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Five days : the fiery reckoning of an American city

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First edition.

"When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an 'illegal knife' in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated 'roughly' as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray was in a coma he would never recover from. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like a final straw--it led to a week of protests and then five days described alternately as a riot or an uprising that set the entire city on edge, and caught the nation's attention. Wes Moore is one of Baltimore's most famous sons--a Rhodes Scholar, bestselling author, decorated combat veteran, White House fellow, and current President of the Robin Hood Foundation. While attending Gray's funeral, he saw every strata of the city come together: grieving mothers; members of the city's wealthy elite; activists; and the long-suffering citizens of Baltimore--all looking to comfort each other, but also looking for answers. Knowing that when they left the church, these factions would spread out to their own corners, but that the answers they were all looking for could only be found in the city as a whole, Moore--along with Pulitzer-winning coauthor Erica Green--tells the story of the Baltimore uprising. Through both his own observations, and through the eyes of other Baltimoreans: Partee, a conflicted black captain of the Baltimore Police Department; Jenny, a young white public defender who's drawn into the violent center of the uprising herself; Tawanda, a young black woman who'd spent a lonely year protesting the killing of her own brother by police; and John DeAngelo, scion of the city's most powerful family and owner of the Baltimore Orioles, who has to make choices of conscience he'd never before confronted. Each shifting point of view contributes to an engrossing, cacophonous account of one of the most consequential moments in our recent history--but also an essential cri de coeur about the deeper causes of the violence and the small seeds of hope planted in its aftermath." --

Available copies

  • 4 of 9 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

3 current holds with 9 total copies.
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Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Chappaqua Library 363.323 MOORE (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005600052122
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library 363.323 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31009154752962
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library 363.323 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31009154752970
Checked out
07/28/2020
Larchmont Public Library 363.323 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31014152865907
Checked out
07/15/2020
Mount Kisco Public Library 363.32 MOORE (Text)
New Nonfiction
31017151875256
Checked out
07/22/2020
Mount Pleasant Public Library 323 M (Text)
New Book
31024153666915
Available
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The Field Library 363.323 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31022152242266
On holds shelf
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White Plains Public Library ACQ91208 (Text)
On Order
ACQ91208
On order
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library 363.32 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31035613053460
Available
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