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At the River I Stand Hardcover – April, 1990

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 479 pages
  • Publisher: St Lukes Pr; Rev Sub edition (April 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0918518806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0918518804
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a native Memphian and the granddaughter of a sanitation worker this book is a personal history. I lived through the sanitation strike and all the drama that happened before during and after. I got to see my next door neighbor in a different light now that I am an adult. Rev. Harold Middlebrook was my playmate Sherry's Daddy. Now as an adult I get to read firsthand how he was knee deep in the struggle for equality with Dr. King. I remember the curfews and being scared to go to the garbage cans that had a pile 3 feet high because of the strike. I remember the National Guard in the streets and the riots. This is American History everyone should read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JMP on July 7, 2013
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While reading Joan Beifuss' wonderful book, I often wondered how it had managed to stay under the radar. It is just excellent (if you can wade through the first 75 pages or so of seemingly endless names!). Because it is so thorough, detailed, thoughtful, well written, and apparently well researched, I kept thinking that the work should surely be famous. It's not; it's just good, a hidden jewel. There are countless lessons to be learned within its pages: realization that dilemmas often have a 'window of opportunity' for resolution and that the ramifications for missing such a window can be devastating; awareness that even the most well-intentioned of individuals (e.g., Memphis Mayor Loeb) may be wrong; the overwhelming need for wise, insightful, engaged leadership; the riskiness of villifying or glorifying an individual in the midst of a fray when many of the facts are unknown; how seemingly incidental events (e.g., headline including the word "compromise") can serve as tipping points; realization that some issues may require generational change for deep progress to occur; and many more. If you are interested in a serious read about a pivotal time in our country's history, At the River I Stand is more than a good starting point. Really a great read.

From my perspective, the book has only one negative: it badly needs a list of names, job titles and/or brief summaries of the individuals involved, because there are a boat-load of them!
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