Kevin Boyle

Kevin Boyle is an American author and historian, known for his work on the history of twentieth-century America. He is particularly recognized for his book 'Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age,' which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2004 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Boyle's work often explores themes of racial injustice and social history.


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  1. 1. Arc of Justice

    "Arc of Justice" is a riveting and complex story that unfolds in the racially tense backdrop of 1920s Detroit. The narrative follows an African American physician who moves his family into a predominantly white neighborhood, resulting in a chain of violent events. The doctor stands trial for murder, and the case garners national attention. The book delves into the doctor's fight for justice and the broader societal implications of racial tension, prejudice, and civil rights in America.