A friend of mine named Rat just read Sundown Town Duty Station. He asked me if I had read Terror in the Night before writing Sundown Town. I had not read Terror but bought it from Amazon. It was published in 1993. Author: Jack Nelson, Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times reporter.
It is the story of the KKK's campaign against the Jews in Mississippi in the late 60s.
Rat was a student in Meridian the same time I was there, so we've had a nice time emailing about the town in 1968 and mutual friends and acquaintances. But the main point from Rat was that Terror in the Night is a great rendition of KKK activity in Mississippi in the late 60s.
Good book, Terror in the Night.
Book signing at All on the Same Page Book Store in Creve Coeur on Saturday, 10:30.
John Zerr is the author of four novels, The Ensign Locker, Sundown Town Duty Station, Noble Deeds, and The Happy Life of Preston Katt.
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