The 40 Best Books of 2016

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, Heather Ann Thompson (Pantheon)
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Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, Heather Ann Thompson (Pantheon)

Historian Thompson presents a gripping history of one of the most infamous riots in American history: the Attica uprising, in which more than a thousand prisoners held jail guards and employees hostage to protest the brutal conditions they had been forced to endure for years.

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