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The Resource Five days : the fiery reckoning of an American city, Wes Moore with Erica L. Green

Five days : the fiery reckoning of an American city, Wes Moore with Erica L. Green

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Five days : the fiery reckoning of an American city
Title
Five days
Title remainder
the fiery reckoning of an American city
Statement of responsibility
Wes Moore with Erica L. Green
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an 'illegal knife' in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated 'roughly' as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray was in a coma he would never recover from. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like a final straw--it led to a week of protests and then five days described alternately as a riot or an uprising that set the entire city on edge, and caught the nation's attention. Wes Moore is one of Baltimore's most famous sons--a Rhodes Scholar, bestselling author, decorated combat veteran, White House fellow, and current President of the Robin Hood Foundation. While attending Gray's funeral, he saw every strata of the city come together: grieving mothers; members of the city's wealthy elite; activists; and the long-suffering citizens of Baltimore--all looking to comfort each other, but also looking for answers. Knowing that when they left the church, these factions would spread out to their own corners, but that the answers they were all looking for could only be found in the city as a whole, Moore--along with Pulitzer-winning coauthor Erica Green--tells the story of the Baltimore uprising. Through both his own observations, and through the eyes of other Baltimoreans: Partee, a conflicted black captain of the Baltimore Police Department; Jenny, a young white public defender who's drawn into the violent center of the uprising herself; Tawanda, a young black woman who'd spent a lonely year protesting the killing of her own brother by police; and John DeAngelo, scion of the city's most powerful family and owner of the Baltimore Orioles, who has to make choices of conscience he'd never before confronted. Each shifting point of view contributes to an engrossing, cacophonous account of one of the most consequential moments in our recent history--but also an essential cri de coeur about the deeper causes of the violence and the small seeds of hope planted in its aftermath"--
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1978-
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Moore, Wes
Dewey number
363.32/3097526090512
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6483.B35
LC item number
M66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Green, Erica L.
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  • Gray, Freddie
  • Baltimore Riots, Baltimore, Md., 2015
  • Police brutality
  • African Americans
  • Baltimore (Md.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Five days : the fiery reckoning of an American city, Wes Moore with Erica L. Green
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780525512363
Lccn
2019048820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1122798513
  • (OCoLC)1122798513
Label
Five days : the fiery reckoning of an American city, Wes Moore with Erica L. Green
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780525512363
Lccn
2019048820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1122798513
  • (OCoLC)1122798513

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