that this book is an incredibly well researched book. That being said, Carry Me Home is an incredibly dense book, often to a fault. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bryan