Carry Me Home by Diane McWhorter

"Carry Me Home" is a deeply researched historical account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 1960s. The book provides a comprehensive look at the racial tensions and violence that marked this period, focusing on key events such as the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The author, who grew up in Birmingham, also interweaves personal experiences and family history into the narrative, offering a unique perspective on the complex social and political dynamics of the time.

The 10643rd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 18

Since this book was first published in 2001, there is a penalty of 43.2%. The age adjusted score is 10.22.

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