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In the Shadow of Statues

In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu
Mar 20, 2018 | 240 Pages
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“[Mitch Landrieu] has done something, in his speech and his book, that other politicians should emulate. He’s tried to reckon with America’s sins while offering an optimistic, big-hearted and deeply patriotic defense of cosmopolitanism as the source of American greatness.”The New York Times

“[A] thought-provoking piece of political writing…Uncomfortable as it might be to think of our country’s history…we have to do so, if we want to live within the truth. Landrieu has shown the way.”The Washington Post

“[A] compelling reconsideration of what it means to be a Southerner in contemporary America.”—

“Part memoir and part manifesto, the book follows Landrieu’s political path as well as the evolution of his thoughts on race and history.”—

“A powerful, welcome manifesto in the cause of a new and better South—and a ‘better America.'”Kirkus Reviews

“[A] timely message of racial reconciliation.”National Journal

“Mitch Landrieu takes us on an extraordinarily powerful journey that is both political and personal. With a balance of humility and conviction, he recounts his path to a more profound understanding of racial justice and explains how this journey led him to remove the Confederate monuments in New Orleans. It’s an important book for everyone in America to read, because it shows how intellectual honesty can lead to moral clarity.” —Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo Da Vinci and Steve Jobs

Praise for Mitch Landrieu and his May 2017 speech:

“The masterpiece we needed at the moment we needed it” —The New York Times

“A remarkably compelling speech about race in America…stunningly eloquent” —CNN

“Evocative” —POLITICO Magazine

“Courageous, controversial and frankly long overdue” —US News & World Report

“Eloquence, power and humility” —Chicago Tribune

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