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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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Ms Mc Worter's work is well conceived and very well written.
It took me weeks to read, but it was well worth the time, effort and incessant stopping for footnotes (which are in themselves almost a separate book).
Ms. McWhorter's style has me wanting to pick this book back up and keep reading - something few authors achieve.
Much of this book is about the author's and my families as we are cousins and knew each other growing up. Read morePublished 2 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 3 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 5 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 10 months ago by Bryan
This is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. It is brilliantly written, extremely educational and at the same time enthralling and hard to put down. Read morePublished 12 months ago by John H
Gave me a much longer view and better understanding of an era I grew up in, as a teenager in Ohio. Occasionally hard for me to track the characters and abbreviations, but worth... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
The book needs a good editor, or perhaps a ghost writer. It rambles, is disorganized and at times hard to follow. The history, however, is fascinating.Published 13 months ago by John B. Daukas
So many people have given a high opinion of this book, an opinion I share, that I will do something different. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Marc Lichtman