Like Judgment Day: The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood Audiobook, by Michael D’Orso Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Michael D’Orso, Michael D'Orso Narrator: Richard Davidson, Richard M. Davidson Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781428199293

Publisher Description

Stunning and powerful, Like Judgment Day is the hauntingly true story of the Rosewood massacre. Michael D'Orso's compelling journalistic prose reads like the most vivid novel as he describes the earth-shattering events of January 1923 and its survivors' patient, 70-year quest for justice. When a black man was accused of attacking a white woman in a rural Florida town, a tinderbox of racial hatred was ignited. On New Year's Day 1923, Rosewood, a town of hard-working, middle class African Americans was burned to the ground by an angry mob of whites. After hiding in frigid nearby swamps for days, the few survivors never returned. The town's existence vanished like a mirage until 1982 when a local journalist-writing an article on weekend getaways-stumbled upon the Rosewood secret. Narrator Richard M. Davidson's rich voice enhances D'Orso's masterful rendering of one of contemporary American history's most shameful tragedies.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is another of my favorite books. "

    - Judean, 11/4/2013
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    " Even though I am quite familiar with history, the story of Rosewood and its inhabitants took me by surprise. I was shocked that such brutality could occur. What is even more frightening is that such brutality still occurs to this day around the world. "

    - Dawn, 7/3/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A wonderfully written book about one of the better known episodes of American ethnic cleansing, D'Orso's story really focuses on the long quest of the Rosewood descendants for justice. Read it and then watch Marco Williams' film Banished. "

    - Dan, 4/2/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Powerfully written dual-story about the massacre itself as well as the quest for recognition and reparations in the Florida legislature 70 years later. Important. "

    - Bobbi, 3/23/2010
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Well done, if a bit convoluted..hard to keep up with so many characters. Great read for anyone wo enjoys American History. "

    - Diana, 8/31/2009
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Oh, wow. For those of us who think the Obama Era is "post racism", read this before you make fools of your selves. "

    - Mary, 3/4/2008

About the Author

Michael D’Orso’s work includes fifteen books, seven of which have been bestsellers and three of which have been Pulitzer Prize nominees. His subjects range from politics to professional football, from racial confict to environmental destrution. His work has been featured or reviewed in publications including the New Yorker, the New York Times, Time, and Newsweek, and he has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, C-Span’s Book TV, MSNBC, and numerous National Public Radio programs. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, his writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, and the Washington Post, among others. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

About the Narrators

Richard Davidson has appeared on Broadway in I Hate Hamlet, Ghetto, and The Survivor, and off-Broadway in Bedfellows and Hurrah at Last. His television and film credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, and The Hurricane.

Richard M. Davidson is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he is well versed in theater and has had a long-standing career in acting, including a lead role in the show Diamonds, which aired on the CBS network, and a part in ESPN’s The Hustle.