Archive for August 12, 2009

…because I went to Barnes and Noble in Leominster Mass today.

If you went back a couple of years or even as little as 6 months you would have a hard time finding books that supported conservatives in any quantity. I had noted time and time again that they were either in hiding or rarely in stock.

But today Dick Morris’ book Catastrophe is prominently displayed. Where only two copies of Michelle Malkin’s Culture of Corruption (my review here) once stood; a stack sits prominently. And where once Mark Levin was not to be found, there sits Liberty and Tyranny basking in the best seller section for all to see and buy.

If these books are selling in the Fitchburg/Leominster Massachusetts area then this president is in REAL trouble.

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My pre-release review through the Amazon Vine program of Carlotta Walls LaNier’s Biography A Mighty long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School is available at Amazon.com here.

I think the strength of the book is as a general biography rather than simply a story of one of the key events of the civil rights era. I think it also explains the suspicion that many in the black community sometimes still have even decades after the actions of the 1950 & 60’s are anathema to nearly all. After all this is still in living memory.

What strikes me is the importance of the family structure in her coping with events that she as a young teen didn’t see coming. It is the collapse of that structure in the black community that given her sacrifice is simply criminal.

The book is due out in two weeks, it’s well worth a pre-order.