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Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Public Affairs
Publication date September 26, 2005
Pages 450
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781586482190
ISBN-10 158648219X
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $26.95
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In the summer of 1999, in the tiny west Texas town of Tulia, thirty-nine people, almost all of them black, were arrested and charged with dealing powdered cocaine. The operation, a federally-funded investigation performed in cooperation with the local authorities, was based on the work of one notoriously unreliable undercover officer. At trial, the prosecution relied almost solely on the uncorroborated, and contradictory, testimony of that officer, Tom Coleman. Despite the flimsiness of the evidence against them, virtually all of the defendants were convicted and given sentences as high as ninety-nine years. Tom Coleman was named a Texas Lawman of the Year for his work.

Tulia is the story of this town, the bust, the trials, and the heroic legal battle that ultimately led to the reversal of the convictions in the summer of 2003. Laws have been changed in Texas as a result of the scandal, and the defendants have earned a measure of bittersweet redemption. But the story is much bigger than the tale of just one bust. As Tulia makes clear, these events are the latest chapter in a story with themes as old as the country itself. It is a gripping, marvelously well-told tale about injustice, race, poverty, hysteria, and desperation in rural America.



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Hardcover
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from Public Affairs (September 26, 2005)
9781586482190 | details & prices | 450 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $26.95
About: In the summer of 1999, in the tiny west Texas town of Tulia, thirty-nine people, almost all of them black, were arrested and charged with dealing powdered cocaine.
Paperback
from Public Affairs (September 11, 2006)
9781586484545 | details & prices | 456 pages | 8.25 × 5.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.96 lbs | List price $19.99
Miscellaneous
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from Findaway World Llc (July 1, 2008)
9781605148021 | details & prices | List price $69.99
About: In the summer of 1999, in the tiny west Texas town of Tulia, thirty-nine people, almost all of them black, were arrested and charged with dealing powdered cocaine.
CD/Spoken Word
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With James Boles (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Gildan Audio (June 29, 2007)
9781596590953 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $49.98
About: A modern-day American classic, the non-fiction equivalent to TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.

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