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Boats against the current : a novel

Author: John Logue
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed
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The governor is on his deathbed; a black woman tries to have her son, a Vietnam War casualty, buried in a white cemetery; a prominent doctor is found dead, an apparent suicide. It is January 1967, and Jack Harris has returned to Alabama, after a seven-year absence, to be editor of the Montgomery Courant. As he struggles with the news, trying to reconcile his principles with the segregationist policies of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Logue
ISBN: 0316532207 9780316532204
OCLC Number: 13581226
Description: 230 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by John Logue.

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The governor is on his deathbed; a black woman tries to have her son, a Vietnam War casualty, buried in a white cemetery; a prominent doctor is found dead, an apparent suicide. It is January 1967, and Jack Harris has returned to Alabama, after a seven-year absence, to be editor of the Montgomery Courant. As he struggles with the news, trying to reconcile his principles with the segregationist policies of the newspaper and its publisher, Harris begins the process of reassimilation into the culture and good-ole-boy network of Southern politics--From Library Journal.

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