Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights

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Product Details

Price
$36.00  $33.12
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
May 11, 2015
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.3 X 1.15 X 9.57 inches | 1.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781469621036

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About the Author

Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett is a writer living in New Hampshire. She worked as a journalist for more than thirty years in New England and the Pacific Northwest.

Reviews

Compelling.--New Hampshire Union Leader


A marvelous biography of a man with numerous and ambiguous
American, Southern, and Jewish identities. . . . A page-turner well worth the the attention of scholars and laypeople.--Mark K. Bauman, The American Jewish Archives Journal


Much more than the biography of one man . . . this is a well-told account of the civil rights movement, describing significant milestones in its history, the splits among its leaders, and the various forms that activism took. A solid piece of research.--Kirkus Reviews


[A] comprehensive biography of [Golden's] life as a popular journalist, author, and vocal civil rights supporter in North Carolina.--American Literature


A wonderful book, long overdue, about one of the most underrated and unappreciated writers in American literature.--Rooftop Reviews


This book describes a significant chapter of American political history....Will appeal as a well-told, stranger than fiction tale.--CHOICE


[Hartnett] is a superb writer who knows what can be produced when you research the past and learn what 'regular people' are reading.--Robert Stepto, Washington Post


[Hartnett] does not scant any of her subject's faults and brings out his virtues.--Joseph Epstein, The Wall Street Journal


Meticulously researched, and deftly written biography of a self-made commentator who rose to national fame and influence.--American Journalism


[A] brisk, thoroughly researched, and mostly admiring biography.--Edward Kosner, Commentary


[A] highly readable and recommended biography.--Library Journal, starred review


Comprehensive, expertly researched and engagingly written.--News & Observer


Superbly written [and] solidly researched.--Seattle Times


Golden is a fascinating subject for academic study, and Hartnett writes about him with humor and clarity.--Journal of Southern History


[A] comprehensive biography [that] reads like a Who's Who of [Golden's] heyday."--BookReporter.com


"Makes a lively and convincing case that Harry Golden made people care about Jews, the South, and civil rights. . . . Makes the reader care about Harry Golden.--North Carolina Historical Review


Hartnett's research into Golden's life is prodigious.--Western States Jewish History