A Dry Hate: Power Versus The People (A Dry Hate)

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.61 inches | 0.86 pounds
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The story is familiar to those of us living in Arizona-sadly too familiar. You did a good job articulating our sad story-the future as yet uncertain.

-Sandra Day O'Connor (retired), U.S. Supreme Court Justice

As a judge targeted with three bogus felony charges by the Sheriff and County Attorney depicted in A DRY HATE, I can confirm that this book accurately portrays the illegal immigration hostility that drove the Sheriff and County Attorney, aided by their sycophants, to abuse their powers and violate the civil rights of many people, both citizen and undocumented alike. Nancy Marshall also references the attacks the Sheriff and County Attorney mounted against county officials and judges because officials dared to question the Sheriff's spending on neighborhood raids and his displeasure over the building of the Central Court Tower. Unfortunately, many events described in A DRY HATE happened, and the Sheriff's Office (funded by taxpayers) settled significant lawsuits by unjustly prosecuted civilians. While the leading players portrayed in A DRY HATE eventually lost at the polls or were disbarred from law practice, the same caustic rhetoric about immigration continues today.

-Gary E. Donahoe (retired), Arizona Superior Court Judge

A suspenseful storyline brings current events to life as author Nancy Marshall weaves fact into fiction, providing realistic, sometimes sympathetic characters and motives. In addition, she provides an excellent backdrop of First Amendment issues and a display of power and propaganda in action-an easy, worthwhile read for those who want to understand Arizona immigration politics. Marshall, former director of the Arizona Civil Liberties Union and defense attorney for a jailed activist, is thoroughly familiar with the Constitutional issues that surface throughout the novel.

-Terry Goddard, Former Arizona Attorney General

A DRY HATE is about a Sheriff arresting Latinos and activists in Maricopa County, Arizona. But it is much more. This complex and readable tale is set in the summer of 2010 when the Arizona Legislature passed SB1070 (the state anti-immigrant law). Author Nancy Marshall exposes some of the most intimate details of the abuse of power and the hard work done to combat that abuse. An attorney with in-depth knowledge of unconstitutional arrests and jailings, Marshall crafts characters from the Latino community and various other backgrounds who come to life and give us a real opportunity to appreciate the people affected by official abuse of power.

-Daniel R. Ortega, Jr., Esquire

Nancy Marshall's A DRY HATE blends her considerable knowledge of the law and Arizona into a fast-paced novel of ideas. Her book rewards readers with novelistic excitement and a deeper understanding of local politics, culture, and the heated debate over immigration in our state.

-Sam Coppersmith, Former U.S. Representative

Nancy Marshall writes with a passion for justice. In A DRY HATE, she provides a complete cast of characters-whether you like them or not-who make an intriguing story to keep readers engaged. The politically naïve college professor, the Sheriff's Deputy, his son in the professor's class, a young woman who graduated high school with honors but without documents, a dedicated-but secretly perverse-Assistant County Attorney, and a timid secretary who overhears everything are some of the actors who keep your interest. It's complex but not confusing, and it has a few heart-stopping twists before the climax. For book groups, there are discussion questions at the end. For teachers, there are tools to analyze propaganda. Curious about Arizona's immigration meltdown?

-Steve Nakamoto, Writer's Digest Award-Winning Author