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If you could sum up Grant Park in three words, what would they be?
Recaptured the Era
What did you like best about this story?
The way it transported me back to the events of my youth. I served in Vietnam and also experienced the 60's on both coasts and in rural Illinois and Chicago. This book captures the intense, surreal atmosphere I remember. Tear gas and napalm. Attack dogs and unfathomable hatred. Fear. Draft dodgers in Canada, deserters in Sweden. LBJ, J Edgar, JFK, RFK, MLK , Malcom X and Muhammad Ali.
Have you listened to any of Ron Butler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Who was the most memorable character of Grant Park and why?
Malcom Toussaint because he best represented the civil rights era, its awkward transition to post-modernity, and the resulting schizoid mentality of a brutal nation.
Any additional comments?
Thank you Leonard Pitts Jr.
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Leonard Pitts' fiction just gets better and better, as evidenced by Grant Park. A very timely, trenchant, and heartfelt story. Believable, likeable characters and a worthy effort to get into the heads of white extremists. Well crafted story that weaves back and forth between fast-moving events of the current day and civil rights era Memphis. This book was over too soon! Keep 'em comin', Mr. Pitts.
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