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Author King, Gilbert, author.

Title Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found / Gilbert King.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1532 KIN    Available
Description 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-404) and index.
Contents A killing freeze -- Real sunshine -- Smoked Irishman -- Make tracks -- Sensational lies -- You will not turn us down -- No suitable place -- Well-laid plan -- So much race pride -- Don't talk to me about conscience, lady -- Way of justice -- If it takes all summer -- Troubled by it -- Faith in Blanche -- Someone who should write a book -- Whether they be white or black -- A newspaper woman -- Epilogue.
Summary "A small town. A big secret. In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a 'husky Negro' did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white nineteen-year-old. Soon Jesse is railroaded up to the state hospital for the insane, and locked away without trial. Crusading journalist Mabel Norris Reese cannot stop fretting over the case and its baffling outcome. Who is protecting whom, or what? She pursues the story for years, chasing down leads, hitting dead ends, winning unlikely allies. Bit by bit, the unspeakable truths behind a conspiracy that shocked a community into silence come to the surface."--Dust jacket.
Subject Daniels, Jesse Delbert, 1938-
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Florida.
Genre/Form True crime stories.
ISBN 9780399183386 hardcover
0399183388 hardcover
9780399183430 electronic book

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