New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of Getting Away with Murder

Getting Away with Murder

(2003)
The True Story of the Emmett till Case
A non fiction book by

 
 
The kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till is famous as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi during the summer of 1955. Likely showing off to friends, Emmett allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later his brutally beaten body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River. The extreme violence of the crime put a national spotlight on the Jim Crow ways of the South, and many Americans - black and white - were further outraged at the speedy trial of the white murderers. Although the two white men were tried and acquitted by an all-white jury, they later bragged publicly about the crime. It was a galvanizing moment for black leaders and ordinary citizens, including such activists as Rosa Parks. In clear, vivid detail Chris Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of the crime, as well as the dramatic court trial, and places it into the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement.

    Get it on Google Play

Similar Books by other authors...


Used availability for Chris Crowe's Getting Away with Murder

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Library Binding

Title: Getting Away With Murder: The True Story Of The Emmett Till Case (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Chris Crowe
ISBN: 0-606-40879-7 / 978-0-606-40879-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2003 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case
Author(s): Chris Crowe
ISBN: 0-8037-2804-2 / 978-0-8037-2804-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case
Author(s): Chris Crowe
ISBN: 0-451-47872-X / 978-0-451-47872-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speak
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Getting Away With Murder
Author(s): Chris Crowe
Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible
Availability: Amazon   


January 2009 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Getting Away With Murder
Author(s): Chris Crowe
Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2009 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Getting Away With Murder
Author(s): Chris Crowe
Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case
Author(s): Chris Crowe
Publisher: Dial Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA