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CONVICTION The Murder Trial That Powered Thurgood Marshall's Fight for Civil Rights

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ron Butler

History • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

This audiobook combines a superb performance with content so compelling that it becomes a must-listen. Narrator Ron Butler's perfect delivery allows listeners to stay focused on Thurgood Marshall's defense of Willie D. Lyons, an African-American wrongly convicted of a gruesome triple murder in Oklahoma in 1939. The authors chronicle the murder, the trial, and Marshall's unsuccessful effort to have the Supreme Court reverse an obviously unjust conviction. Butler perfectly captures Lyons's and Marshall's personas, and the impact this trial had on each man and the nation, pacing the delivery and using inflection to highlight a series of crucial events. This extraordinary audiobook has lessons that resonate as strongly now as they did 80 years ago. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2019]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982652678 $24.95 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781982652685 $19.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781982652692 $19.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781982652661 $49.00 • Six CDs

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