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The Camille De Rose Story by  Camille De ROSE - First Edition - 1953 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and

The Camille De Rose Story

by De ROSE, Camille

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Chicago: De Rose Publishing Co, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. First-hand (if unreliable) account of the 1951 Cicero Race Riot, which was precipitated when the author rented an apartment to an African-American couple in her otherwise all-white apartment building. In the chaos that ensued, more than 4,000 white citizens of Cicero descended on the apartment building, setting fire to portions of it and bombarding the Black residents with rocks and bricks. De Rose was among those indicted for the incident, and in this volume she presents her rambling, sometimes incoherent self-defense, blaming her misfortune equally on the FBI, the ACLU, and "a group of colored incendiaries on the prowl for a chance to light the fuse." Octavo. Red cloth boards; map endpapers; 348pp. Possibly a second issue - the tile-page is truncated (omitting sub-title found on other copies) and there is a replacement label pasted over the original publisher's imprint on title page. Tight, Near Fine copy, lacking the dustjacket.


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