Book of the Week 12/2/13


No matter what our personal opinions concerning the Trayvon Martin case, most may agree that Jack Cashill’s book ‘If I had a Son’: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman (WND Books, 2013) gives a fascinating and well-written accounts from the case’s beginning to subsequent trials (no pun intended) and tribulations of George Zimmerman, who was later acquitted in Martin’s death (On a side note, Zimmerman’s had a few more legal troubles since the release of If I Had a Son).

This book documents events chronologically with strong writing and close attention paid to building suspense. Some won’t agree with many points in If I Had a Son while others appalled as to how how the media continued offering misleading information (one point: the now-infamous edited 911 tapes). Jack Cashill offers a great deal of information without boring the reader.

If I Had a Son is neither light nor a quick read, but whatever side you take in this case, this book is that makes us think deeper below the surface. Another excellent addition to the true crime book shelf.