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Author Rick Bowers uncovers a tragic episode from American history in this informative and fascinating (VOYA) book. During the civil rights movement, the state of Mississippi created an elaborate spy network. Its mission was to preserve segregation by any means necessary - including voter interference, sponsorship of white supremacy groups, and even murder.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 5/15/2011

    " This short book examines the very real anti-integration efforts of the Mississippi government in the 1950's and 1960's.It should be read in conjunction with 'The Help' - preferably before. It was a dangerous world down there! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/9/2011

    " A lot of information in a compact and easy to read book. There is a fascinating amount of information. Although it was enjoyable, I am unsure if it would make a good Rosie. There is not one underlying story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heleen | 2/11/2011

    " This is an informative quick read if you are interested in the civil rights movement, especially the events in Mississippi and how those events influenced the nation, and vice versa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 1/25/2011

    " A informative look at the secret spy network in my home state. Interesting reading, but perhaps a bit dry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/28/2010

    " Interesting information presented in short chapters. I didn't think it flowed very well though, and the writing was sometimes repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 12/21/2010

    " Very readable, and concise - just about 100 pages of a sobering, shitty chapter of American history. I learned a bunch - can't believe I had never heard of so much of it. And all just 50 years ago, or less.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/20/2010

    " Facinating and well written, full of great details that showcase history at both a largescale and personal level. The thought of what might becoming next left me both cringing and waiting for the next section. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexa | 12/17/2010

    " I want an adult book about this to be written in more detail, especially about the people involved. SO much history crammed into such a small space. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 12/13/2010

    " A fast-paced overview of a secret spy network established by the governor of Mississippi in the 1950s that sought to maintain a system of segregation throughout the state and thwart federal directives for integration. "

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About the Author

Rick Bowers worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than fifteen years, reporting for the Patriot Ledger, the Miami Herald, and USA Today. His articles have been published in the Washington PostChicago TribunePhiladelphia Inquirer, and Time. Working with AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the Library of Congress, he directed Voices of Civil Rights, a multimedia project that gathered thousands of first-hand accounts of the Civil Rights Movement to form the world’s largest archive of testimonials from the era, winning numerous awards. He is currently the Director of Creative Initiatives at AARP. He lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, with his wife and two daughters.