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Congratulations to Don Fehr’s client Patrick Phillips! BLOOD AT THE ROOT is a finalist for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction!

Posted by admin  at October 27, 2016

Patrick Phillips
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America
(W. W. Norton)

Book cover: Blood at the Root

As current political discourse addresses controversial notions regarding immigrants and race relationships, the events Phillips describes in this harrowing chronicle of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, in the early twentieth century feels eerily contemporary and all-too relevant. Although Phillips is an award-winning poet, translator, and professor, he brings a journalist’s crisp perspective to this precise and disquieting account of a reprehensible and underreported chapter in America’s racial history.