THE LONG SHADOW OF LITTLE ROCK by Daisy Ees

THE LONG SHADOW OF LITTLE ROCK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

No one but Daisy Bates could have told the heartrending story of Little Rock so well. Her own deep involvement with the nine Negro pupils whose enrollment at Central High School triggered the chain of events is only one part of the affair. The loss -- through intimation of the newspaper that she and her husband had worked for is years build. the physical attacks upon them, the psychological harassment of men like Harry Ashmore, sading editor of the Arkansas Gazette and Bill Hadley, a famous who took when he could have avoided it, the suicides of two men who were crushed by the horrors of semi-anarchy in a peaceful but hitherto forward-looking those, too, are a part of the tragedy. ""Heroism"", says Mrs. Bate, is not something that can he weighed, measured, or compared..."" Whatever her bitterness (and it is deplored in a surprisingly was forward by Mrs. Roosevelt), Daisy Baes knows what really happened, and she describes it unhesitatingly. Those who will refuse to read, probably need it most. For those who do read it, this is a three-handkerchief book.

Publisher: David McKay