THE CRIME OF MARTIN SOSTRE by Vincent Copeland

THE CRIME OF MARTIN SOSTRE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Briefly, more mercifully so than Martin Sostre's 31-41 year sentence, this reviews his arrest following a raid of some ""goons"" who claimed to have found eleven packets of heroin in the small Afro-Asian bookshop he ran in Buffalo, New York. According to Copeland, Sostre's only crime was in fighting for black liberation but the interest in Sostre, if there is any, is quickly nullified by Copeland's hamhanded writing (he was a former wildcat strike leader and ""radical writer"") and wadded fillers (what Copeland read in a secondhand bookshop or in the public library) which have nothing to do with the case he has attempted and failed to serve.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1970
Publisher: McGraw-Hill