Anyone looking for a good book to read should take a look at the recently published "Arc of Justice" by Kevin Boyle. I read it on a whim, and was blown away. I was inspired for only the second time to write a review at Amazon.com. (The first time was for an excellent book called "Parallax," by Alan Hirshfeld—another historical book, but about a scientific race amongst 19th Century astronomers.)
"Arc of Justice" is about the unfortunate events surrounding the attempt by an African American, Dr. Ossian Sweet, and his family to move into a white neighborhood in the booming city of Detroit in the late summer of 1925. For those who don't know anything else about this story, I won't give anything else away. I didn't know anything about the case going in, and so found the book to be extremely suspenseful, quite unlike my experience with any other book about historical events I have ever read.
Boyle's writing brings the characters and the time and place alive. I really felt like I knew what it was like to live in Detroit in 1925. An amazing work.