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D was in the midst of urban renewal destroying historically black neighborhoods to create space for corporations escaping a bankrupt and dangerous New York City just forty miles away Organized crime followed the money infiltrating Stamford at all levels The author reveals how racism misogyny the economy and corruption affected the young people’s daily lives and helped lead Margo and Howie to their deaths. Hart s memoir is a no holds barred investigation of a brutal bow and arrow murder in corrupt Stamford in the 70s but it s much than that Unraveling her past as a white woman in a biracial relationship Hart pieces together haunting memories with buried fact weaving in threads of racism privilege feminism and domestic and cultural violence Wry and honest we see ourselves what have we missed by not looking and what do we find when we look Jim Morrison had it right KATA TON DAIMONA ETAY Be faithful to the self or is it watch for the devil within Either way Hart s reckoning will leave you picking up your own pieces thinking about identity and complicityOf great interest is Hart s assessment of the importance of a free press in times of corruption When all levels of the government and justice system are abusing power where can people go with claims of abuse Only the press In the case of Margo Olson s murder Hart takes the ultimate step of exposing crime fueled Stamford with its mob connections dirty cops and marginalized citizenry and asks potent uestions Who is behind not one but two murders and why is the case still cold Justice for Margo justice for Hart s young self and justice for those trapped within a venal system riding high on exploitation and shady profiteering can and will be found in books like Stamford 76

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Stamford 76

To arrest Howie operating on the assumption that the black man is always guilty they killed him instead Margo’s murder was never solved Looking back at what might have happened in the author discovers a Bicentennial year steeped in recession racism and unrelenting violence It was also a time of flourishing second wave feminism when young women were encouraged to do anything if only they knew how Stamfor. One might start Stamford 76 expecting it to be a true story crime thriller but it s a much deeper contextual dive into a corrupt city police force the mob the 60 s drugs and race It s also at its heart a very personal memoir in which JoeAnn Hart finds herself compelled to reclaim and understand her younger self in the process of researching what really happened to Margo Olson a young woman murdered by bow and arrow Hart and Olson are acuainted with each other because their boyfriends are connected to each other Both Margo and JoeAnn are white girls swept up in the 60 s defying their families and feeling the rush of pushing against convention Both boyfriends are black and much of the book circles around the tensions in their relationships caused by personal motivations societal distortions poverty and racism Hart is brave in her writing she doesn t cut her boyfriend Joe any slack but she doesn t cut herself any slack either She admits freely that she is not an investigative reporter This is not that kind of book This is an exploration a thinking out loud a series of deadends and false starts leading her to uestion her assumptions and what she thought was true

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In July a twenty four year old white woman Margo Olson was found in a shallow grave in Stamford Connecticut with an arrow piercing through her heart A few weeks later Howie Carter her black boyfriend was killed by the police Howie and Margo’s interracial relationship held a distorted mirror to the author’s own with Howie’s best friend Joe Joe’s theory was that the police didn’t have any evidence. Wow A shattering remarkable read JoeAnn avoids the dreaded self involvement of so many memoirs while honestly exposing her own biases and growth during her 20 year research project The last chapter when she explores what might have happened is riveting Highly recommended


10 thoughts on “Stamford 76

  1. says:

    Wow A shattering remarkable read JoeAnn avoids the dreaded self involvement of so many memoirs while honestly exposing he

  2. says:

    Compelling mystery tragedy and memoir with exceptional storytelling in a clockwork that pulls at your heartstrings about women's ag

  3. says:

    This book is a book for our times JoeAnn Hart first and foremost is a vivid storyteller She creates a tapestry o

  4. says:

    One might start Stamford '76 expecting it to be a true story crime thriller but it's a much deeper contextual dive into a corrupt city police force the mob the 60's drugs and race It's also at its heart a very personal memoir in which JoeAnn Hart finds herself compelled to reclaim and understand her younger self in the process of researching what really happened to Margo Olson a young woman murdered by bow an

  5. says:

    This book is part memoir part crime story and part reflection on race relationships particular inter race relationships in Connecticut in the m

  6. says:

    Excellent read with a mixture of personal memoir research about Stamford in the 70s who knew Stamford mirrored so many cities with political and police corruption racist policies to attract and revile business and development and the tragic relationship between Margo and Howie JoeAnn's ex boyfriend Joe was likewise intriguing And wo

  7. says:

    This was a great read a memoir that’s so much It’s a true crime story a mystery a history a sociological exploration of race class feminism and politics all written with a novelist’s eye for scene and detail Great sentences throughout The

  8. says:

    I am halfway through this amazing story So far I am blown away by the beautiful writing and the complete honesty of the author's voice Although corruption race and feminism are key elements the author has no agenda She simply observes her past as influenced by the times with a healthy mix of objectivity and personal reflection A must read

  9. says:

    Hart's memoir is a no holds barred investigation of a brutal bow and arrow murder in corrupt Stamford in the '70s but it's much than that Unraveling her past as a white woman in a biracial relationship Hart pieces together haunting memories with buried fact weaving in threads of racism privilege feminism and domestic and cultural violence

  10. says:

    What an absorbing read The subtitle says it all and this book really delivers JoeAnn Hart evokes the gritty 1970s imbued with the lingering inn

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