The Savage City

Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge
The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge. Morrow. Mar. 2011. 496p. ISBN 9780061824555. $27.99.
The city was New York and the time 1963, when two young white women were murdered in their apartment and nearly blind black teenager George Whitmore Jr. was charged. The corrupt and deeply racist NYPD had evidently coerced a confession. Best-selling author English weaves together the story of Whitmore, bad cop Bill Phillips, and Dhoruba bin Wahad, a member of the fledgling Black Panther Party, to tell this chilling story. History as wake-up call; with a 100,000-copy first printing.
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