USA: 1st Book Library, 2003. First Edition, First Printing. A Fine Softcover.
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality.
New / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #16227
Delve into the gripping pages of "The Trial of Ruby McCollum," a riveting account that sent shockwaves through the very bedrock of the Segregationist South. Unraveling like a finely spun tapestry of true-crime intrigue, the narrative lays bare the astonishing events surrounding a notorious Florida murder case.
Set against the backdrop of a racially divided society, the tale unfurls as a wealthy African-American wife finds herself entangled in a web of passion and betrayal, ultimately leading her to commit a heinous act: the murder of her white lover, a prominent physician and senator-elect.
In this meticulously detailed chronicle, the story not only comes alive but also resonates with historical significance. Every twist and turn is meticulously documented, transporting readers back to an era fraught with tension and prejudice. The tension between personal desires and societal constraints crackles in the air, mirroring the wider struggle for civil rights and equality.
At the heart of the narrative lies a novella, a masterful retelling that invites readers to step into the shoes of those involved. Vivid descriptions and nuanced character portrayals breathe life into the individuals who shaped this compelling saga. As the layers of the story are meticulously peeled away, the motives, emotions, and conflicts of each character come to light, adding depth to an already intricate tale.
Nestled within these pages, readers will find an invaluable treasure: the full transcript of the trial itself. The courtroom becomes a stage for the clash of ideologies, legal maneuvering, and the search for justice. With every word spoken by witnesses, lawyers, and the accused herself, the tension escalates, showcasing the power struggles and societal pressures that lay at the heart of the trial.