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Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
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I'm shocked to discover that this book was originally published in 2014 because it felt like it was rushed to print due to the recent movie release.

Stallworth has an interesting story to tell, but while he is clearly a very good cop, he's not a writer. I'm not sure where the editor was for this book - stories are often told out of order, lines are repeated, and I know Stallworth really wanted to draw parallels between the 1970s and today's political climate but it was clear he didn't have an editor to help guide his writing.

I just feel like this book could have been so much more. But at least it is out there and books on similar subjects can draw from it for their research.
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Reading Progress

September 5, 2018 – Started Reading
September 5, 2018 – Shelved
September 18, 2018 –
page 120
57.69% "This feels rushed...I wonder if they pushed it through quicker after Spike Lee bought the rights. I swear the last few pages were out of order."
September 19, 2018 –
page 160
76.92% "Sometimes this book reads like a police report, it can be a little too stale and just a list of names and dates."
September 21, 2018 – Shelved as: adult
September 21, 2018 – Shelved as: adult_w_ya_appeal
September 21, 2018 – Shelved as: american_studies
September 21, 2018 – Shelved as: history
September 21, 2018 – Shelved as: memoir
September 21, 2018 – Shelved as: made_into_movie
September 21, 2018 – Shelved as: nonfiction
September 21, 2018 – Shelved as: true-crime
September 21, 2018 – Finished Reading

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