Formerly titled The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War
"No red-blooded American of today would favor censoring works of art. But while reading Dick Lehr's fascinating new book, The Birth of a Nation, you may find yourself rooting for just that."
"A notable new book."—Boston Globe
"Lively and well-researched."—Wall Street Journal
"The Birth of a Nation is an important account of a volatile moment in the eternal debate over how a free country regulates unpleasant expressions of those freedoms."
"A remarkable look at the power of mass media and the nascent civil rights movement at a pivotal time in American history."
—Booklist, STARRED review
"Lehr's fascinating portrait of simmering American racial tensions moving into the early 20th century, and his spotlight on men and women who, intentionally or not, helped galvanize painful and necessary conversations about civil rights, race relations, and the power of mass media for decades to come."—Library Journal, STARRED review
"A powerful rendering of an enduring conflict."—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review