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The Resource God'll cut you down : the tangled tale of a white supremacist, a Black hustler, a murder, and how I lost a year in Mississippi, John Safran

God'll cut you down : the tangled tale of a white supremacist, a Black hustler, a murder, and how I lost a year in Mississippi, John Safran

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God'll cut you down : the tangled tale of a white supremacist, a Black hustler, a murder, and how I lost a year in Mississippi
Title
God'll cut you down
Title remainder
the tangled tale of a white supremacist, a Black hustler, a murder, and how I lost a year in Mississippi
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John Safran
Title variation
God will cut you down
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson. A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe it was a dispute over money rather than race-or, maybe and intriguingly, over sex. John Safran, a young white Jewish Australian documentarian, had been in Mississippi and interviewed Barrett for a film on race. When he learned of Barrett's murder, he returned to find out what happened and became caught up in the twists and turns of the case. During his time in Mississippi, Safran got deeper and deeper into this gothic southern world, becoming entwined in the lives of those connected with the murder-white separatist frenemies, black lawyers, police investigators, oddball neighbors, the stunned families, even the killer himself. And the more he talked with them, the less simple the crime-and the people involved-seemed to be. In the end, he discovered how profoundly and indelibly complex the truth about someone's life-and death-can be. This is a brilliant, haunting, hilarious, unsettling story about race, money, sex, and power in the modern American South from an outsider's point of view"--
  • "An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story about race, money, sex, and power in the modern American South"--
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God'll cut you down : the tangled tale of a white supremacist, a Black hustler, a murder, and how I lost a year in Mississippi, John Safran
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"Originally published under the name Murder in Mississippi by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books Australia, 2013"--title page verso
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Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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sky2ocm61394945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 351 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781594633355
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014017207
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
color illustrations
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God'll cut you down : the tangled tale of a white supremacist, a Black hustler, a murder, and how I lost a year in Mississippi, John Safran
Publication
Note
"Originally published under the name Murder in Mississippi by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books Australia, 2013"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm61394945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 351 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781594633355
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014017207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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