Black Klansman
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Black Klansman


  • Author : Ron Stallworth
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250299031


Black Klansman Book Description :

The #1 New York Times Bestseller! The extraordinary true story and basis for the Academy Award winning film BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with interest, using his real name while posing as a white man. He figures he’ll receive a few brochures in the mail, maybe even a magazine, and learn more about a growing terrorist threat in his community. A few weeks later the office phone rings, and the caller asks Ron a question he thought he’d never have to answer, “Would you like to join our cause?” This is 1978, and the KKK is on the rise in the United States. Its Grand Wizard, David Duke, has made a name for himself, appearing on talk shows, and major magazine interviews preaching a “kinder” Klan that wants nothing more than to preserve a heritage, and to restore a nation to its former glory. Ron answers the caller’s question that night with a yes, launching what is surely one of the most audacious, and incredible undercover investigations in history. Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the "white" Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself conducts all subsequent phone conversations. During the months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even befriends David Duke himself. Black Klansman is an amazing true story that reads like a crime thriller, and a searing portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.

Black Klansman
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Black Klansman


  • Author : Ron Stallworth
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250299048


Black Klansman Book Description :

"Soon to be a major motion picture"--Cover.

Black Klansman
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Black Klansman


  • Author : Ron Stallworth
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473562684


Black Klansman Book Description :

· ADAPTED AS A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE BY SPIKE LEE · NOMINATED FOR SIX 2019 ACADEMY AWARDS & WINNER OF 'BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY' BAFTA · WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018 · NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER What happens when a black detective goes undercover in the KKK? An extraordinary true story. In 1978, Ron Stallworth is the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the local paper, he finds a classified ad for the Ku Klux Klan - and a P.O. box for interested enquiries. All he's expecting are some racist brochures and a few scraps of information about the white nationalist terrorists in his community. What he gets is a phone call inviting him to join the KKK. So he does. Launching an undercover investigation of incredible audacity, Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the 'white' Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself talks to the Klan over the phone. During his months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even manages to deceive the KKK "Grand Wizard" David Duke himself - dodging danger and reprisal at every turn... Black Klansman is an amazing true story and a rollercoaster of a crime thriller; a searing and timely portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back. ___________________ 'Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.' - Robert Kennedy ___________________ ‘Remarkable... Stallworth tells a surprising story’ – Daily Express

Klan destine Relationships

Klan destine Relationships


  • Author : Daryl Davis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015040077987


Klan destine Relationships Book Description :

A candid, electric, and provocative book.

Life of a Klansman

Life of a Klansman


  • Author : Edward Ball
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374720261


Life of a Klansman Book Description :

Named a best book of the summer by Literary Hub The life and times of a militant white supremacist, written by one of his offspring, National Book Award–winner Edward Ball Life of a Klansman tells the story of a warrior in the Ku Klux Klan, a carpenter in Louisiana who took up the cause of fanatical racism during the years after the Civil War. Edward Ball, a descendant of the Klansman, paints a portrait of his family’s anti-black militant that is part history, part memoir rich in personal detail. Sifting through family lore about “our Klansman” as well as public and private records, Ball reconstructs the story of his great-great grandfather, Constant Lecorgne. A white French Creole, father of five, and working class ship carpenter, Lecorgne had a career in white terror of notable and bloody completeness: massacres, night riding, masked marches, street rampages—all part of a tireless effort that he and other Klansmen made to restore white power when it was threatened by the emancipation of four million enslaved African Americans. To offer a non-white view of the Ku-klux, Ball seeks out descendants of African Americans who were once victimized by “our Klansman” and his comrades, and shares their stories. For whites, to have a Klansman in the family tree is no rare thing: Demographic estimates suggest that fifty percent of whites in the United States have at least one ancestor who belonged to the Ku Klux Klan at some point in its history. That is, one-half of white Americans could write a Klan family memoir, if they wished. In an era when racist ideology and violence are again loose in the public square, Life of a Klansman offers a personal origin story of white supremacy. Ball’s family memoir traces the vines that have grown from militant roots in the Old South into the bitter fruit of the present, when whiteness is again a cause that can veer into hate and domestic terror.

The Second Coming of the KKK  The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Second Coming of the KKK The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition


  • Author : Linda Gordon
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631493706


The Second Coming of the KKK The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition Book Description :

An urgent examination into the revived Klan of the 1920s becomes “required reading” for our time (New York Times Book Review). Extraordinary national acclaim accompanied the publication of award-winning historian Linda Gordon’s disturbing and markedly timely history of the reassembled Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s. Dramatically challenging our preconceptions of the hooded Klansmen responsible for establishing a Jim Crow racial hierarchy in the 1870s South, this “second Klan” spread in states principally above the Mason-Dixon line by courting xenophobic fears surrounding the flood of immigrant “hordes” landing on American shores. “Part cautionary tale, part expose” (Washington Post), The Second Coming of the KKK “illuminates the surprising scope of the movement” (The New Yorker); the Klan attracted four-to-six-million members through secret rituals, manufactured news stories, and mass “Klonvocations” prior to its collapse in 1926—but not before its potent ideology of intolerance became part and parcel of the American tradition. A “must-read” (Salon) for anyone looking to understand the current moment, The Second Coming of the KKK offers “chilling comparisons to the present day” (New York Review of Books).

Ku Klux
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Ku Klux


  • Author : Elaine Frantz Parsons
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-11-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469625430


Ku Klux Book Description :

The first comprehensive examination of the nineteenth-century Ku Klux Klan since the 1970s, Ku-Klux pinpoints the group's rise with startling acuity. Historians have traced the origins of the Klan to Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1866, but the details behind the group's emergence have long remained shadowy. By parsing the earliest descriptions of the Klan, Elaine Frantz Parsons reveals that it was only as reports of the Tennessee Klan's mysterious and menacing activities began circulating in northern newspapers that whites enthusiastically formed their own Klan groups throughout the South. The spread of the Klan was thus intimately connected with the politics and mass media of the North. Shedding new light on the ideas that motivated the Klan, Parsons explores Klansmen's appropriation of images and language from northern urban forms such as minstrelsy, burlesque, and business culture. While the Klan sought to retain the prewar racial order, the figure of the Ku-Klux became a joint creation of northern popular cultural entrepreneurs and southern whites seeking, perversely and violently, to modernize the South. Innovative and packed with fresh insight, Parsons' book offers the definitive account of the rise of the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction.

I ve Been Meaning to Tell You
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

I ve Been Meaning to Tell You


  • Author : David Chariandy
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771018084


I ve Been Meaning to Tell You Book Description :

In the tradition of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, acclaimed novelist David Chariandy's latest is an intimate and profoundly beautiful meditation on the politics of race today. When a moment of quietly ignored bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask "what happened?" David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter. David is the son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, and he draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including the legacies of slavery, indenture, and immigration, as well as the experiences of growing up a visible minority within the land of one's birth. In sharing with his daughter his own story, he hopes to help cultivate within her a sense of identity and responsibility that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for the future.

Notre Dame vs  The Klan

Notre Dame vs The Klan


  • Author : Todd Tucker
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780268104368


Notre Dame vs The Klan Book Description :

In 1924, two uniquely American institutions clashed in northern Indiana: the University of Notre Dame and the Ku Klux Klan. Todd Tucker’s book, published for the first time in paperback, Notre Dame vs. The Klan tells the shocking story of the three-day confrontation in the streets of South Bend, Indiana, that would change both institutions forever. When the Ku Klux Klan announced plans to stage a parade and rally in South Bend, hoping to target college campuses for recruitment starting with Notre Dame, a large group of students defied their leaders’ pleas to ignore the Klan and remain on campus. Tucker dramatically recounts the events as only a proficient storyteller can. Readers will find themselves drawn into the fray of these tumultuous times. Tucker structures this compelling tale around three individuals: D.C. Stephenson, the leader of the KKK in Indiana, the state with the largest Klan membership in America; Fr. Matthew Walsh, the young and charismatic president of the University of Notre Dame; and a composite of a Notre Dame student at the time, represented by Bill Foohey, who was an actual participant in the clash. This book will appeal not only to Notre Dame fans, but to those interested in South Bend and Indiana history and the history of the Klu Klux Klan, including modern-day Klan violence.

Can You Ever Forgive Me
Score: 2
From 7 Ratings

Can You Ever Forgive Me


  • Author : Lee Israel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-04-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416588689


Can You Ever Forgive Me Book Description :

An audacious memoir by a down-on-her-luck writer, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is Israel's story of the astonishing literary forgeries she conceived and successfully executed for almost two years.