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Book Review: Race to Judgment

By Ian Nawalinski

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Race to Judgment

By Frederic Block
SelectBooks (2017)
 

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On the surface, Race to Judgement is a work of fiction: a story about the tribulations of a criminal defense lawyer and civil rights advocate named Ken Williams and his quest to dethrone a corrupt district attorney. The author, Judge Frederic Block, prefers the term “reality-fiction” (and rightfully so). Throughout the book, the underlying narrative is one based on the very real struggles that exist within the criminal justice system. It is a narrative where the characters and themes are inspired by real people and real events in history. Above all, it is a story that serves as a portrait of Brooklyn, New York, offering a revealing sense of the author’s intimate knowledge of the neighborhood where the story takes place.

What is most rewarding about Race to Judgement is the level of authenticity that can only come from someone like Judge Block, a man who has spent two decades on the bench. The novel takes a behind-the-scenes look at th

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