University of North Carolina PressOn the road again!

Upcoming readings:

October 6, 2015, 6:30 pm
University of North Carolina-Charlotte,  J. Murrey Atkins Library

“How Harry Golden and his Very Small Newspaper Changed the Civil Rights Movement.”

Author talk and panel discussion,
Halton Reading Room, Atkins Library
9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223


Monday, October 19, 2015, 7:30 pm
Columbia Jewish Book Festival
Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
306 Flora Dr, Columbia, SC 29223

(See more on readings present and past.)


Interview: “The State of Things”
WUNC in Durham, NC,

with host Frank Stasio,
produced by Anita Rao

What people are saying:

“Hartnett is a superb writer who knows what can be produced when you research the past and learn what ‘regular people’ are reading.”
Robert B. Stepto, reviewing for The Washington Post.   See full review.

“Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett’s biography of Harry Golden is, at 266 pages of text, the right length. She does not scant any of her subject’s faults and brings out his virtues…”  — Joseph Epstein, The Wall Street Journal.

A “superbly written, solidly researched book… will stand as a moving portrait of a man whose life and work, in Hartnett’s words, trace the “arc of the civil rights movement.” Golden was a fascinating figure and, by hook and by crook, he inserted himself into the center of a fascinating — and incendiary — period of history.”    — David Laskin, author of “The Family: A Journey into the Heart of the 20th Century.” reviewing for The Seattle Times.

See full review on the Seattle Times site.

From CHOICE connect:

(A publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries/American Library Association)

“This book describes a significant chapter of American political history, serves as a supplemental resource for social and cognitive psychology, and will appeal as a well-told, stranger-than-fiction tale.”  See full review.

“..Comprehensive, expertly researched and engagingly written.” –Sam Shaipro, Charlotte Observer    See the full review.

“…This highly readable and recommended biography will be a welcome addition to public and university libraries, especially those with interests in Jewish American culture, the civil rights movement, and the American South.”
–Starred review in Library Journal, April 15, 2015.

“[Golden]…is the subject of a brisk, thoroughly researched, and mostly admiring biography by Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett.”
From Edward Kosner, for Commentary Magazine

“…Much more than the biography of one man, however, this is a well-told account of the civil rights movement, describing significant milestones in its history, the splits among its leaders, and the various forms that activism took. A solid piece of research that reveals both the strengths and weaknesses of a now-forgotten man who loved a good story and could put a comic spin on important social issues.”
— From Kirkus Reviews, Feb. 14, 2015

More reviews

Book description

Conversation with the author

Fact sheet


Links for media use

Radio interviews