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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Calvin Trillin Narrator: Calvin Trillin, Calvin Trillin, Robert Fass Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9780735289093
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From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant collection from fifty years of reporting on race and racism across the country.

In this collection, Calvin Trillin returns to the early years of his storied career, when he was a young journalist posted in a fitfully-desegregating Georgia. The people he met there, the country-shaking events he covered, and the changes he saw being made—or blocked—would impact him deeply, and for the next fifty years, Trillin would return to stories about race, racism, and segregation across the entire country. Now, for the first time, the best of Trillin’s pieces on this period and its legacy in the years that followed are collected in one volume.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Written] with the diligent clarity, humane wit, polished prose, and attention to pertinent detail that exemplify Trillin’s journalism at its best.”

    USA Today

  • “Everything in Jackson, 1964 resonates…More than a history lesson…[It’s] a memorial of sorts…The biggest honor Mr. Trillin paid these men and women was to write about them so honestly and so well.”

    New York Times

  • “This book provides historical context to the issues of race, racism, voter suppression and income inequality.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Modern and urgent. Essay after essay reminds us that the history of this struggle consists of events that easily could happen today.”

    Minneapolis Star-Tribune

  • “These unsettling tales, elegantly written and wonderfully reported, are like black-and-white snapshots from the national photo album.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “Trillin’s fifty years of writing about race in the US is as historic as a lunch counter sit-in and as current as today’s tweets.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “Expos[es] through perceptive observations and nuanced humor the insidious nature of discriminatory practices.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Haunting pieces that show how our window on the past is often a mirror.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “These articles represent some of the most riveting, immediate, and pointed writing on a subject that continues to be a major issue in American social and political life. They are written in Trillin’s singular style, which is both readable and enduring…Robert Fass, who narrates as a reporter, sticking to the facts in a low, muted voice…varies his pitch and tone enough to keep the book interesting.”


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About the Author
Author Calvin TrillinCalvin Trillin, a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker, was also the co-editor (with Gerald Jonas) of a one-issue publication called Beautiful Spot: A Magazine of Parking. He lives in Manhattan, and now keeps his car in a garage.
About the Narrator

Robert Fass is a veteran actor and seven-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, winning in 2011 and again in 2013. He is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects and has earned multiple Earphones Awards, including one for his narration of Francisco Goldman’s Say Her Name, which was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2011. Fass has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, as well as to nonfiction works in history, memoir, health, journalism, and business.