Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America
University Alabama Press, Hardcover, 9780817317539, 249pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
"Through newspaper accounts and copious interviews, Hollars has wrought a highly stylized . . . account of the murder [of Michael Donald] and its aftermath, with discussions of two other homicides. . . . However, the substantive central narrative justifies the effort of following these twists and turns. Hollars compares Donald's legacy to those of Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, James Meredith, and Martin Luther King Jr. Though this might be a stretch, Donald's life and death are certainly worth remembering."--Publishers Weekly
"Thirteen Loops [is] a cogent and valuable history, documented extensively in a lengthy bibliography; it is an important academic document. It is more than that, though. It is written in story form, conversationally, as though recounted by a friend, and this form makes it a very personal experience to read. It makes Thirteen Loops one of those rare books that is impossible to put down, that is transformative, that will remain forever in memory."--Haydens Ferry Review