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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.
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 1 month 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 months ago by Marc Lichtman
This book talked about important events that happened in history and it gave a different out look from the other side of experience and I gave you a mindset of what people were... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Marilyn
I like it a lot .,will reread with my kids later on when they are older and can enjoy the book as I havePublished 10 months ago by fred william
McWhorter weaves her personal and family connections to Birmingham and its struggle against itself into a well-written, deeply-researched history of the civil rights triumph of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by email@example.com