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The Resource Motor City burning, Bill Morris

Motor City burning, Bill Morris

Label
Motor City burning
Title
Motor City burning
Statement of responsibility
Bill Morris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Willie Bledsoe, once an idealistic young black activist, is now a burnt-out case. After leaving a snug berth at Tuskegee Institute to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he has become bitterly disillusioned with the civil rights movement and its leaders. He returns home to Alabama to try to write a memoir about his time in the cultural whirlwind, but the words fail to come. The surprise return of his Vietnam veteran brother in the spring of 1967 gives Willie a chance to drive a load of smuggled guns to the Motor City - and make enough money to jump-start his stalled dream of writing his movement memoir. There, at Tiger Stadium on Opening Day of the 1968 baseball season - postponed two days in deference to the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Willie learns some terrifying news: the Detroit police are still investigating the last unsolved murder from the bloody, apocalyptic riot of the previous summer, and a white cop named Frank Doyle will not rest until the case is solved. And Willie is his prime suspect" --
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Bill
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American political activists
  • African Americans
Label
Motor City burning, Bill Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858843461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781605985732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605985732
  • (OCoLC)858843461
  • (Sirsi) b13371794
Label
Motor City burning, Bill Morris
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858843461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781605985732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605985732
  • (OCoLC)858843461
  • (Sirsi) b13371794

Library Locations

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      555 Washington Street, Paducah, KY, 42003, US
      37.0841169 -88.5988375
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