Bluff City reviews and interviews

23 Jan

Bluff City does a masterful job of telling the story of civil rights in Memphis in the 1960s, framing it with Withers’ biography, and culminating with the sanitation workers’ strike that would bring King to town — and to his death. Not only is it a great narrative, it’s also reminder, in these polarised times, that moral complexity is baked into human affairs, and that sometimes people do the wrong thing for what they perceive is the right reason.” –Ed Ward reviews for Financial Times

The Intercept

The New Yorker

Wall Street Journal

“Lauterbach’s vibrant study of Withers…doubles as a love letter to Withers’s hometown”-New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice

WNYC, All of It with Alison Stewart

New York Times Book Review

NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon


Lapham’s Quarterly

Garden & Gun

Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Black Press USA (via New Tri-State Defender)

New York Journal of Books

Shelf Awareness




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