New York Times reviews Beale Street Dynasty

30 May


“…not even a bullet in the head could stop [Bob] Church, who became the star mega-mogul of Beale Street. Like many of the district’s czars, he was both valiant and corrupt, a charmer and a thug. In a startlingly rebellious move, he opened what Lauterbach — the author of ‘The Chitlin’ Circuit’ — calls ‘sex slavery plantations,’ brothels stocked with white women….’Beale Street Dynasty’ adds a fascinating chapter to civil rights history. But for all the hatred it depicts, this gracefully written book never loses sight of the fun that made [W.C.] Handy exalt that stretch of dirt road.” New York Times

2 Responses to “New York Times reviews Beale Street Dynasty”

  1. Hudson Marquez May 30, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    Dats a good one!!

  2. Knox Lovell May 31, 2015 at 12:16 am #


    Congrats on #2, which I am looking forward to as much as I enjoyed #1.

    Knox (Australia & Durham NC (The Stallion Club))

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