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The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder by Stew Magnuson
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Jul 21, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: history-nonfiction, read-or-reread-in-2009
Read in September, 2009

This isn't an easy read. Not because it isn't well written. It's written in an easy, intelligent style. It's hard to read because it's a truth most people neither know or would believe has happened in the bountiful, immigrant loving United States, where everyone has a Nintendo and a chance to become President. No, this book isn't about Africa, or Cambodia, it's about one of the United States of America.

Magnuson does pretty well at staying objective and letting the stories, no matter how upsetting, tell themselves. There's just enough distance here that I was able to read and not tear my hair out over the evils of history and injustice. Should be a must-read.
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Pamela Amen to that girl....I still need to read this. I can't get it on my eReader (last time I checked anyway...)

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