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Peekskill: USA

(1951)
A non fiction book by

 
Howard Fast's firsthand account of the infamous 1949 Peekskill riots, including historical documents, photos, and newspaper repots

In 1949, author Howard Fast found himself in the middle of a violent and terrifying anticommunist riot in Peekskill, New York. Fast was the master of ceremonies at a civil rights benefit concert featuring Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger, and others. But local newspapers stoked anticommunist anger, and the event was besieged by a mob armed with rocks, clubs, fence posts, and knives. Fast's Peekskill, USA is a blow-by-blow account of the bloody riots, which led to the beating of the first black combat pilot in the US Air Force, Eugene Bullard.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.

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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Peekskill USA: Inside the Infamous 1949 Riots (African American)
Author(s): Howard Fast
ISBN: 0-486-45296-4 / 978-0-486-45296-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Peekskill USA: Inside the Infamous 1949 Riots
Author(s): Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media
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