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Where Rebels Roost features:
--A Nine-page Selected Bibliography/Citations: 73 Books; 3 Dissertations; 47 Articles; 32 Collections, Interviews, Oral Histories
--Twenty-pages/Lists of Dead/References 900+ names and information of African Americans lynched and murdered in Mississippi from 1870 to 1970 (references Southern Law & Poverty Center, NAACP, Tuskegee Institute, individual family and friends, personal research)
--Sixteen-page/160+ Names of Emmett Till Principles/Names and biographies of people close to this case, from lawyers, witnesses, judges and jurors to police, politicians, friends and families.
--And over one hundred specific Sovereignty Commission Documents, cited with references given (plus over 1,000 footnotes!)
But more important are the stories of some very unique, persevering and brave people – stories that deserve to be told. I hope you enjoy this read as much as I've enjoyed writing it. Who should read this book? Genealogists, historians, history buffs, teachers, students, civil rights activists and followers, anyone who loves a fascinating story.
" ... an absorbing and substantial work that speaks in many provocative ways." Lois Brown, director of the Weissman Center for Leadership and Liberal Arts, Mount Holyoke College
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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT
SUSAN KLOPFER'S BOOKS
“It is such a gift to be able to bring history to life in the form of engaging fiction. Susan Klopfer does this so very well in a gripping, ‘edge of your seat’ fashion. Bravo!”—Denis Campbell, host and managing editor, World View Show; editor, UK Progressive"
Susan Klopfer, the leading authority on the history of the Mississippi civil rights movement. Thank God for enterprising historians like Susan Klopfer who have the courage to state the obvious." Alan Bean, Ph.D., Friends of Justice
"An amazing guide to Mississippi's unsolved civil rights murders." Tom Head, Mississippi activist and About.com Guide to Civil Liberties
"An absorbing and substantial work that speaks in many provocative ways." Lois Brown, director of the Weissman Center for Leadership and Liberal Arts, Mount Holyoke College
“Susan Klopfer is determined to tell the truth about Mississippi and about America.” Ben Greenberg, poet, essayist and activist and author of the blog Hungry Blues
“Klopfer has woven history, fiction, and fantasy into a compelling tale that not only highlights real events, but describes them in a fascinating narrative that pulls the reader along for the ride”— Chris Petersen, author of Methuselah's Secret
“This is a bold and first-rate work that explores very significant social frontiers. Susan Klopfer is a veteran activist of high courage—and a fine writer very well versed in the creative art of suspense.”—Hunter Gray, [Hunter Bear/John R. Salter Jr.] Mi'kmaq, author of Jackson Mississippi: An American Chronicle of Struggle and Schism.”
“Forty-two chapters of conspiracy-filled action, The Plan is tightly based on true fact. Susan Klopfer has written historical nonfiction books for years. This time, she goes a step farther to solve murders that investigators haven't been willing to touch.”— Patricia Fua, librarian
“I am not much of a history nut but I really enjoyed the book. A nicely crafted mix of history, plot, conspiracy, and fun. Well done.”— Robert Higgins, M.F.T.
“If you like murder mysteries, suspense, travel, legal topics, mixed with civil rights and fantasy, in an old fashioned whodunnit that doesn’t leave out the FBI, CIA, and COINTELPRO, I know you will like this action-packed read.” —Betty Orr, writer
“Filled with information to titillate the most sophisticated conspiracy theorist, Susan Klopfer ‘s first foray into thriller fiction is thought-provoking fodder and a fun read!”—Frances Hogg Lochow, author and horror magazine editor
“‘It takes a village to commit atrocities [like JFK’s assassination]!’ Loved this quote by Sara Mercury, a fired fictional journalist looking for the story of her life (a character in The Plan)!”— Steve Hall, book lover