Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found

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Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found

⇑ Free ᠔ Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found online ↯ E-Pub Author Gilbert King ∠ For Mabel Norris Reese, Wednesdays had a special routine Wednesday was the day the Mount Dora Topic, the weekly newspaper that she and her husband, Paul, owned and ran, went to press The alarm clock would go off at four a.m in their house on Morningside Drive in Sylvan Shores, a small, upscale community of Mediterranean Revival and ranch homes along the west side of Lake Gertrude Within the hour, Mabel would be barreling along the few miles to the Topics office in downtown Mount Dora There shed go over that weeks edition, making corrections in the lead galleys, before heading back home to cook breakfast for Paul and their daughter, Patricia Once Patricia had been seen off to school, Mabel would return to the office with Paul for the long hours ahead Side by side, they would dress up the pages of the newspaper together Harold Rawley, who ran the Linotype machine, would set the pages one metal line of type at a time, to be inked and printed later that night on the Old Topper, the Topics big press Mrs Downs, a seventy two year old widow who had taken over the print work from her late husband, would stand in the hot air atop the press platform, feeding sheets of paper into the jaws of the loud, cranky machine that birthed the inky babies, as Mabel called them Sturdy and still stylish at forty three, Mabel favored printed cotton shirtwaist dresses, which she sometimes wore with pearls, and with her beboppers cat eye glasses she was easily spotted out and about in old fashioned Mount Dora In addition to covering meetings, writing stories and weekly editorials, taking photographs, and selling ads, Mabel worked the arm on the wing mailer and slapped name stickers on each freshly printed copy until, as she liked to tell Patricia, the pile on the left goes way down and the pile on the right climbs to a mountain Patricia herself attended to the wrapping and stamping of the papers, and Paul and his brother delivered the lot of them to the post office Mabel had performed this strenuous Wednesday routine than five hundred times in the ten years that she and Paul had been publishing the Topic Shed missed only two issues once when shed been briefly hospitalized and once the previous summer, when shed traveled to Illinois to accept a journalism award But when, in the wee hours of December 18, rumors of a white womans rape began to circulate, Mabel deviated from her normal Wednesday routine and instead followed her reportorial instincts They took her to Okahumpka, where shed heard that residents of North Quarters were being harassed There she found that Sheriff McCalls deputies were not only terrorizing the residents but also arresting on suspicion virtually every young black male in the neighborhood One of them described how Negro suspects were being rounded up and taken in by up to five carloads at a time They woke me up at two a.m and told me I would get the electric chair if they didnt kill me beforehand, he said Another Okahumpka resident told Mabel, They took in thirty three of our menfolk Not just men, but boys, too A body couldnt do anything but wait for em to come pounding on the door By daybreak, Mabel had pages of notes to transcribe, and they reverberated with fear fear that, once again, the Lake County Sheriffs Department was indiscriminately rounding up young black men, and that, once again, violence would come of it A restlessness began to run through the quarters, Mabel wrote, and it mounted steadily.Exposes the sinister complexity of American racism King tells this story with grace and sensitivity, and his narrative never flags His mastery of the materials is complete.Jeffrey Toobin, New York Times Book ReviewRivetingKing recounts this perplexing story with compassion and a vibrant sense of time and place a sobering but expertly told saga Washington PostChillingTruth oftentimes beggars belief, and the true in true crime can be a promise that betrays as much as it entices Not so with Gilbert King s scorching, compelling, and unfortunately still entirely relevant new work NPRA gripping tale of entrenched racism and complicity King s reporting defies clich with depth and specificity He holds to verifiable facts and knows how to let a story and characters evolve Beneath a Ruthless Sun haunts as an uncurtained stare into history Minneapolis Star Tribune Remarkable Beneath a Ruthless Sun is multiple books in one a gripping true crime narrative, a deeply wrenching story of American bigotry and corruption, and an inspiring tale of heroes fired by love and righteous fury King reminds us of its not so distant history as a stronghold of Southern racism and bigotry, a state that produced both horrific violence and courageous protest Christian Science Monitor Timely and important New York TimesPulitzer Prize winner King returns with a new nonfiction story for those craving a Serial esque fix King provides a glimpse into the past that is equal parts enlightening, frustrating, and invariably un put downable Harper s BazaarA true crime masterwork Mens JournalA first rate crime thriller, built on shocking plot twists and vivid characters This extraordinary books story might have begun than half a century ago, but it isnt history Tampa Bay TimesPainstakingly reported King excels at weaving in the larger social context of theRuthlessstory Dallas Morning NewsPrepare to read Beneath a Ruthless Sun than once several stories are woven through this meticulously researched nonfiction account of how justice cheated 19 year old Jesse Daniels Kings style is gentle but insistent Its laid out cleanly, with precision and without condemnationAnd there lies the secret to the power behind Kings books Truth He speaks truth to a community that has kept its lips pursed together for the last 60 years, and we know it Orlando SentinelFascinating and shockingKings new book reveals how twisted the ideology of white supremacy is and how injustice to one minority can easily justify injustice to all minorities Wichita Eagle A powerful page turner Garden GunA book for true crime aficionados as well as anyone interested in criminal justice reform.King delves into a complicated rape case that is rife with corruption, and in doing so, he shines a light on issues of sex, race, and class BustlePulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King continues his extraordinary historical autopsy of 1950s and 60s Lake County, Florida, and its infamous racist sheriff Willis McCall a fascinating look at the South and its people in an era many today fondly remember as when America was great Florida Times UnionTense and stunning Beneath a Ruthless Sun s taut focus on a single case also shines a light onto larger issues of racial profiling, police corruption and the condition of Floridas mental institutions Book PageThe perversions of justice under Jim Crow chart a devious path in this labyrinthine true crime saga Packed with riveting characters and startling twists, Kings narrative unfolds like a Southern gothic noir probing the recesses of a poisoned society Publisher s Weekly starred A spellbinding true story of racism, privilege, and official corruptionBy turns sobering, frightening, and thrilling, this meticulous account of the power and tenacity of officially sanctioned racism recalls a dark era that America is still struggling to leave behind Kirkus Reviews starred This book is every bit as gripping as the authors Pulitzer winning Devil in the GroveGripping history, vividly told Booklist starred Compelling, insightful and important, Gilbert King exposes the corruption of racial bigotry and animus that shadows a community, a state and a nation A fascinating examination of an injustice story all too familiar and still largely ignored, an engaging and essential read.Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy In the tradition of Harper Lee, Gilbert King tells the story of a small southern town corrupted by racism, a perverse genteel honor, and utter disdain for poor crackers Three women stand out in this gripping tale of a falsely accused man an unrelenting reporter, a mother, and a victim doubly victimized as a pawn of others ambitions In deftly unraveling a tragic mixture of lies, violence, and hatred, King powerfully reminds us how the unpalatable beliefs of 1957 haunt us still.Nancy Isenberg, author of White TrashGilbert Kings stunning chronicle of race, sex and power in fatal combination yields so many truly tragic turns that its almost uncanny when goodness endures With breakneck drama and cold clarity,Beneath a Ruthless Suncaptures the sultry particulars of a uniquely charged place and time as well as a universal truth about how difficult it is for humans in the aggregate to do the right thing Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Carry Me Home Birmingham, Alabamathe Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution Praise for Devil in the Grove Must read, 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