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Between a Rock and a Hard Place


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Janis F. Kearney’s personalized biography of civil rights leader Daisy Lee Gatson Bates, the face and voice of the infamous 1957 Little Rock Central High Crisis. Daisy: Between a Rock and a Hard Place offers readers a poignant and horrific portrayal of the American south through the eyes and memories of Arkansas’ foremost civil rights leader. Co-founder and publisher of the award winning Arkansas State Press Newspaper, Daisy Lee Bates’ own historical journey to greatness was anything but straight or flawless.  Between a Rock and a Hard Place reveals Daisy Bates at her most innocent, and most daring.  Riveting in its honesty, Kearney promises readers something new in this oft-mined story of the beautiful orphan whose tragedy-filled childhood predestined the impassioned and discontented leader she would become; a woman impatient with the South’s measured efforts to right the wrongs of its dark history, and, in the end; a woman unapologetic for her own ambitions and passion to hurry change along.

Writing our World Publishing, LLC; March 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9889644-2-6
27.95 – HB / 19.95 PB

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