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Freedom Readers Book Club - A Fever in the Heartland...by Timothy Egan ~ ZOOM

A Fever in the Heartland, the Ku Klux Klan’s Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them (ZOOM)
by Timothy Egan


Goodreads Choice Award - Nominee for Best History & Biography (2023)

A FEVER IN THE HEARTLAND marries a propulsive drama to a powerful and page-turning reckoning with one of the darkest threads in American history.


A historical thriller by the Pulitzer and National Book Award-winning author that tells the riveting story of the Klan's rise to power in the 1920s, the cunning con man who drove that rise, and the woman who stopped them.

The Roaring Twenties--the Jazz Age--has been characterized as a time of Gatsby frivolity. But it was also the height of the uniquely American hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. Their domain was not the old Confederacy, but the Heartland and the West. They hated Blacks, Jews, Catholics and immigrants in equal measure, and took radical steps to keep these people from the American promise. And the man who set in motion their takeover of great swaths of America was a charismatic charlatan named D.C. Stephenson.

But at the peak of his influence, it was a seemingly powerless woman – Madge Oberholtzer – who would reveal his secret cruelties, and whose deathbed testimony finally brought the Klan to their knees.

For March 21 (ZOOM) ~ Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America by Ryan Busse
When:
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Carol Loesche
Category:
Freedom Readers
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