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Five days: the fiery reckoning of an American city

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Social conditions
Baltimore (Md.) -- Race relations
Baltimore Riots, Baltimore, Md., 2015
Gray, Freddie, -- 1989-2015
Police brutality -- Maryland -- Baltimore
title_displayFive days : the fiery reckoning of an American city
title_fullFive Days The Fiery Reckoning of an American City
Five days : the fiery reckoning of an American city / Wes Moore with Erica L. Green
title_shortFive days
title_subthe fiery reckoning of an American city
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
African Americans
Baltimore Riots, Baltimore, Md., 2015
Biography & Autobiography
Gray, Freddie
Nonfiction
Police brutality
Race relations
Social conditions
Sociology