Mississippi Reckoning


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$15.99  $14.87
Mitchell Zimmerman
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.89 inches | 1.12 pounds

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About the Author

Mitchell Zimmerman is a California attorney who got his client off San Quentin's death row after a 22-year legal struggle. He was honored as an Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer magazine for his pro bono death penalty work. Mitchell, long a copyright and high technology lawyer with a Silicon Valley law firm, has for many years been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, deemed a Northern California Super Lawyer and rated as Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. In the 1960s, Mitchell was a civil rights worker with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas, Georgia and Mississippi, fighting for voting rights for African Americans and against segregation. Mitchell was co-author of the anti-Vietnam-war work, Dr. Spock on Vietnam (Dell 1968), which was translated into four languages.


"In Mississippi Reckoning Mitchell Zimmerman punches the reader in the guts with intersecting stories of terrible violence . . . The novel is gripping and harrowing, . . . deeply disturbing yet also revelatory. . . . This is an author who knows the landscape of American racial horror, a survivor who brings his own experience and emotions to bear in exceptional prose." - Los Angeles Review of Books

"Riveting . . . A stirring, well-constructed story that follows a tortured man's moral progress." -Kirkus Reviews

"A powerful novel that derives most of its juice from the history it wends through and around. ... Mississippi Reckoning is affecting and highly readable as it commingles fact and invention in artful ways. ... Puts me in mind of James Ellroy's Los Angeles novels. Mississippi Reckoning, while a work of fiction, also feels like a means of keeping faith." -Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

"Gripping, wonderful story-telling ... Mitchell Zimmerman has given us a brilliant and heart-rending novel. ... Family saga, freedom song and cry for justice come together in Mississippi Reckoning, as a despairing man seeks vengeance for wrongs beyond his power to right." -Diane Nash, civil rights leader, Freedom Rider, SNCC founder

"A heart-pounding, soul-wrenching narrative, in which the evils of a bygone era remain invisibly amongst us-shadows of past suffering, fostering the cruelest tragedies of today."
-Thelton Henderson, Federal Judge, civil rights pioneer

"A powerful book! Mississippi Reckoning takes you on a trip that will leave you reeling--and thinking." - Mike Farrell, star of M*A*S*H

"Mississippi Reckoning's road trip is a suspense-filled journey well worth following to its ending." - The Champion