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The Algiers Motel Incident
by John Hersey
Binding: Paperback, 418 pages
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Weight: 1.15 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 7.95 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 0801857775
ISBN 13: 9780801857775
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'Hersey's book is based on months of personal investigation and contains evidence never before made public. He ransacked every available piece of documentation. Thus armed, he tried to work out a tentative scenario of events and, more important, used his data to build up what may be the truest picture yet of the white policeman's role in the ghettos... His collage of interviews, fact, and intuition... jells into a forceful dossier against racism in the U.S. system of justice.' R.A. Sokolov, NewsweekThirty years ago, three black men were killed and nine other people brutally beaten by, as John Hersey describes it in The Algiers Motel Incident, an 'aggregate of Detroit police, Michigan State Troopers, National Guardsmen, and private guards who had been directed to the scene.' Responding to a telephoned report of sniping, the police group invaded the Algiers Motel and interrogated ten black men and two white women, none of whom were armed, for an hour. By the time the interrogators left, three men had been shot to death and the others, including the women, beaten.


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