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  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781787461703
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

Black Klansman


The extraordinary true story of the black detective who goes undercover to investigate the KKK

***ADAPTED AS A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE BY SPIKE LEE - WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018 *** What happens when a black detective goes undercover in the KKK? An extraordinary true story.In 1978, Ron Stallworth is the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the local paper, he finds a classified ad for the Ku Klux Klan - and a P.O. box for interested enquiries.

All he's expecting are some racist brochures and a few scraps of information about the white nationalist terrorists in his community.

What he gets is a phone call inviting him to join the KKK.

So he does.

Launching an undercover investigation of incredible audacity, Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the 'white' Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself talks to the Klan over the phone. During his months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even manages to deceive the KKK "Grand Wizard" David Duke himself - dodging danger and reprisal at every turn...

Black Klansman is an amazing true story and a rollercoaster of a crime thriller; a searing and timely portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.

  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781787461703
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Ron Stallworth

Sergeant Ron Stallworth (Ret.) is a 32-year, highly decorated law enforcement veteran who worked undercover narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and organized crime beats in four states. As the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, Ron overcame fierce racial hostility to achieve a long and distinguished career in law enforcement.

Praise for Black Klansman

Hugely entertaining

Independent, on BlacKkKlansman

Twistedly funny

Dazed, on BlacKkKlansman

Completely brilliant

James Corden, on BlacKkKlansman

So wild you can barely believe it ... both hilarious and exquisitely direct

TIME, on BlacKkKlansman

A story well worth knowing

Daily Mail, on BlacKkKlansman

Ron’s story is nearly too strange to be believed, which is precisely what makes it so compelling

Variety, on BlacKkKlansman

Before you head for theaters, be sure you’ve read Black Klansman first. You’ll want the back-story. You’ll want the nuances. You’ll want every part of this book

Philadelphia Tribune

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