13 Days in Ferguson by Captain Ronald Johnson audiobook
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13 Days in Ferguson: A Memoir

By Captain Ronald Johnson , with Alan Eisenstock
Read by Captain Ronald Johnson

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9781496416575

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781713519379

  • ISBN: 9781713519379

Runtime: 6.96 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

On August 14, 2014, five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown ignited race riots throughout the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the nation found an unlikely hero in Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Charged with the Herculean task of restoring peace between a hostile African American community and the local police, Johnson, a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an African American, did the unthinkable: He took off his bulletproof vest and joined the protesters. 

The 13 days and nights that followed were the most trying of Johnson's life - professionally, emotionally, and spiritually. Officers in his own command called him a traitor. Lifelong friends stopped speaking to him. The media questioned and criticized his every decision. Alone at the center of the firestorm, with only his family and his faith to cling to, Johnson persevered in his belief that the only way to effectively bridge the divide between black and blue is to - literally - walk across it. 

In 13 Days in Ferguson, Johnson shares, for the first time, his view of what happened during the 13 turbulent days he spent stabilizing the city of Ferguson, and the extraordinary impact those two historic weeks had on his faith, his approach to leadership, and what he perceives to be the most viable solution to the issues of racism and prejudice in America.

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Author Bio: Captain Ronald Johnson

Author Bio: Captain Ronald Johnson

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Author Bio: Alan Eisenstock

Author Bio: Alan Eisenstock

Alan Eisenstock has written extensively for television shows, magazine articles, plays, and advertising copy. After a very successful career he recently began focusing exclusively on prose. His books include In Stitches, written with Dr. Anthony Youn, Cancer on $5 a Day with Robert Schimmel, The Kindergarten Wars, Ten on Sunday, and Sports Talk among many others.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English