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Book - Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

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Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
Heather Ann Thompson

A powerful account of the inhuman conditions that sparked the 1971 Attica prison riot, the agonizing days of negotiations when the inmates demanded to be treated as human beings, and the prison's armed retaking by New York State troopers and correction officers--despite both sides' wishes for continuing negotiations. A hail of bullets killed 29 inmates and 10 hostages, and wounded over 100 others. Following the retaking, surviving inmates suffered brutal physical, psychological, and racial abuse from both correctional officers and state police. Thompson chronicles the next 30 years as first inmates and then hostages or their families sought legal redress from a broken system.

WINNER of the 2017 PULITZER PRIZE in HISTORY. Softcover, 6x9, 752pp., 2017.

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History
Adult
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Heather Ann Thompson

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