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A Season for Justice: The Life & Times of Civil Rights Lawyer Morris Dees

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The grandson of a Klansman, who engineered the landmark civil suit that bankrupted the Ku Klux Klan, recounts the story of his battles against racism in the New South.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 1st 1991 by Charles Scribner's Sons (NYC)
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Carol
Aug 20, 2008 Carol rated it it was amazing
Morris Dees is my hero. This is a good book the understand the KKK.
Brian M.
Morris Dees is really, really sold on himself. He has done some good work, but really is worried about people knowing it so that they can be in awe. Compare and contrast Dees with Stephen Bright or Brian Stephenson.
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Jun 23, 2012 Betsy rated it really liked it
A coworker gave me this book years ago. As a lawyer, I do love lawyer stories. As a Southerner, I do find the civil rights struggle, the one I was born too late to experience first hand, endlessly fascinating. This is a story we should all hear.
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Feb 07, 2011 Ruth rated it really liked it
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Morris Dees' is a hero to many: being a voice for the voiceless. This book is thrilling and inspiring to read
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Jun 04, 2012 Pamela rated it really liked it
A fascinating autobiography of Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Anyone interested in civil rights litigation will find this a worthwhile read.
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Fascinating account of how the legal system was used to bring down the Ku Klux Klan, and the courage it took from one man - Morris Dees.
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It was a privilege to have read this book. Sometimes I had a hard time following the names of everyone being tried, but by the end I had nothing but admiration for Morris Dees.
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Co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and former direct mail marketeer for book publishing.
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