Ashleigh Hite Hite itibaren Chistovo, Ivanovskaya oblast', Rusya, 155065
I got caught up in reading other books and didn't get to this one until a few days before it was due at the library so was unable to finish it. My husband read it while I was frittering away my time on other things and was much impressed--probably a 5 star book for him. This book is amazingly detailed for an "abridged" edition. The on-the-ground activities of the Freedom Riders and the political maneuvering of the Kennedy administration seem to be equally well documented. I was surprised to learn that there had been earlier efforts to enforce integrated travel on interstate buses starting in the 1940s. However, most of the book deals with the Freedom Rider campaign that took place in the early 1960s. This is well worth reading for details on this pivotal time in American history.