Download eBook ↠ Murder at Broad River Bridge112 pages Ø Bill Shipp

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Download eBook ↠ Murder at Broad River Bridge 112 pages Ø Bill Shipp ☆ First published in 1981 Murder at the Broad River Bridge recounts the stunning details of the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Lemuel Penn by the Ku Klux Klan on a back country Georgia road in 1964 nine days after the passage of tHattering power the true story of how a good innocent uninvolved man was killed during the Civil Rights turbulence of the mid 1960s Penn was a decorated veteran of World War II a United States Army Reserve officer and an African American killed by racist white vigilantes as he was driving home to Washington DC I would like to thank the University of Georgia Press for allowing me to have a copy of this book via NetGalleySee of my reviews on my blog the Book DeviantI have many conflicting thoughts on this novel In the end it's really just an average novel nothing too impressive and despite my initial interest it really wasn't that interesting Murder at Broad River Bridge focuses on the civil rights issues during the time period but one of my biggest issues with this book is how it brushes over these important problems Shipp would speak on the issues on how it related in Georgia but he never went on to explain anything else It felt like he was dismissing the importance Shipp brushed over basically anything and everything that was included so it was basically like getting a short overview of the events rather than getting a detailed accountWhile I appreciated some of the proclamations denouncing the KKK in this book it ultimately amounted to nothing Having those proclamations in the introduction only to have the epilogue say why our country would never get rid of the KKK and white supremacists felt counter productive I know that it's non fiction but it could have at least ended on a hopeful note for things to get better rather than comparing the KKK to a cancer returning from remission at full force Not a jokeThere were phrases that were repeated often like Shipp forgot what he had previously written and the book was so short that I don't think it even hit the 100 page mark Considering the proclamations in the beginning taking up 10 pages as well as the long epilogue it's almost like Shipp was looking to make a grand statement rather than educateAnother small thing that really bothered me was a certain wording in the epilogue Shipp describes the KKK as coming out of the closet and while it's a common phrase it hit me fairly hard that I had to stop reading Coming out of the closet is a phrase commonly associated with the LGBT community and having that phrase also used with the KKK a gross white supremacist group hurt me I don't want anything in the LGBT community to be associated with them and that wording needs to be fixedthree stars Overall?Shipp was probably hoping to document an important event in the history of the US and it's history with the KKK However he blithely brushed over the importance by not staying focused The repetition of phrases only showed how much he really didn't pay attention It could have been better but it wasn't a terrible read that I regret entirely It just could have been better thought outWould I Recommend?I feel like there are better books out there to educate on murders during the civil rights era and the KKK This book might be a good place to start as there are further reading recommendations in the back but I would definitely recommend reading than just thisTrigger warnings for murder violence racism white supremacy race violence and the n word slur

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First published in 1981 Murder at the Broad River Bridge recounts the stunning details of the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Lemuel Penn by the Ku Klux Klan on a back country Georgia road in 1964 nine days after the passage of the Civil Rights Act Longtime Atlanta Constitution reporter Bill Shipp gives us with s This short book is not a work of literature nor is it extremely detailed in all the facets regarding the murder various trials that took place afterward In those respects it sometimes feels thin on content But perhaps the content is not there to be had any?Regardless it seemed like reuired reading for me especially on the heels of Darktown and Lightning Men about the first black police officers in Atlanta starting in 1948 moving into 1950Sadly this feels like a morality tale completely relevant for today Still

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Murder at Broad River Bridge From Fort Benning GeorgiaShipp recounts the details of the blind and lawless force that took Penn's life and the sorry mask of protective patriotism it hid behind To read Murder at Broad River Bridge is to know with deep shock that it could be dated today tonight tomorrow It is a vastly moving documentary dra I'm grateful for many things and for finally finishing this book and never having to read it again is definitely one of them It was boring It sounded so good a true story about racism and the Ku Klux Klan is not want I normally read so it was different and I really thought it would be three stars maybe but it was awfulThe book constantly repeated things and often mentioned things that felt unnecessary and the layout they have for the Kindle app was atrocious It was barely readable I really wanted to stop reading pretty much as soon as I started reading but because it was such a thin book I could read it rather uickly