His Name Is George Floyd

One man’s life and the struggle for racial justice

; Toluse Olorunnipa

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«'In this age of misinformation, where the victims of police killings are made out to be the problem, this humanising of Floyd is necessary... Samuels and Olorunnipa's greatest triumph is placing Floyd's life in the context of white supremacy.'»

Observer

«An intimate, unvarnished and scrupulous account of his life...brilliantly revealing.»

New York Times

«Since we know George Floyd's death with tragic clarity, we must know Floyd's America - and life - with tragic clarity. His Name Is George Floyd is essential for our times.»

«Detailed, vivid and moving.»

Washington Post

«The definitive work on who Floyd was and what his murder triggered. Gripping, heartbreaking, revelatory.»

Oprah Daily

«A wondrous feat of vivid writing and deep reporting, from the way it leads the reader through George Floyd's final fateful day on earth to its masterly account of Floyd's hopes and frustrations in the larger context of race in America.»

«We have come to know George Floyd as a symbol but have known little of George Floyd the man. In a monumental work of reporting and storytelling, Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa reveal who George Floyd was in life, and the extent to which his death was the result not just of the callous choices of a single police officer but of four hundred years of societal decisions to devalue Black life.»

«A sobering, deeply intimate account of George Floyd's life and all that he had to carry and contend with as a Black man coming of age in America. In a remarkable feat of reporting, Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa help us come to know Floyd as a full, rich, complicated human being.»

« A vivid, necessary portrait of a Black man in America, in all its nuance, tragedy, and fullness

«This multifaceted and exceptionally informative account is both a moving testament to Floyd and a devastating indictment of America's racial inequities

Publishers Weekly

«A much-needed portrait of the life, times, and martyrdom of George Floyd, a chronicle of the racial awakening sparked by his brutal and untimely death, and an essential work of history I hope everyone will read.»

«Writing with cogency and compassion, the authors free Floyd from the realm of iconography, restoring his humanity . . . A brilliant biography, history book, and searing indictment.»

Kirkus Reviews

«A wrenching chronicle of one of the most devastating events of our time . . . vital and illuminating.»

Booklist

«His Name is George Floyd takes more than 400 interviews with Floyd's siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, cellmates, lovers, roommates, coaches, neighbours and teachers, and weaves them into a complex, compelling and lyrical biography.»

Sydney Morning Herald

«Masterful, thorough and even-handed.»

Associated Press

«An expertly researched and excellent biography, a necessary and enlightening read for all.»

Atlantic

«Detailed, vivid and moving.»

Washington Post

«A deeply reported biography... Vivid storytelling drawn from interviews with family and friends reveals how the clouds of poverty, addiction and racism that preside over America often loomed over and got the better of Floyd... A sobering and essential work.»

New Statesman

«Excellent, important... A novelist seeking to create a character whose life exemplifies the challenges facing African American males could scarcely find a better model than Floyd.»

Time Literary Supplement

«The definitive work on who Floyd was and what his murder triggered. Gripping, heartbreaking, revelatory.»

Oprah Daily