Spies of the Mississippi

CD - unabridged
Kit (3 discs)
Product Number: 3E105
Released: Jan 12, 2010
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ISBN: #9781456116033
Narrator/s: Peter Jay Fernandez
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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. ". a vivid depiction of those turbulent days ."-Booklist, starred review

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Author(s): Rick Bowers

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CD
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Author(s): Rick Bowers
Narrator(s): Peter Jay Fernandez
Product Number C7175
Released: Feb 09, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449851026
eAudio
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Author(s): Rick Bowers
Narrator(s): Peter Jay Fernandez
Product Number Z01497
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461815013
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Rick Bowers
Narrator(s): Peter Jay Fernandez
Product Number 3G199
Released: May 02, 2012
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ISBN: #9781456116019
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Class Set
Author(s): Rick Bowers
Narrator(s): Peter Jay Fernandez
Product Number 3M199
Released: Jan 12, 2010
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ISBN: #9781456116026
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Rick Bowers
Product Number 4T289
Released: Jan 12, 2010
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ISBN: #9781456116040
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Author(s): Rick Bowers
Product Number 16628
Released: Jan 12, 2010
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ISBN: #9781426305955

Professional reviews

"The story of the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history--The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission (funded by taxpayers)--during the height of the Civil Rights movement is all the more gripping for Peter Fernandez's deliberate, understated narration. From voter registration disruption to murder and the false imprisonment of a black Army veteran whose only crime was to attempt to attend college, the events have plenty of drama. Digging through the Commission's files, Bowers finds politicians and black leaders who were part of the state's vicious struggle to maintain segregation. Fernandez's narration excels when quoting the impassioned or ironic texts of civil rights advocates. He makes the entire account compelling. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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