Preston Lauterbach is the author of Bluff City, Beale Street Dynasty, The Chitlin' Circuit, a Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe book of the year, and co-author of Brother Johnson: Growing Up with Robert Johnson. He is a former visiting scholar at Rhodes College and a Virginia Humanities Fellow. He lives in Virginia.
"...a highly enjoyable account...The minute attention to detail
suggests painstaking research, but a discreet and likeable
authorial presence is maintained throughout." -- Times Literary
"Adds a fascinating chapter to civil rights history." -- The New York Times Book Review
"All aspects of this complex, fascinating history are told... with verve and vivid erudition." -- Tom Nolan - The Wall Street Journal