Katie's Reviews > Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

Freedom Summer by Bruce Watson
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Nov 26, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: happening-history, civil-rights, favorites

5 stars ! (which if you scan my bookshelf, you'll know that I don't just give stars away like candy). This book is so hard to put down, mesmerizing and meticulous in the recounting of the summer of 1964. I can't imagine the kind of chutzpah it took to go down into Mississippi at that time. An amazing story of heroic idealism.

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message 1: by Rick (new)

Rick I'm not surprised that you like this book. Recently I also read a book about Freedom Summer; it was a collection of letters the activists wrote home while they were there. Also I have some background information about those days here at the house. Is this your book or did you borrow it?

message 2: by Rick (new)

Rick I have on my shelves a book called "Letters from Mississippi" It is full of letters writtenhome from those very people you are reading about. Check it out the next time you visit.

Katie That sounds great. I am really interested to see it.

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