The Big Eddy Club: The Stocking Stranglings and Southern Justice by David RoseThe Big Eddy Club: The Stocking Stranglings and Southern Justice by David Rose

The Big Eddy Club: The Stocking Stranglings and Southern Justice

byDavid Rose

Paperback | April 5, 2011

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Called a "dazzlingly reported, supremely elegant" work by The Observer, The Big Eddy Club is an award-winning journalist's exposé of race, injustice, and serial murder in the Deep South—Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with an investigative edge. Over eight bloody months in the mid-1970s, a serial rapist and murderer terrorized Columbus, Georgia, killing seven affluent, elderly white women—almost all members of the Big Eddy social club for the town's elite. Carlton Gary, an African American man currently on death row for what came to be known as "the stocking stranglings," came within four hours of being executed in December 2009.

The Big Eddy Club connects Gary's late-twentieth-century trial with racially charged trials in Columbus of a previous era, to explore the broad topic of racial justice in the American South. This paperback edition includes an all-new afterword detailing the recent discovery of potentially exonerating evidence, which led to Gary's last-minute stay of execution and will likely result in a new trial.
David Rose is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and has worked for the Guardian, the Observer, and the BBC. He is the author of five previous books, including Guantánamo (The New Press).
Title:The Big Eddy Club: The Stocking Stranglings and Southern JusticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.45 × 0.87 inPublished:April 5, 2011Publisher:The New PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1595586717

ISBN - 13:9781595586711


Editorial Reviews

Just as it has been for nearly twenty years, this case is provoking question and controversy. And so will this book.—The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer[D]eeply fascinating . . .a damning, shameful saga.—Cleveland Plain DealerA compelling legal drama and exposé of racism in the justice system.—Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionAbout as good a piece of investigative reporting as you’re ever likely to get.—Sunday Times (UK)[An] engrossing blend of true crime, legal drama and acute exposé of racial antagonism.—Publishers WeeklyI have never heard a book talked about this much in all my years with the company.—Donna Sommer, Books-A-Million, Columbus, Georgia