Like Judgment Day by Michael D'Orso audiobook

Like Judgment Day: The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood

By Michael D'Orso
Read by Richard M. Davidson

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14.43 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781428199293

Stunning and powerful, Like Judgment Day is the hauntingly true story of the Rosewood massacre. Michael D'Orso's compelling journalistic prose reads like the most vivid novel as he describes the earth-shattering events of January 1923 and its survivors' patient, 70-year quest for justice. When a black man was accused of attacking a white woman in a rural Florida town, a tinderbox of racial hatred was ignited. On New Year's Day 1923, Rosewood, a town of hard-working, middle class African Americans was burned to the ground by an angry mob of whites. After hiding in frigid nearby swamps for days, the few survivors never returned. The town's existence vanished like a mirage until 1982 when a local journalist-writing an article on weekend getaways-stumbled upon the Rosewood secret. Narrator Richard M. Davidson's rich voice enhances D'Orso's masterful rendering of one of contemporary American history's most shameful tragedies.

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Stunning and powerful, Like Judgment Day is the hauntingly true story of the Rosewood massacre. Michael D'Orso's compelling journalistic prose reads like the most vivid novel as he describes the earth-shattering events of January 1923 and its survivors' patient, 70-year quest for justice. When a black man was accused of attacking a white woman in a rural Florida town, a tinderbox of racial hatred was ignited. On New Year's Day 1923, Rosewood, a town of hard-working, middle class African Americans was burned to the ground by an angry mob of whites. After hiding in frigid nearby swamps for days, the few survivors never returned. The town's existence vanished like a mirage until 1982 when a local journalist-writing an article on weekend getaways-stumbled upon the Rosewood secret. Narrator Richard M. Davidson's rich voice enhances D'Orso's masterful rendering of one of contemporary American history's most shameful tragedies.

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Author Bio: Michael D'Orso

Author Bio: Michael D'Orso

Michael D’Orso’s work includes fifteen books, seven of which have been bestsellers and three of which have been Pulitzer Prize nominees. His subjects range from politics to professional football, from racial confict to environmental destrution. His work has been featured or reviewed in publications including the New Yorker, the New York Times, Time, and Newsweek, and he has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, C-Span’s Book TV, MSNBC, and numerous National Public Radio programs. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, his writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, and the Washington Post, among others. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 14.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English