352 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 22 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4660-2
Published: February 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4661-9
Published: November 2018
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About the Author
Osha Gray Davidson is a journalist and author most recently of Clean Break: The Story of Germany's Energy Transformation and What Americans Can Learn From It.
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"For eighty years we've waited for a reply to Birth of a Nation. At last Osha Gray Davidson has done the job. The story of C. P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan of Durham, North Carolina, and of Ann Atwater, a black civil rights advocate, his enemy for so many years, is one of the most moving love stories I've ever come across. More than that, in a time of bleakness, it sounds a note of hope. The Best of Enemies is a glorious work."--Studs Terkel
"Mr. Davidson's book provides a brilliant beginning for understanding the South's many poor sons and daughters, black and white."--Dallas Morning News
"A well-crafted portrait of the evolution of race relations in Durham, N.C.--and of America's tendency to ignore issues of class."--Publishers Weekly
"This eloquent blend of history and advocacy journalism ends with a follow-up on the major figures and--with that rarest quality in a book on race in America--a reason for hope."--Kirkus Reviews
"A powerful testament to the redemptive powers of human nature."--Booklist