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PROPULSIVE . . . THE EASE OF READING SWIFT'S EFFICIENT
PROSE BELIES ITS ELEGANCE . . .
THIS IS A MUST READ."

--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A POWERFULLY UNSETTLING PORTRAIT OF THE SINGLE MOST SAVAGE EPISODE IN THE LONG DECADES OF SAVAGERY
INFLICTED BY WHITE SOUTHERNERS ON THEIR
BLACK NEIGHBORS
IN THE 20TH CENTURY."

--Douglas Blackmon, author of
the Pulitzer Prize-winning
Slavery By Another Name

"TRANSCENDS THE TRUE CRIME
GENRE
. . . (SWIFT) OFFERS
A LOOK AT THE UNKEPT
PROMISES OF THE CIVIL WAR
AND RECONSTRUCTION, A
PREVIEW OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS
BATTLES TO COME,
A SOUTHERN
COURTROOM DRAMA AKIN TO
JOHN GRISHAM
AND A CHARACTER
STUDY OF COMPLICATED PEOPLE. . . "

--BookPage

"A GRIPPING, MEMORABLE WORK
THAT WHOLLY CONFRONTS
A HELLISH PAST THAT
CONTINUES TO BLEED I
INTO THE PRESENT."

"WITH THE SENSATIONAL TRIAL . . . AS A CENTERPIECE, SWIFT ASSEMBLES A BLUNT PORTRAIT OF THE RACIAL INJUSTICE COURSING THROUGH AMERICA AND OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ROSE TO FIGHT IT. "SHINES A POWERFUL LIGHT ON THE PRACTICE OF DEBT SLAVERY . . . .

SWIFT ALSO COMPELLINGLY

ELEVATES THE VOICE

OF ONE MAN

WHO TOLD THE TRUTH."

--New York Times

The 1921
Murder Farm Massacre
and the Horror
of America's
Second Slavery

HELL PUT
TO SHAME

--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

IF KILLERS OF THE FLOWER
MOON
COULD SOMEHOW
BE FUSED WITH THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
AND DJANGO UNCHAINED, YOU MIGHT GET SOME IDEA
OF THE EVIL THAT EARL SWIFT HAS SO CAREFULLY
DOCUMENTED IN CHILLING AND ENRAGING DETAIL . . . INCREDIBLY VIVID SCENES OF COURTROOM DRAMA."

 

--Hampton Sides, New York Times bestselling author of Hellhound On His Trail

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