Elizabeth and Hazel
Two Women of Little Rock
Publication Date: October 2011
Veteran journalist David Margolick tells the story of Hazel Bryan and Elizabeth Eckford, the two women in the iconic photograph taken at Little Rock Central High School at the start of desegregation.
David Margolick is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review. He served for fifteen years as a legal affairs reporter at the New York Times, writing the weekly "At the Bar" column and covering the trial of O. J. Simpson, among others. He is the author of Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink. Carrington MacDuffie has been singing and performing spoken word both in the studio and on the stage for many years. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks and has received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award. Her original audiobook of poetry and music, Many Things Invisible, was nominated for an Audie in two categories.
Author David Margolick explores the tumultuous lives of â�� and off-and-on relationship between â�� Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan, two women made famous by the 1957 "Crisis at Little Rock," where Eckford was one of the first black students to attend a major high school in the formerly segregated south. More at NPR.org
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"Margolick's book becomes utterly engrossing, for it touches on a variety of thorny, provocative themes: the power of race, the nature of friendship, the role of personality, the capacity for brutality and for forgiveness." ---Publishers Weekly