The Lines Between Us

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 21 May 2019

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Very powerful and it almost has a tangible feeling of passion in the reporting style. It was meticulously researched - there is a wonderful balance between telling these personal stories, while also showing a higher-level commentary on housing in Baltimore overall. It was dry and textbook-style at times, but then again, I do not read a lot of non-memoir non-fiction, so that was tough to get through at times. But overall, very informative.
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I found the whole book thoroughly boring and the formatting terrible to the point of illegibility. I hope they fixed it in the final version.
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An important book a book  that is an eye opening look at  Baltimore at segregation and the segregated.A perfect title that clearly explains the world we live in the separation between the races.This was so well researched so involving could be used in university classes and would be great for book club discussions, #netgalley #Thenewpress
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This is a book by a journalist who took a hard look at the segregated history, and the history of segregation, of Baltimore, MD. If you've read the Kerner Report...you already know what happened (and is still happening).

Recommended for history geeks, civil rights scholars, housing and education activists, and legislators at every level.
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The Lines Between Us Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide Lawrence Lanahan was eye-opening read. Over the past year investigation Journalism has become my new favorite and I am so happy to add this book to my new favorite list.  Lanahan dives deep into politics, segregated neighborhoods and more, Lanahan did his research on this one, and because of that I have moved Evicted and The Color of Law up on my “To Be Read” list. I know I am not saying much here but this book is phenomenal, it should be a required read. America we still have work to do. Thank you, News Press, and NetGalley for this free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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I'm a fan of his writing and this was very interesting--but I think I would have found it more useful(?) if I had a better understanding of Baltimore. And I didn't. Still, excellent research and analysis.
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I did not finish this one. The writing was stilted and the point of view felt privileged and out of touch in places
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