Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth audiobook

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

By Ron Stallworth
Read by Ron Stallworth

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250299369

  • ISBN: 9781250299369

Runtime: 5.84 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A #1 New York Times bestseller in Paperbacks

An Oprah Pick of Books behind the Summer's Biggest Movies

A BookRiot Pick of Books Best Experienced in Audio

The #1 New York Times Bestseller!

This extraordinary true story, read by the author, is the basis for the Academy Award winning film BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.

When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with interest, using his real name while posing as a white man. He figures he’ll receive a few brochures in the mail, maybe even a magazine, and learn more about a growing terrorist threat in his community.

A few weeks later the office phone rings, and the caller asks Ron a question he thought he’d never have to answer, “Would you like to join our cause?” This is 1978, and the KKK is on the rise in the United States. Its Grand Wizard, David Duke, has made a name for himself, appearing on talk shows, and major magazine interviews preaching a “kinder” Klan that wants nothing more than to preserve a heritage, and to restore a nation to its former glory.

Ron answers the caller’s question that night with a yes, launching what is surely one of the most audacious, and incredible undercover investigations in history. Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the "white" Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself conducts all subsequent phone conversations. During the months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even befriends David Duke himself.

Black Klansman is an amazing true story that unfolds like a crime thriller, and a searing portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stallworth’s story is so wild you can barely believe it―but certainly not wilder than the virulent resurgence of white supremacy in this country, so extreme it goes beyond the reach of satire.” Time
“The astonishing true story of one of the riskiest undercover investigations in American history…A compelling black empowerment story.” Variety
“A fascinating memoir of an extraordinary inquiry into a recrudescent Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Stallworth narrates his book, and he does a credible job. His voice sounds as folksy, imperfect, and real as you’d expect from a Colorado police detective. He reads slowly and deliberately, pauses for emphasis, and inserts his own humorous asides on the absurdity of the situation in which he found himself….[An] exciting story.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Ron Stallworth

Author Bio: Ron Stallworth

Ron Stallworth is a highly decorated, law enforcement veteran who worked undercover in narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence, and organized crime beats in four states. As the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, he overcame fierce racial hostility to achieve a thirty-two-year-long and distinguished career in law enforcement.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English