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David Zucchino is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for his coverage of South Africa for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has been nominated for the prize an additional four times for coverage of Iraq, Lebanon, Africa, and inner-city Philadelphia.

The so called “Wilmington Race Riot” of 1898 is an important but largely overlooked historical event. It was (mis)recorded by racist newspapers of the time, and some of the misconceptions from that period continue to survive (as seen in the very name by which this white supremacist insurrection is known).

Zucchino has written a detailed moment-by-moment account of that day in November 1898, fleshing out the characters, white and black, as well as a comprehensive history of the racial politics of the era.

Zucchino is the author of two previous novels, Thunder Run (on the armored strike to capture Baghdad) and Myth of the Welfare Queen (a glimpse into the actual lives of two welfare mothers).

David Zucchino is a contributing writer for the New York Times.

He was formerly a national and foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780802146489
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date: January 7th, 2020