Books by Preston Lauterbach

Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Will appeal to students of civil rights history and the FBI's COINTELPRO efforts."
Lauterbach (Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis, 2015, etc.) examines the life of a noted African-American photographer who also worked as an informant for the FBI during the peak of the civil rights movement.Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2015

"Beale Street is mostly a tourist trap now, but it was a place of 'whorehouses, saloons, and bullet holes' not so long ago. By Lauterbach's illuminating account, the past was more fun—or at least more interesting."
Excellent study of an iconic Southern place and the fraught, violent history behind it. Read full book review >
Released: July 18, 2011

"A lack of organizational rigor derails an interesting tale."
The development of the Southern black club scene receives a sometimes cluttered history. Read full book review >